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Madras (pronounced MAD-res) is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon, United States. Originally called The Basin after the circular valley the city is located in, it is unclear as to whether Madras was named in 1903 for the cotton fabric called "Madras" that originated in the Chennai area in India, or from the city of Chennai, which was also "Madras". The population was 5,078 at the 2000 census. The 2006 estimate is 6,070 residents. It is the county seat of Jefferson County.