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Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai's economy has a broad industrial base in the car, technology, hardware manufacturing, and healthcare industries. The city is India's second largest exporter of software, information technology (IT) and information-technology-enabled services (ITES). A major chunk of India's car manufacturing industry is based in and around the city.India is in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. Varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north. Upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges, deserts in west, Himalayas in north.The main languages are Hindi, English and at least 16 other official languages. The main religions are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism.The economy of India is the twelfth largest economy in the world by nominal value and the fourth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). In the 1990s, following economic reform from the socialist-inspired economy of post-independence India, the country began to experience rapid economic growth, as markets opened for international competition and investment. In the 21st century, India is an emerging economic power with vast human and natural resources, and a huge knowledge base.The population is 8.7 Mil (2014 est.), while the iinflation rate is 7.31% (2014 est.).