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Sembakkam is located in Chennai
Coordinates: 12°55′35″N 80°9′54″E / 12.92639°N 80.16500°E / 12.92639; 80.16500Coordinates: 12°55′35″N 80°9′54″E / 12.92639°N 80.16500°E / 12.92639; 80.16500
StateTamil Nadu
 • Total45,356
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-11

Sembakkam is a residential locality in Greater Chennai City in Tamil Nadu State, India. It is located between Tambaram and Medavakkam and belongs to Tambaram Taluk Region.

It falls under the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) as notified in 1974. It is located on the Velachery Main Road which has been home to multiple schools and colleges as well as several well known national and international brands.

Sembakkam is well connected to other parts of the city with round-the-clock bus services and by train from Tambaram. Its proximity to Velachery, Tambaram, and OMR has made it into a more premium locality and one of the hottest places in terms of value appreciation.


In 1984, the village panchayat of Sembakkam was elevated to town panchayat along with the hamlets of Rajakilpakkam and Gowrivakkam.

The town panchayat's population was 21,492 as per figures of the 2001 census. It more than doubled to 45356 as per the census of 2011.

In 2013, Sembakkam was elevated as a municipality. The annual revenue of the town panchayat touched Rs. 5 crore, an important factor that aided its status elevation to municipality, the official said. Spread over 6.27 square kilometres, Sembakkam is divided into 15 wards for administration purposes.[1]

Corporation status awaited[edit]

Sembakkam Municipality is set to upgrade as Chennai Tambaram Corporation soon.[when?] A proposal was made to TN Government to make Tambaram as Chennai Tambaram Corporation zone. Tambaram Corporation will encompass two municipalities Sembakkam, Tambaram, four town panchayats in Perungalathur, Peerkankaranai, Madambakkam and Chitlapakkam, and seven village panchayats including Mudichur, Medavakkam, Vengaivasal, Agaramthen.

A proposal for creating three independent municipal corporations Tambaram, Pallavaram, Avadi is under the consideration of the government.[2]


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)

As of 2011 India census,[3] Sembakkam had a population of 45,356, Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

As per the religious census of 2011, Sembakkam had 78.01% Hindus, 8.21% Muslims, 12.74% Christians, 0.04% Sikhs, 0.04% Buddhists, 0.15% Jains and 0.78% following other religions.[4]

Places of interest[edit]

Sembakkam EB children's Park (near EB Office)[edit]

This park has well maintained lawn and orchids, with facilities such as library, water fountain, shuttle ground, walking path and play area for kids.

Alavattamman Kovil Park (Kamarajapuram)[edit]

Built around the Alavattamman Kovil Pond area, this park has a long (square-shaped) walking path around the pond, a library, water fountain,shuttle ground and play area for kids.

It also has swing chairs for adults, along the tree shades.

Hindu temples[edit]

Many temples are present in and around the area. The Chandra Mouleeswarar temple in Sembakkam, Guruswamy Nagar is one of the best maintained and must-visit temples in the locality. One must look out for Prathosham celebrations (if not even any other special festivals) if you intend to visit the place. One other famous temple in sembakkam is Jambulingeswarar temple, Temple of lord Shiva and Aghilandeswari amman.

  • Sri Aganda Paripoorana Sachidananda Sabai, Rajakilpakkam
  • Dhenupureeswarar Temple (Madambakkam)
  • Aalavattamman Temple, Kamarajapuram
  • Ponni amman Koil
  • Kamakshi Temple
  • Bajanai Koil
  • Pillayar Koil
  • Karumariamman Temple
  • shree maha sakthi puram Temple



  • Zion AG Church, Kamarajapuram
  • St Joseph Church, Mahalakshmi Nagar
  • CSI St.Mark's Church, Camp Road Junction
  • Advent Christian Church, Gowriwakkam
  • The Ark Victory Church, Gowriwakkam
  • CSI St.John's Church, Madambakkam


  • Shanthinikethan Matriculation Higher secondary school sembakkam
  • Shanthinikethan CBSE school sembakkam
  • Alpha Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Velachery Main Road, Sembakkam
  • BOAZ Public School, Velachery Main Road, Gowrivakkam
  • M.A.V. Vidyashram, Kamarajapuram
  • Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School(Branches: Indira Nagar, Madambakkam, Hasthinapuram)
  • Alwin Memorial Public School, Indira Nagar
  • Olive Public School, Chitlapakkam
  • Kanchi Mahasamy Vidya Mandir (CBSE Affiliated), Sembakkam


  1. ^ "Sembakkam is now municipality, residents thrilled". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Corporation status awaited". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns(Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004.
  4. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.