Coimbatore, popularly known as
Manchester of South India, is situated in the western part of the state of Tamil
Nadu. The population of the city as per 1991 census is 8,16,321.Covering an
extent of 105.6 sq.km., Coimbatore City is the district head quarter. Coimbatore
is well known for its textile industries and has excellent potential for
industrial growth. Because of its proximity to the hills of the Western Ghats,
Coimbatore enjoys an excellent climate throughout the year.
Coimbatore City is well connected with other parts of the country by air,
railways and an excellent road network. An international airport is serving the
city, which is located on Avinashi road at approximately 10 kms from the city
center. It is also well connected with rail service to various parts of the
country. The city is connected by an excellent road network with Kerala and
Karnataka. The National Highway no.47 passes through the city. The queen of
hills stations, Ooty is only 90 kms from the city and is well connected by road
and mountain rail service throughout the year.