|State :||Tamil Nadu|
|Location :||12 ° 41 ′ N , 79 ° 59 ′ E|
|Height :||38 m|
|Residents :||62,579 (2011)|
Chengalpattu ( Tamil : செங்கல்பட்டு Ceṅkalpaṭṭu [ ˈtʃeŋɡəlpaʈːɯ ]; formerly Anglicizing Chingleput , Chinglepet or Chingelpet ) is a city in the north of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu with around 63,000 inhabitants (2011 census).
It is located on the Palar River in the Kanchipuram district , 33 kilometers southeast of the district capital Kanchipuram and around 50 kilometers southwest of Chennai (Madras). The city has medical and other educational institutions affiliated with the University of Madras .
85 percent of the population of Chengalpattu are Hindus , 7 percent Christian and 6 percent Muslim . The main language, as in all of Tamil Nadu, is Tamil, which is spoken by 85 percent of the population as their mother tongue. 9 percent speak Telugu , 3 percent Urdu and another 3 percent speak other languages.
- ^ Census of India 2011.
- ^ Census of India 2011: C-1 Population By Religious Community. Tamil Nadu.
- ↑ Census of India 2001: C-16 City: Population by Mother Tongue (Tamil Nadu), accessed under Tabulations Plan of Census Year - 2001 .