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It was the Portuguese who arrived first here in 1522, and they built a port and named it São Tomé, after the Christian apostle St.Thomas, who is believed to have preached in this region between the years 52 and 70 AD.The area was under rule of Damarla Venkatapathy Nayak, who was an influential chieftain under Vijayanagara Ruler Peda Venkata Raya a.k.a. The Nayak gave grant of a piece of land, lying between the river Cooum and river Egmore, to the English East India Company through their agents, in 1639. It later became the major naval base and administrative centre of British. The city witnessed a quick growth and was connected to other important cities by rail.
Both groups strived to grow their colonial populations and although their populations reached into 10,000 persons when the British arrived, they remained substantially outnumbered by the local Indian population.
Bappaswami, who is considered as the first Pallava to rule from Kancheepuram, was a chieftain under the Satavahanas.
The Pallavas who had been mere viceroys, became independent rulers of Kancheepuram and its surrounding areas.
The Cooum (or Koovam) and Adyar rivers flow through the city.
Chennai has several lakes like Red Hills, Sholavaram, Puzhal and Chembarambakkam, which supply potable water to the city.
The Vijayanagar rulers appointed chieftain known as Nayaks who ruled over the different regions of the province almost independently.