third largest city of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, is one of the most
industrialized cities in Tamil Nadu. It is known as the textile
capital of South India or the Manchester of the South. The city
is situated on the banks of the River Noyyal. Coimbatore existed
existed even prior to the 2nd century AD as the capital of a
small tribl village.
until it was broght under Chola control in the 2nd - 3rd century
AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. Among its other
great rulers wre the Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas
and the Vijaynagara kings. When Kongunad fell to the British alon
with th rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore and
it is by this name that it is known today. In Tamil the city is
Located in the rain shadow region of the Western ghats,
Coimbatore enjoys a very pleasant climate all the year round,
aided by the fresh breeze that flows in through the 25 km long
Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region hs contributed to
Coimbatore's flourishing agricultural industry.
flourishing growth of cotton has served as a foundation for the
establishment of Coimbatore's famous textile industry. The first
textile mill came up as far back as 1888 and there are now over a
hundred mills. The result has been a strong economy and a
reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities of South
Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to neighboring
Kerala and the ever popular hill station of Udhagamandalam
(Ooty). It is the disembarking point for those who want to take
the Muntain train that runs from Mettupalayam, just 35 kms from
Coimbatore. There are also regular bus services from Coimbatore
to Udhagamndalam, popularly known as Ooty.
23.5 sq. kms.
9.23.085 (2001 census)
Climate : Max. Min
Summer : 39.4C 23.3C
Winter : 32.8C 20.7C
Rainfall : 92.2 mm - Average
Throughout the year
Throughout the year
Languages spoken :
Tamil, English, Telugu & Malayalam
STD Code :
Textiles, Textile Machinery, Automobile Spares, Motores,
Electronics, Steel & Aluminum
Millet, paddy, Cotton, Tea, Oil seeds, Tabacco
Coimbatore is well connected by Air, Rail and Road.
Coimbatore has an airport. Flights connect it to Chennai and
other important cities.
Coimbatore is connected by rail to Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram,
Delhi and other cities.
It is also connected to all the important cities and places of
interest by road.
Peelamedu Airport is 10 km from the City.