Chennai - A Historical Gold Mine
Chennai is the second oldest Municipal Corporation in the world, started in 1687, next only to London
Connemara Public Library at Chennai is one of the four National Depository Libraries which receive a copy of all books, newspapers and periodicals published in India. Chennai is also home to the Asia's largest library. It is housed in the same campus as the Government Museum, which is the second oldest in India.
The Great Trigonometry Survey (the first proper map of the country) was started by British surveyor Col. William Lambton on the 10th of April 1802. It was started from St.Thomas Mount, Chennai up to the foothills of the Himalayas. St. Thomas Church, located on this mount, is said to have the best view of the city’s airport.