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|• Body||Nagar Palika|
|• Total||58.08 km2 (22.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Maraimalai Nagar is a town of Kanchipuram District, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a municipality town in Kanchipuram district. It lies in the southern part of the Chennai metropolitan area around 50 km from downtown Chennai Egmore and about 15 km from Vandalur. Maraimalar Nagar is a part of the Chengalpattu taulk in Kanchipuram district. It is a satellite town developed by the CMDA in 1980. Many heavy industries are located in Maraimalai Nagar. The Ford India and BMW car factories are located within a mile from Maraimalai Nagar and the Indian software giant Infosys also has an office within eight kilometers of Maraimalai Nagar. SRM University has its main campus in the neighbouring Potheri. As of 2011, Maraimalai Nagar had a population of 81,872.
Maraimalai Nagar Municipality comprises Kattankulathur, Potheri, Thailavaram, Vallanchery, Thirukatchur, Kalivandhapattu, Kadambur, Koodalur and Peramanur villages and was constituted as Third grade Municipality in 2004. In 2010, it is upgraded as Special Grade Municipality. The town is divided into 21 wards. The extent of Municipal Area is 58.08 km2. Maraimalai Nagar is also very near to Oragadam - a new investment destination near Chennai.
Maraimalai Nagar is the headquarters town of Maraimalai Nagar in Kancheepuram district. Maraimalai Nagar Satellite Town was developed by CMDA and it is located in the south direction at a distance of 45 km from Chennai City Centre. It is situated at 12'41'30" latitude and 74'58'00" longitude and 28m elevated from M.S.L.
Maraimalai Nagar has the location advantage in terms of transportation net work. The town is well connected by rail and road, Chennai - Dindigul National Highway No.45 passes through the Town. Chennai-Trichy Broad-gauge railway lines passes through the town.
Acharapakkam Town and Melmaruvathur Temple town lies 20 km and 15 km south of the Town.
Maraimalai Nagar has a railway station, bus stand, upgraded primary health care [GOVNT], telephone exchange, electricity office, post office, police station and higher secondary schools. The suburb is close to SRM University and its group of institutions: (Valliammai Engineering College, SRM School of Management, SRM Medical College, SRM Hospital, Valliammai Polytechnic, SRM Polytechnic, SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science, SRM Pharmacy) which are located in Potheri, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Guduvancheri. It is becoming the largest residential area between Chennai Tambaram and Chengalpet kanchipuram because of the IT companies in and around Maraimalai Nagar like Accenture, Ford, Mahindra World City and SEZ.
According to 2011 census, Maraimalai Nagar had a population of 81,872 with a sex-ratio of 953 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 8,821 were under the age of six, constituting 4,555 males and 4,266 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 18.54% and .45% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the city was 78.67%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The city had a total of 19,970 households. There were a total of 31,926 workers, comprising 329 cultivators, 732 main agricultural labourers, 853 in house hold industries, 25,637 other workers, 4,375 marginal workers, 71 marginal cultivators, 191 marginal agricultural labourers, 164 marginal workers in household industries and 3,949 other marginal workers. As per the religious census of 2011, Maraimalainagar (M) had 90.27% Hindus, 3.58% Muslims, 5.6% Christians, 0.1% Sikhs, 0.04% Buddhists, 0.07% Jains, 0.32% following other religions and 0.02% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.
777.83 Hectares of Lands are Cultivated in Maraimalai Nagar Area Main Crops Cultivated in this area are Paddy, Sugarcane, Groundnut, raggi, etc., Water sources for irrigation: Palar River water source and Local sources
Maraimalai Nagar is well connected with other parts of the Chennai city by road and the Chennai Suburban Railway Network, it is also good connectivity with Chengalpattu through road and rail.