Coimbatore Travel Guide, India
Coimbatore is one of the most important industrial hubs for India. Its importance can be depicted by the term given to the city of Coimbatore many times in the media, ‘The Manchester of South India’. Coimbatore happens to be the second largest city in terms of population amongst all cities within the state of Tamil Nadu.
Coimbatore is said to have received its name from local Goddess of Coimbatore whose name was Koniyamman Kuniyattamuttur. The second name of this Goddess changed several times from Kuniyattamuttur to Kuniyamuttur and later on finally to Koyamuttur. This last version of her second name gave birth to Coimbatore, which is the anglicized form of Koyamuttur. In today’s modern day world, the city of Coimbatore is also called as CBE.
Coimbatore had the population of around 1460000 inhabitants as per the consensus of year 2001 and its literacy rate is 78 percent which is way above the literacy rate of India (60 percent).
Coimbatore is famous for various kinds of industries and these industries are the one that drive the economy of the city. Some of these industries are: health care, engineering firms, textile firms, hospitality industry, and the ever growing higher education institutions which are popping up in the city at an ever growing rate.
Coimbatore is located in western region of Tamil Nadu and near the Tamil Nadu - Kerala border. It is surrounded by natural boundaries on its western side. These natural boundaries being mountain ranges. On the Northern Side of Coimbatore is Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (a huge reserve of forests). The rest of the Western and Northern sides of the city is surrounded by Western Ghats with the very famous Munnar ranges and Anaimalai ranges. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve can also be found on these sides.
The eastern section of the city of Coimbatore remains dry for the most part of the year. This dry land also includes a huge part of the city itself.
While most of the cities in North India are famous for high temperatures, Coimbatore has very pleasant climate which any local would love to live in. the highest temperature which Coimbatore might experience is 41 degrees Celsius while the lowest temperature is 12 degrees Celsius. One should note that the highest might be 41 but it rarely reaches those heights. Mostly, the temperature remains around 35 degree Celsius even during summers.
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