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%
89%
1%
175
flagthe United Arab Emirates
3%
7%
74%
14%
27
flagSweden
8%
12%
68%
12%
25
flagDenmark
13%
11%
63%
11%
36
flagItaly
8%
12%
58%
19%
56
flagSpain
14%
7%
57%
17%
28
flagCanada
11%
12%
55%
19%
63
flagAustria
5%
15%
55%
20%
20
flagGermany
9%
15%
54%
21%
209
flagthe Netherlands
15%
5%
52%
25%
59
flagAustralia
26%
10%
52%
10%
38
flagthe United States
15%
18%
49%
15%
684
flagthe United Kingdom
13%
15%
49%
20%
435
flagPoland
15%
16%
46%
21%
12817
flagRepublic of Ireland
13%
22%
45%
18%
53
flagBelgium
8%
8%
44%
40%
25
flagFrance
17%
7%
43%
29%
41
flagUnknown
21%
14%
42%
22%
85
flagNorway
21%
17%
39%
21%
41
flagLithuania
18%
12%
31%
37%
16

Gender

men50%
women46%
Calcutta
13%
16%
Bombay
14%
17%
Madras
50%
46%
Bangalore
22%
20%

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