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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Bombay
Madras
Bangalore
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flagIndia
6%
1%
88%
1%
215
flagthe United Arab Emirates
2%
11%
75%
11%
36
flagDenmark
13%
11%
63%
11%
36
flagItaly
8%
11%
62%
18%
72
flagSpain
12%
9%
58%
16%
31
flagLithuania
12%
8%
56%
24%
25
flagthe Netherlands
14%
5%
55%
23%
77
flagGermany
10%
17%
51%
20%
256
flagCanada
16%
12%
51%
18%
72
flagAustralia
26%
9%
50%
14%
42
flagSweden
10%
20%
50%
17%
40
flagthe United States
15%
18%
49%
15%
750
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
15%
48%
21%
524
flagBelgium
7%
7%
46%
38%
26
flagPoland
15%
17%
45%
21%
16328
flagRepublic of Ireland
10%
24%
45%
19%
66
flagFrance
16%
9%
44%
27%
43
flagAustria
16%
10%
43%
26%
30
flagUnknown
22%
19%
35%
22%
545
flagNorway
23%
17%
34%
25%
47

Gender

men44%
women46%
Calcutta
16%
16%
Bombay
16%
17%
Madras
44%
46%
Bangalore
22%
20%

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