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%
89%
0%
167
flagSweden
8%
13%
69%
8%
23
flagthe United Arab Emirates
6%
6%
66%
20%
15
flagDenmark
13%
11%
63%
11%
36
flagItaly
9%
11%
60%
17%
51
flagSpain
14%
7%
57%
17%
28
flagGermany
9%
15%
54%
21%
203
flagCanada
12%
10%
54%
20%
55
flagthe Netherlands
16%
5%
52%
22%
53
flagAustria
5%
15%
52%
21%
19
flagAustralia
27%
10%
51%
10%
37
flagthe United States
15%
18%
49%
15%
659
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
14%
48%
21%
403
flagRepublic of Ireland
14%
22%
48%
16%
50
flagPoland
15%
16%
46%
21%
12075
flagFrance
17%
7%
43%
29%
41
flagBelgium
8%
8%
43%
39%
23
flagUnknown
21%
10%
41%
26%
56
flagNorway
22%
15%
40%
22%
40
flagLithuania
21%
14%
21%
42%
14

Gender

men50%
women46%
Calcutta
13%
16%
Bombay
13%
17%
Madras
50%
46%
Bangalore
22%
20%

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