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Coimbatore District

Manchester of South India

Coimbatore District is situated in the western part of the state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the banks of the Noyyal River, Coimbatore enjoys a healthful climate throughout the year. Dindigul, Erode and Nilgiris are the neighboring districts. It has an area of 7,470 sq km, and is known as the textile capital of South India. The temperature varies from 24o C to 39o C. Coimbatore District gets abundant rainfall from the south-west monsoon season (June to August). It has a population of over 4.2 million. Half of its area is cultivable. Agriculture, textile industry, animal husbandry and dairy farms are the major occupations. The chief crops are paddy, jowar, sugarcane, cotton and groundnut.

Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and English are the languages spoken. Aliyar Park, Thirumurthy Dam, Amaravathi Dam, Siruvani Dam, Black Thunder(Water Sports), Parambikulam Dam, Valparai, Cholayar Dam, Kadamparai Power House and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Botanical Gardens are the major tourist attractions. The tourist information center is situated at Railway Junction, Coimbatore.

Updated on 13th August, 2015

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