Tamilnadu - Places in Tamilnadu - Coimbatore


Coimbatore is 498 kms from Chennai. The third largest city of the state, Coimbatore the headquarters of a district of the same name, is one of the most industrialised cities in Tamil Nadu. The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal and is known as the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the South. Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd century AD as a

small tribal village capital called Kongunad until it was brought under Chola control in the 2nd or 3rd century AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas.

Among its other great rulers w Kongunad fell to the Britishlong with the rest of the state, its name was nged to Coimbatore and it is by this name that it is known today, except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai.

Located in the shadow of the Western Ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a very pleasant climate the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows in thr that served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textindustry. The first textile mills came up around 1888 and there arw over a hundred mills. The result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in South India.

Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to the neighbouring state odisembarking point for those whwant to take the Mountain train thatregular bus services from Coimbatore to Ooty.

Area 23.5 sq. kms.
Population 9,23,085 (2001 census)
Altitude 43.2 mts.
Max. Min.
Summer 39.4 ºC 23.3 ºC
Winter 32.8 ºC 20.7 ºC
Rainfall 92.2 mm - Average
Season Throughout the year
Clothing Tropical
Languages spoken Tamil, English, Telugu and Malayalam
Industries Textile, Textile Machinery, Automobile spares Motor, Electronics, Steel & Aluminium Foundries.
STD Code 0422

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