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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Madras
Bangalore
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flagIndia
6%
1%
90%
0%
160
flagSweden
8%
13%
69%
8%
23
flagCroatia
15%
0%
69%
15%
13
flagItaly
8%
12%
61%
18%
49
flagDenmark
14%
10%
60%
14%
28
flagSpain
15%
7%
57%
15%
26
flagCanada
11%
9%
56%
20%
53
flagAustria
5%
16%
55%
16%
18
flagGermany
10%
14%
54%
21%
180
flagthe Netherlands
16%
2%
54%
25%
48
flagthe United Kingdom
14%
14%
51%
18%
335
flagAustralia
27%
10%
51%
10%
37
flagthe United States
15%
18%
49%
16%
621
flagPoland
15%
16%
45%
21%
10827
flagRepublic of Ireland
15%
21%
45%
17%
46
flagBelgium
8%
8%
43%
39%
23
flagNorway
23%
15%
36%
23%
38
flagthe Philippines
28%
28%
35%
7%
14
flagFrance
17%
10%
32%
35%
28
flagLithuania
23%
15%
15%
46%
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Gender

men50%
women46%
Calcutta
12%
16%
Bombay
13%
17%
Madras
50%
46%
Bangalore
22%
19%

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