About Coimbatore & Tirupur
254 Sq. kms
42,71,856 (Coimbaotre District)
411 Meters, above mean sea level
Mild winter and moderate Summer
Summar - Max. 34.7°C / Min . 21.1°C
Winter -
Max. 32.2°C / Min . 19.2°C
61.22 Cms annual
Throughout the Year
Rainy Season
September to November
Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English

Coimbatore is the third largest city in Tamilnadu, With a population of more than 15 lakhs. There are more than 30,000 tiny small, medium and large industries and textile mills. The city is known for its entrepreneurship of its residents. The climate is comfortable round the year.

The city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. 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. When Kongunad fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore and it is by this name that is knoen today, except in Tamil, in which it is called Kovai.

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

There are more than 25,000 small, medium, large scale industries and textile mills. 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". 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.


Tirupur is an important trade center of India which is famous for its knitted garment wears. It is situatednear Coimbatore which is known as "The Manchester Of South India". Tirupur is a major source of Foreign Exchange for the country because of its exports. It is famous for the export of all Knitted garment wears such as T-Shirts, Polo - Shirts, Sweat Shirts, Banyans, Pajamas & Night Dresses on various fabrics like Single Jersey, Interlock, Fleece, Polar Fleece, Pique Jersey, Pointelle Jersey, RIB, Pointelle RIB,Drop Needle etc. Tirupur, in Tamil Nadu , (located 55 km to the east of Coimbatore City) accounts for 90 % of India’s cotton knitwear export,worth an estimated Rs 4,000 crores. But it is severely handicapped by poor infrastructure. Tirupur has a unique significant presence at the lower end of the international hosiery and knitwear market. But the exports from Tirupur are under threat due to the critical issues of environment pollution and child labour. The slow process of infrastructure development is also coming in the way of this town acquiring the image of a prestigious and mature international knitwear centre.

Most Tirupur entrepreneurs are satisfied with catering to the lower end of the market on a contract manufacturing basis. Tirupur is basically a traditional centre for cotton ginning. It's export boom began in the late 1980s , and the entire populace now depends on its viability as an export centre. Almost every household in the town undertakes some activity directly linked to the knitwear industry. The town’s dusty and narrow bylines, like Surat, are lined with residence-factories (most houses have dedicated at least one oom to these activities) spinning cotton into yarns, or knitting yarn into fabric, or simply separating and dividing the waste and scrap fabrics back into yarn for reprocessing. A whole range of industrial units catering to ancillary functions such as manufacture of cartons, polythene bags, zips, buttons, tapes and other packing material, has also spawned in a big way.