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Coordinates: 13.05418° N 80.28368° E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


The Marina Beach is a beach situated along a 12 km shoreline in the city of Chennai, India. Unlike the short, rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai on the west coast of India, the Marina is primarily sandy. A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... Juhu Beach is the most famous beach in Mumbai city, India. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ...

Sunrise at Marina beach
Sunrise at Marina beach

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Longest beach

Although many locals claim the Marina to be the world's longest (or second longest) beach, there exist in fact several longer beaches, including Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, Ninety Mile Beach in Australia and Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand and Praia do Cassino in Brazil, which is 240km long. However, unlike the other beaches, it is an urban beach similar to the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Coxs Bazar in Bangladesh is the worlds longest natural beach (120 km). ... False colour NASA landsat image of Ninety Mile Beach and the Gippsland Lakes The Ninety Mile Beach is a sandy stretch of south-eastern coastline of Victoria, Australia which separates the Gippsland Lakes region from Bass Strait. ... NASA satellite photo of the Aupouri Peninsula and Ninety Mile Beach Ninety Mile Beach is a beach located on the western coast of the far north of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Praia do Cassino (lit. ... Copacabana is a district located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, famous for its 4 km beach. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ...


Extent

The beach begins near Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south, a distance of about 12km.[1] An old 18 century sketch of the fort. ... Besant Nagar is one of Chennais most elite neighbourhoods, named after the famous lady theosophist Annie Besant, and adjoins the Theosophical Society. ...

The crowd at Marina Beach in the evening
The crowd at Marina Beach in the evening

A famous characteristic of the beach is the set of stone statues that adorn the roadside area of the beach. Most statues are of Indian/local legends like Mahatma Gandhi, Kannagi, Thiruvalluvar, while others have symbolic significance like the Statue of Labour. Also memorials for M. G. Ramachandran and C. N. Annadurai, former Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Periyar are present on the beach. Recently, a statue of actor Sivaji Ganesan was installed. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 308 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shailesh Kuttappan, Self-clicked I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 308 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shailesh Kuttappan, Self-clicked I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: , Hindi: , IAST: mohandās karamcand gāndhÄ«, IPA: ) (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948), was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. ... Kannagi, a mythological Tamil woman, is the central character of the South Indian epic Silapathikaram. ... Tiruvalluvar was one of the greatest Tamil poets. ... Maruthur Gopalamenon Ramachandran (Tamil: மருதூர் கோபாலமேனன் இராமச்சந்திரன், Malayalam:മരത്തൂര്‍ ഗോപാലന്‍ രാമചന്ദ്രന്‍) (January 17, 1917–December 24, 1987), popularly known as MGR எம்.ஜி.ஆர்., Puracthi Nadigar, Ponmana Chemmal, Makkal Thilakam and Puratchi Thalaivar (Tamil: Revolutionary Leader), was a long time leading Tamil film actor and Chief Minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death. ... C.N.Annadurai (1909 to 1969), popularly called Anna (which means elder brother in Tamil language) was the first non Congress Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, India. ... A Chief Minister is the elected Head of Government of a state of India, a territory of Australia or a British overseas territory that has attained self-government. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Ganesan in Thayaipola Pillai Noolaipola Selai, 1959 Sivaji Ganesan (October 1, 1927 - July 21, 2001) was a famous Indian actor and politician. ...


The Marina used to be famed for its pristine beauty, jolly ambiance, and rich ecosystems. However, since the middle of the 20th century, the beach and water has become polluted. A proliferation of plastic bags, human waste and other pollutants have rendered many parts of the beach unusable. In recent years, many voluntary organizations have taken up the task of cleaning up the Marina and protecting the ecosystem. Particular efforts include protection of Olive Ridley turtle nests along the Neelangarai section of the beach. Despite these problems however, a visit to the Marina is a sine qua non for any tourist coming to Chennai. A coral reef near the Hawaiian islands is an example of a complex marine ecosystem. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... It has been suggested that Pollutant be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Lepidochelys olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) The Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) is one of the smallest species of sea turtle. ... Sine qua non or condicio sine qua non was originally a Latin legal term for without which it could not be (but for). It refers to an indispensable and essential action, condition, or ingredient. ...

Panoramic view of a stretch of the sandy Marina beach
Panoramic view of a stretch of the sandy Marina beach

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Indian Ocean tsunami

On December 26, 2004, a tsunami caused by an earthquake caused huge destruction killing hundreds of people in the vicinity of the beach, including fishing communities settled nearby. While recovery has been difficult, the community has been hard at work rebuilding their treasured coastline to build morale and make the area attractive to vacationers. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


References

  1. ^ Beaches in Tamilnadu. Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation. Retrieved on 2007-05-08.

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (129th in leap years). ...

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Marina Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
Marina Beach is a km long beach which forms the shoreline of Chennai, on India's east coast.
A famous characteristic of the beach is the set of stone statues that adorn the roadside area of the beach.
The Marina used to be famed for its pristine beauty, jolly ambiance, and rich ecosystems.
marina: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (3597 words)
Marinas enjoyed an expansive period between 1992 and 1997, when the number of marinas increased 26 percent; there was a 53 percent increase in revenues; employees increased by 27 percent; and there was a 49 percent increase in annual payroll.
Marinas generally employ staff and bring in independent contractors or concessionaires to whom the marina may lease space or charge to work in the facility.
A marina is a port within a well-sheltered harbour where boats and yachts are kept in the water and where basic services and facilities geared to the needs of recreational boating are found.
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