Chennai Demographics

Who are the people that live in Chennai, we really need to know because if we don’t we will definitely struggle to sell clams at all. People in Chennai are used to Western Culture from the British colonial days which can be still seen today. Many people speak English, so much so that its used to carry out business and for education. English is also so widely spoken in the city that its common for people to speaking the local language (Tamil) and to use english expressions. Its become so popular that its become known as Madras Bashai. Chennai also has the highest literacy rate of India sitting at 80.14% some 30% above the national average.

There are about 4,7 Million people living in the city area with about 20% of that population living in slum conditions. In 2011 saw the agglomeration of the city and it suburbs which bought the population to 9 million people, making Chennai the 31st largest city in the world.

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