City of Coimbatore

Coimbatore is the third largest city in Tamilnadu, with a population of more than 15 lakhs. The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. “Kovai” is the Tamil name to the city. The Climate is comfortable round the year. Situated at an altitude of 409 metres above sea level, Coimbatore experiences mild winters and moderate summers. There are approximately 45 annual rainy days.


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The city is known for its entrepreneurship of its residents. There are more than 25,000 small, medium, large-scale industries and textile mills.

The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore’s flourishing agriculture industry and, it is in fact the successful growth of cotton that has served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry.

Coimbatore is also famous for the manufacture of motor pump sets and varied engineering goods, due to which it has earned the title “Detroit of the South”.

In spite of it’s prominence as a busting industrial city, Coimbatore still remains one of the most pollution free cities in India. Covering an area of 23.5 square Kilometers, the city houses some of the biggest names in Indian Industry. The major industries include textiles, textile machinery, automobile spares, motors, electronics, steel and aluminium foundries. Tirupur – a neighbouring town has carved a niche for itself in the garments market.

Agriculture however remains the major occupation. The rich fertile soil and tropical climate is excellent for the growth of millet, paddy, cotton, tea, oil seeds and tobacco.

The temples bear witness to the religiousness and love of art and architecture of the people. There are also a number of places of tourist interest around Coimbatore. Ootacamund (Ooty) is one of the most popular tourist spots in India.

The city is also known for it’s educational institutions. There are several colleges & universities that are renowned and well known globally.

Coimbatore is well connected by Air, Rail and Road. There are frequent connecting flights trains and buses from all the major spots of the country to & fro the city.

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