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City Intro

Coimbatore [1] is known for its industrial hub, educational institutions, health care facilities, pleasant weather, friendly culture and hospitality. There is a significant minority of people of North and West Indian origin in Coimbatore which gives it a cosmopolitan outlook.

Languages spoken: Tamil, English, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. Tamil spoken here is called Kongu tamil.

The major tourist spots are Perur Temple[2], Kovai Kutralam, Top Slip (wildlife sanctuary), Coonor (hill station), Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Ooty (hill resort).

Kovai Kutralam is a water falls at Siruvani, 37 km from Coimbatore is scenically enchanting. Siruvani is the source of drinking water supply to Coimbatore. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary [3]is situated at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the Western Ghats near Pollachi about 90 km from the Coimbatore. The area of the sanctuary is 958 km². Various kinds of fauna like tiger, elephant sloth bear, black headed oriole, are to be seen here.


M.P. Periasamy Thooran[4], a great tamil poet lived here. His contributions to tamil literature,Tamil Encyclopaedia and carnatic music will be remembered forever.


Narain Karthikeyan, the fastest Indian on the Formula 1 circuit, and the motor sport pioneer of India, Karivardhan are from Coimbatore.


The famous Tamilnadu Agricultural University is in Coimbatore[5]


Coimbatore has a university [6] named after the great tamil poet Bharathiar [7]


The following are some of the great souls responsible for the industrial revolution in Coimbatore:

1. Sir Robert Stanes[8] who was instrumental in starting textile industries

2. G. D. Naidu who is called the "Thomas Alva Edison of India. Contributed in electronics, mechanical, agricultural and automobile engineering.

3. Nachimuthu Goundar and family who started transportation and agriculture based industries

4. Hardworking people of Coimbatore

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