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How to Call Chennai From the USA

Call Chennai without having to worry!

Since your days at University of Madras, you knew one day you‘d move on and have to call Chennai from wherever you ended up. 

Ready to call Chennai but not sure how?
Check out our how to call Chennai guide below:

  • Start by dialing 011 -- the U.S./Canada exit code.
  • Then dial 91 -- the country code for India.
  • Then 44 -- the Chennai area code (for landlines only).
  • Conclude your dialing with the 8-digit Chennai landline OR 10-digit Chennai mobile number.

Want to call other places in India? Check out our how to call India guide (complete with calling codes to major Indian cities) today!

The chapter on Chennai:

Chennai (formerly Madras) is the sixth largest Indian city - with nearly 11 million inhabitants (as of 2021, source). Owing to its colonial past, Chennai has a number of historical, picture-perfect buildings - sure to get cameras clicking. Aside from tourism, Chennai is also a center of education, culture, commerce (Chennai has India‘s second largest port) and film, as the city produces a number of Tamil-language films.

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