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Madurai (Tamil: மதுரை and IPA: [mɐd̪ɯrəj]), is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Indian peninsula. It is an ancient and prestigious city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, situated on the banks of the River Vaigai in Madurai district. The city is widely known as the Temple city, and is often also referred to as City of four junctions (Koodal Maanagar), Cultural Capital of Tamil Nadu (Kalaachaara thalainagar), City of Jasmine (Malligai Maanagar), Sleepless city (Thoonga Nagaram) Athens of the East and The city of festivals. With a population of 1,203,095 according to the 2001 Census, it is the Second largest city in Tamil Nadu. Madurai was the capital city of ancient Southern civilization. Madurai's cultural heritage goes back 2,500 years, and the city has been an important commercial center and has conducted trade as far as Rome and Greece since as early as 550 B.C.E. Madurai has history dating all the way back to the Sangam period of the pre-Christian era. It was the seat...      Read more at wikipedia...
 
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