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Cooum or Kuvam River is one of the 2 "rivers" of Chennai, India, the other one being the Adyar River. The name of Cooum is derived from Tamil Literature from the word “coovalan” denotes a person who is well versed in the science of hydrology. The River Cooum, once a fresh water source is today a drainage course collecting surpluses of 75 small tanks of a minor basin. The length of the river is about 65 km, of which 18 km, fall within the Chennai city limits. This once fishing river & boat racing ground has borne the brunt of the city's unplanned explosion. The Kesavaram dam diverts the river into the Chembarambakkam Lake from which water is utilized for the supply of drinking water to the city of Chennai. Cooum River is near Kamarajar Salai Road; is near Swami Sivananda Salia - Adams Road; is near Rajaji Salai - North Beach Road; is near Valaji Road; is near Anna Salai - Mount Rd; is near Body Guard Road; is near Flagstaff Road; is near Pycrofts Road; Cooum River is geographically located at latitude(13.0683 degrees) 13° 4' 5" North of the Equator and longitude (80.286 degrees) 80° 17' 9" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Chennai.

The locations related to Cooum River are represented by the nearest distances two points and may not be nearest by road. For example, Cooum River is located 211 metres from Port Trust Quarter. Cooum River is located 393 metres from Buckingham Canal. Cooum River is located 418 metres from Palm Grove. Cooum River is located 449 metres from Anna Square. Cooum River is located 503 metres from University of Madras.

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Buckingham Canal is located 0.4 Kilometres away from Cooum River. Buckingham Canal - 1 Photo(s) Featured.
Chennai Flagmast is located 0.8 Kilometres away from Cooum River. Chennai Flagmast - 2 Photo(s) Featured.
St. Mary’s Church is located 1.2 Kilometres away from Cooum River. St. Mary’s Church - 1 Photo(s) Featured.

Hotel Royal Regency 2.5km, Kings Hotel 4.3km, Taj Hotel 4.5km, are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Cooum River.

Chintadripet Market 1.5km, Metal Market 2.1km, Moore Market 2.1km, are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Cooum River.

War Memorial 0.6km, Old Army Barracks Buildings 1.1km, Fort St. George 1.5km, are places of interest (attraction) located near Cooum River.

University of Madras 0.5km, College of Arts and Crafts 2.6km, Ethiraj College 3.2km, are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Cooum River.

Nehru Park Running Track 4km, Congress Grounds 4.8km, Chetpet Lake 5km, are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Cooum River.

Cooum River

Port Trust Quarter

Buckingham Canal

Palm Grove

Anna Square

University of Madras

War Memorial

Island Grounds Golf Course

Chennai Flagmast

Chepauk Station

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium

Old Army Barracks Buildings

Government Estate

St. Mary’s Church

Chintadripet Station

Gandi Nagar

Chintadripet Market

Fort St. George

Tiruvellikeni Station


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Cooum River

Park Town Station is about 1.6 km away.

Madras Medical College - MMC is about 1.6 km away.

Anna university is about 1.6 km away.

Devi Cinema is about 1.6 km away.

Madras Medical College and Research Institute is about 1.6 km away.

MMC Nurses Quarters is about 1.7 km away.