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PORUR

Porur is a suburb of the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a town panchayat in the Poonamallee taluk of Thiruvallur district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Occupying a crucial position on the Mount-Poonamallee Road, Porur is known for its chemical industries and manufacturing plants, residential colonies and vegetable market. Porur is of great antiquity and is believed to have been existent since the Pallava period. It was upgraded from a village panchayat to a town panchayat on October 1, 1977. It is one of the fast-developing suburbs of Chennai.
Porur is situated at an elevation of 15 metres above sea level and is bounded on the east and south-east by the Pallavaram Hills. The Porur Lake is the principal source of fresh water for the suburb. Porur is internationally known for the Ramachandra Medical College campus which is situated here.
 

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