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%
  • 1901-1941: Census of India, 1961. Government of India. 1961.

Read more about SaidapetHistory of Saidapet, Important Places, Politics

Other articles related to "saidapet":

Ashok Nagar, Chennai - Location in Context
... Vadapalani Kodambakkam K.K.Nagar West Mambalam Ashok Nagar Jafferkhanpet West Saidapet Saidapet Neighbourhoods of Chennai Adyar Adambakkam Alwarpet ... Pondy Bazaar Poonamallee Porur Purasawalkam Puzhuthivakkam Royapettah Royapuram Saidapet Santhome Sholinganallur Shenoy Nagar Siruseri Sithalapakkam Sowcarpet St ... Nerkundram Central T Nagar Parry's Corner Saidapet Mylapore Chepauk Chetput Egmore George Town Kilpauk Mambalam Nandanam Nungambakkam Palavakkam Panagal Park Park ...
Saidapet - Politics
... Saidapet assembly constituency is part of Chennai South (Lok Sabha constituency) ... It occupies an important place in Tamil Nadu politics being the starting place for election rallies ...
List Of MTC Chennai Bus Routes - List of Routes
... Thiruvottiyur x 1G Thiruvottiyur Velachery Saidapet, Annasalai, Parry's Corner, Kalmandapam, Tollgate 1G Cut Broadway Madipakkam Velachery, Saidapet, TVS, LIC 1G xt Thiruvottiyur Medavakkam ... Nagar Tambaram East Saidapet, Velachery, Medavakkam, Camp Road x x 5B T ... Nagar Mylapore Saidapet, Anna University, Adyar, Sathyastudio, Mandaveli x 5C Broadway Taramani Madhya Kailash, Kotturpuram, Alwarpet, Royapettah, Chennai Central ...
Medavakkam - Connectivity
... Velachery M11 Tambaram East Saidapet Medavakkam Jn ... Koot Road NGO Colony Via madipakkam koot road M14x Madambakkam Temple Saidapet Via madipakkam koot road, Santhoshapuram, Vengaivasal M15 Medavakkam Koot Road Mylapore Velachery M21 Velachery ... Nagar Kolathur via Ponmar 51S Saidapet Tamabaram East via Medavakkam,NGO Colony PP51 Tambaram High Court Medavakkam Jn ...
Chromepet - Transportation Links - Buses
... Main bus services from Hastinapuram are 52 B – Hastinapuram to Highcourt via Saidapet,LIC – every 1 h. 52E – Nemilicheri To Highcourt via Saidapet ... Nagar via Saidapet – every 1 h ...