About Coimbatore

Coimbatore, also known as Kovai [koːʋəj], is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest city and urban agglomeration in the state after Chennai and the sixteenth largest urban agglomeration in India. It is administered by the Coimbatore Municipal Corporation and is the administrative capital of Coimbatore district. It is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in India and a major textile, industrial, commercial, educational, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu.It is often referred to as the "Manchester of South India" due to its cotton production and textile industries.Coimbatore is also referred to as "Pump City" and it supplies two thirds of India's requirements of motors and pumps. The city is one of the largest exporters of jewellery, wet grinders, poultry and auto components with "Coimbatore Wet Grinder" and "Kovai Cora Cotton" recognized as Geographical Indications by the Government of India.The city is located on the banks of Noyyal river surrounded by the Western Ghats.

Coimbatore was the capital city of the historical Kongu Nadu and was ruled by the Cheras as it served as the eastern entrance to the Palakkad Gap, the principal trade route between the west coast and Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore was in the middle of the Roman trade route that extended from Muziris to Arikamedu in South India.The medieval Cholas conquered the Kongu Nadu in the 10th century CE. The region was ruled by Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century followed by the Nayaks who introduced the Palayakkarar system under which Kongu nadu region was divided into 24 Palayams. In the later part of the 18th century, the Coimbatore region came under the Kingdom of Mysore and following the defeat of Tipu Sultan in the Anglo-Mysore Wars, the British East India Company annexed Coimbatore to the Madras Presidency in 1799. The Coimbatore region played a prominent role in the Second Poligar War (1801) when it was the area of operations of Dheeran Chinnamalai.

In 1804, Coimbatore was established as the capital of the newly formed Coimbatore district and in 1866 it was accorded municipality status with Robert Stanes as its Chairman. The city experienced a textile boom in the early 19th century due to the decline of the cotton industry in Mumbai. Post independence, Coimbatore has seen rapid growth due to industrialisation

 

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Coimbatore has sister city relationships with the following cities of the world.

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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coimbatore

 
Marudamalai Temple
Dhyanalinga Temple
Brookefields Mall
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Codissia Trade Fair Complex
Marudhamalai Hill Temple
Vellingiri Hill Temple
Kovai Kutralam Falls
Parambikkulam
Monkey Falls
Velliangiri Mountains
Gedee Car Museum
Aazhiyaar Dam
Black Thunder Theme Park
Kovai Kuttralam
Masaniamman Temple
Ramar Temple
Siruvani Falls and Dam
Sri Naga Sai Temple
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
ISKCON Coimbatore
G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition
Bethesda International Prayer Centre
Aliyar Dam Reservoir Park
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple
Fun City Mall
Game & Entertainment Centres
Karaimadai Ranganathar Temple
Sree Ayyappan Temple
Sri Ranganathar Temple
Vaidehi Waterfall
Kodiveri Dam
Kovai Kondattam Theme Park
Nehru Stadium
Bhavani Sagar Dam
Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple
Maharaja World
Thirumoorthi Dam
Then -Tirupathi
Sri Kari Varadaraja Perumal Temple
Infant Jesus Church
Dharmalingeshwarar Temple
Lord Ganesha Temple
Movie Theatres
Forest College Museum
Ayappan Pooja Sangam Temple

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