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Chingalpat, a town of India, and capital of the district, captured by Clive in 1752. It is 36 miles from Madras, and 15 miles W. from the Bay of Bengal. The district covers an area of 2,842 square miles. It is a flat country, with soil generally poor. Its coast line extends over 100 miles, yet does not present a single harbour.