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

Calcutta
Bombay
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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Calcutta
Bombay
Madras
Bangalore
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flagIndia
6%
1%
90%
1%
182
flagthe United Arab Emirates
3%
7%
75%
14%
28
flagDenmark
13%
11%
63%
11%
36
flagSweden
7%
18%
62%
11%
27
flagItaly
8%
11%
61%
18%
59
flagSpain
13%
6%
58%
17%
29
flagCanada
12%
12%
55%
18%
65
flagAustria
5%
15%
55%
20%
20
flagGermany
9%
15%
53%
22%
218
flagthe Netherlands
15%
5%
52%
25%
59
flagAustralia
25%
10%
51%
12%
39
flagthe United States
14%
18%
50%
15%
704
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
15%
49%
20%
468
flagLithuania
14%
9%
47%
28%
21
flagRepublic of Ireland
12%
23%
46%
17%
56
flagPoland
15%
16%
45%
21%
13818
flagBelgium
8%
8%
44%
40%
25
flagFrance
17%
7%
43%
29%
41
flagNorway
21%
17%
39%
21%
41
flagUnknown
22%
18%
38%
20%
254

Gender

men47%
women45%
Calcutta
14%
16%
Bombay
14%
17%
Madras
47%
45%
Bangalore
22%
20%

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