Coimbatore is one of the advanced districts of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.The headquarters of the district is Coimbatore city. It is second largest city in Tamil Nadu.
Geography of Coimbatore
Coimbatore is located on the banks of the Noyyal River.It is surrounded by mountains on the west side, with reserve forests and the (Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve) on the northern side.The entire western and northern part of the district borders the Western Ghats with the Nilgiri biosphere as well as the Anaimalai and Munnar ranges. The eastern side of the district, including the city is predominantly dry. A western pass to Kerala, popularly called the Palghat Gap provides its boundary.
Latitude of Coimbatore city : 11°1′6″N
Longitude of Coimbatore city : 76°58′21″E
Originally Coimbatore district formed part of the Kongu country. It is found that in early days the area was inhabited by tribes, the most predominant between them being the Kosars who are reported to have had their headquarters at Kosampathur which probably later became the present Coimbatore.
The language spoke in the Coimbatore city is mainly Kongu Tamil, an unique dialect of Tamil language.
City has 9 Lakes some lakes are :
Revenue Division in Coimbatore District
In Coimbatore there are 2 Revenue Division
Railways Station in Coimbatore District
Coimbatore North Railway Station
Periyanaickenpalayam Railway Station
Somanur Railway Station
Madukarai Railway Station
Pollachi Junction Railway Station
Vanjipalayam Railway Station
Pilamedu Railway Station
Ettimadai Railway Station
Coimbatore Junction Railway Station
Metupalaiyam Railway Station
Singanallur Railway Station
Tiruppur Railway Station
Karamadai Railway Station
Pollachi Junction Railway Station
Udumalaippettai Railway Station
Sulur Road Railway Station
Irugur Railway Station
Podanur Junction Railway Station
Bus Stations in Coimbatore District
Coimbatore Government Bus Station
Palladam Bus Station
Ukkadam Bus Station
Coimbatore Central Bus Station
Mettupalayam Bus Station
Udumalpet Bus Station
Coimbatore Town Bus Station
Pollachi Bus Station
Vadavalli Bus Station
Tirupur Bus Station
Gandhipuram Fast Passenger Bus Station
Singanallur Bus Station
Karamadai Bus Station
Tourist Place in Coimbatore District
Kovai Kutralum, Siruvani Hills.
Siruvani Dam, Near wallaiyar.
Black Thunder (Water Sports)
Aliyar Dam, Near Pollachi.
Monkey Falls, Aliyar
Horticulture Farms, Kallar, Near Mettupalayam.
Vaitheki Falls, Narasi Palayam
Salim Ali Ornithology Centre, Anaikatty.
Kadamparai Power House, Valparai
Botanical Garden Tamilnadu Agricultural University
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park (Top Slip), Pollachi
V.O.C Park, Coimbatore
Karamadai Range Forest - Pilloor Dam
Valparai Hill Station.
Cholayar Dam, Valparai
Religious Place or Temples in Coimbatore District
Saibaba Temple, Coimbatore.
Balaji Temple, Karumalai, Valparai.
Then Thiruppathy, Sirumugai, Mettupalayam
Kamachi Amman Temple, R.S.Puram
Patteswarar Temple, Perur, Coimbatore.
Koniamman Koil Temple, Coimbatore
Subramaniasamy Temple, Thirumuruganpoondi.
Vana Bathrakaliamman Koil, Nellithurai, Mettupalayam.
Masaniamman Koil, Anaimalai, Near Pollachi.
Munthi Vinayakar Koil, Puliakulam, Coimbatore.
Murugan Temple, Marudhamalai.
Arulmigu Echanari Vinayakar Temple, Coimbatore.
Puri Jaganath Temple, Coimbatore.
Thandumariamman Temple, Avinashi Road.
Immanuel Church, Coimbatore.
Christ Church, Coimbatore.
Bethesdha Prayer Centre, Karunyanagar.
Karamadai Aranganathar Temple, Near Mettupalayam.
Athar Jamad Mazid, Town Hall, Coimbatore.
Guruthvara, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore.
Jain Temple, R.S. Puram, Coimbatore.
Carmel Prayer Tower, Coimbatore.
Anthoniar Church, Puliakulam, Coimbatore.
Education in Coimbatore
Coimbatoreis a hub of educational college, institute. There are many engineering college, management college and professional institute.Coimbatore has a well developed educational infrastructure, with 7 Universities, 2 medical colleges and over 54 Engineering Colleges and 70 Arts and Science colleges.
Engineering colleges in Coimbatore
Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology
Tamilnadu College of Engineering
V.L.B.Janakiammal College of Engineering & Technology
Amrita Institute of Technology & Science, Coimbatore
Amrita School of Engineering,Coimbatore
Coimbatore Institute of Engineering and Information Technology
Coimbatore Institute of Technology
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology
Info Institute of Engineering
JCT College of Engineering and Technology
Park College of Engineering and Technology
Sri Eshwar College of Engineering
Sri Krishna College of Engineering & Technology
K P R Institute of Engineering and Technology
Kathir College of Engineering
Kumaraguru College of Technology
Maharaja Engineering College
Maharaja Institute of Technology
Government College of Technology , Coimbatore
Hindustan College of Engineering & Technology
Prithvi Engineering College
PSG College of Technology
Ranganathan Engineering College
SNS College of Engineering
Indus College of Engineering
Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College
Karpagam College of Engineering
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences,
Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology
Hospitals in Coimbatore
Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore
Kovai Medical Center and Hospital, Coimbatore
PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore
ESI Hospital, Coimbatore
Lotus Eye Care Hospital, Coimbatore
Sankara Eye Centre, Coimbatore
The Eye Foundation & Lasik Centre, Coimbatore
Ellen Hospital, Coimbatore
Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore
Womens Center, Coimbatore
Arvind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore
Coimbatore Diabetes Foundation
G Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital (GKNM), Coimbatore
Rao Hospital, Coimbatore
MedIndia Hospitals, Coimbatore
Naveen Hospital, Coimbatore
Coimbatore Kidney Centre (CKC)
Kovai Diabetes Speciality Center, Coimbatore
Coimbatore Cancer Foundation
Vikram Hospital and ENT Research Centre, Coimbatore
The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore
Sheela Hospital, Coimbatore
Industries in Coimbatore District
Textiles are the major industry in the Coimbatore district.India's leading Textile Machinery Manufacturer "Lakshmi Machine works Ltd" produces textile machinery for textile mills in India and abroad.
Wet grinders : In Coimbatore there are 700 wet grinder manufacturers
Pump manufacturing : The Major Pump manufacturers Aquasub engineering , Suguna pumps, Sharp Industries, Deccan Pumps , CRI Pumps, Texmo Industries, & KSB Pumps are renowned world wide.
Auto components : Spin-off company, Jayem Automotives, offers R & D services to Mahindra, Tata Motors and Hindustan Motors are the major manufacturing Auto components company in Coimbatore.
Some of the other major industries are
Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW)
Premier Instruments & Control Limited (PRICOL)
Revathi Equipment Ltd
Craftsman Automation Pvt Ltd
Gingelly, Pepper, Poultry, Cotton, Coconut, Arenut and betel, maize and millet, Corn, Wheat and rice (limited areas),Sugarcane (limited areas) ,Tea ,Coffee, Jaggery are the main crops of this district.