Chennai is one of the India's largest cities. What was the previous city name?

Calcutta
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Madras
Bangalore
The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India in 1947 and con­tin­ues to date. Madras was changed to Chennai in 1994, but the old name pre­served in many in­sti­tu­tion­s, like Madras Stock Ex­change, Madras Uni­ver­si­ty and Madras High Court.

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Bombay
Madras
Bangalore
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flagIndia
6%
1%
89%
0%
205
flagthe United Arab Emirates
2%
11%
73%
11%
34
flagDenmark
13%
11%
63%
11%
36
flagSpain
12%
9%
58%
16%
31
flagItaly
9%
12%
57%
20%
63
flagthe Netherlands
14%
5%
54%
24%
70
flagCanada
14%
13%
52%
18%
69
flagSweden
11%
16%
52%
16%
36
flagLithuania
13%
8%
52%
26%
23
flagGermany
10%
16%
51%
21%
247
flagAustralia
26%
9%
51%
12%
41
flagthe United States
15%
18%
49%
15%
725
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
15%
48%
20%
500
flagRepublic of Ireland
10%
21%
46%
20%
64
flagAustria
15%
11%
46%
23%
26
flagBelgium
7%
7%
46%
38%
26
flagPoland
15%
16%
45%
21%
15623
flagFrance
17%
7%
43%
29%
41
flagUnknown
21%
20%
35%
22%
524
flagNorway
23%
17%
34%
25%
47

Gender

men44%
women45%
Calcutta
16%
16%
Bombay
16%
17%
Madras
44%
46%
Bangalore
22%
20%

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