Ambattur is a neighbourhood of Northern Chennai, located in the Ambattur taluk of the Chennai Corporation in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was made part of the Chennai Corporation in 2011. Closer to Anna Nagar, Padi and Avadi, Ambattur is a fast developing residential locality and manufacturing hub of Chennai. It covers an area of 45 km². The neighbourhood is served by Ambattur railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway. Ambattur has its origins in a village of the same name which can be located at present as areas opposite to Ambattur telephone exchange. Ambattur was a village with large extents of agricultural farm lands irrigated by the once-sprawling Ambattur Lake. The growth was heightened after Ambattur industrial estate was established in 1964. In 2011, the neighbourhood had a population 466,205.