Best answer: How many rivers are there in Chennai?

Chennai has three main rivers – the Kosasthalaiyar to the north, the Adyar river to the south, and the Cooum flowing between them across central Chennai. The three rivers are connected by the Buckingham canal built in the 19th century for navigational purposes.

Is there any river in Chennai?

The Cooum river (also known as Thiruvallikenni river) is one of the shortest classified rivers draining into the Bay of Bengal. This river is about 72 km in length, flowing 32 km in the city of Chennai (urban part) and the rest in rural part.

Cooum River.

Cooum Triplicane
Length 40 mi (64 km)
Discharge
• location Chepauk, Chennai

How many rivers are there in Tamil Nadu?

List of Rivers in Tamil Nadu

Sr. No. Name Length
1 Kaveri River 765 km
2 Palar River 348 km
3 Thamirabarani River 125 km
4 Vaigai River 258 km

Is Adyar River and cooum same?

Most of the waste from the city is drained into this river and the Cooum.

Adyar River.

Adyar
• location Tamil Nadu, India
Length 26 mi (42 km)
Basin size 204 sq mi (530 km2)
Discharge

Which is important river in Chennai?

Chennai has three main rivers – the Kosasthalaiyar to the north, the Adyar river to the south, and the Cooum flowing between them across central Chennai. The three rivers are connected by the Buckingham canal built in the 19th century for navigational purposes.

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Which is longest river in Tamilnadu?

It is the third largest river – after Godavari and Krishna – in southern India and the largest in the State of Tamil Nadu, which, on its course, bisects the state into North and South.

Kaveri.

Kaveri Cauvery
Map of the Cauvery river basin
Location
Country India
State Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

Which is the smallest river in Tamilnadu?

Ponnaiyar River

South Pennar Thenpennai Ponnaiyar
Krishnagiri Dam across the river
Map of the South Pennar river flowing through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
Location
Country India