Saidapet

Saidapet (Tamil: சைதாபேட்டை) is a neighbourhood in Chennai (Madras), India. The Saidapet Court, the only other court of judicature in Chennai city apart from the Madras High Court and the Saidapet bus depot are located here. Prior to its incorporation in Madras city, Saidapet functioned as the administrative headquarters of Chingleput district. Saidapet is also known as Saidai. The neighbourhood is served by Saidapet railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.

Saidapet was founded by the Nawab of the Carnatic in the 18th century AD and was named Sayyid Khan Pettah after Sayyid Khan, the army commander of the Nawab's forces. When the kingdom began to decline, Saidapet was occupied by the British East India Company and was made the administrative headquarters of Chingleput district. The health district in Chengalpet district is split into Saidapet hud and Kanchipuram hud. Panagal building which is a part of Saidapet is a famous landmark.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1881 10,290
1891 5,702 −44.6%
1901 14,254 +150.0%
1911 15,635 +9.7%
1921 27,404 +75.3%
1931 33,037 +20.6%
1941 41,347 +25.2%
Sources:
  • 1901-1941: Census of India, 1961. Government of India. 1961.

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