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COIMBATORE - Manchester of South India, The Cotton City

Coimbatore is the second largest industrial city in Tamil Nadu after Chennai. It is located in the north-west of the Tamil Nadu State and the border of Kerala State. It is rich in its industrial, agricultural, natural wealth. The kind culture of the people make this city so famous. It has its own unique and soothing climate than any other region in the State.

Coimbatore is one of the largest cities in Tamil Nadu with a population of more than 15 lakhs. The city is known for its entrepreneurship of its residents. The climate is comfortable throughout the year. The city is situated on the banks of the River Noyyal. Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd century AD by Karikalan, the first king of the early Cholas. When Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name changed to Coimbatore and it is by the name that it is known today, except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai.


The rich black soil and red soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore's flourishing agricultural industry and the successful growth of cotton has served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry.

There are more than 30, 000 small, medium and large-scale industries and textile mills. Coimbatore is also famous for the manufacture of motor pump sets and varied engineering goods. The Development of Hydro electricity from the Pykara Falls in the 1930s led to a cotton boom in Coimbatore. The result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in South India.


The "Knit City" Tirupur is the heart of the Coimbatore in its industrial status. Tirupur is also known as the "Dollor City". It is India's No.1 knitwear garments producer and export garments to all over the world. Fashion Shows, Knitwear Machines Expo and Seminars are conducted here.

Coimbatore is a well-populated city in Tamil Nadu because for its healthy business, industries, climate, education, vocations and much more. That's why it is known as the Manchester of South India.

Coimbatore is the largest cotton producer in the Tamil Nadu State. The red-soil, water facilities and climate makes this city as the home of cotton farms.

Important Tourist Places in Coimbatore:

Kovai Kutrallam & Siruvani Hills

St. Antony's & Infant Jesus Shrines

Bethesda Prayer Tower

Maruthamalai Subramanya Temple

Thandumariamman & Koni Amman Temples

Valparai - Hill Resort

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

V.O.C. Park

Dams: Aazhiyaar Dam| Amaravathi Dam & Crocodile Farm| Kodiveri Dam| Sholaiyaar Dam| Thirumoorthi Dam

Kovai Kondattam

Eachanari and Patteeshwar Temples

Dhyanalinga Temple


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