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Chennai is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

Sister city relationships

The sister city relationships began in the 1950s. Chennai went into pacts with Volgograd, Russia and Frankfurt, Germany. In 1984, Chennai signed sister city agreement with Denver, US.

In 2008, Chennai signed a sister city relationship with San Antonio, Texas. The agreement allowed Texas to share its curriculum to strengthen Chennai Corporation's community college programme. The NBA team San Antonio Spurs also conducted a one-day basketball workshop for students of corporation school in Saidapet.

On 16 May 2015, Chennai has established a sister city relationship with Chongqing in China. The bilateral agreement was signed during the three-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chennai Mayor Saidai Duraisamy was present at the time of signing of the agreement. Chennai Corporation and Chongqing municipality will look to exchange resources for development on education, environment, urban planning, waste management and to improve trade.

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