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Facts about Kongu Nadu

  • Coimbatore also known as Kovai and Koyamuthur, is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu after Chennai and the 16th largest urban agglomeration in India.
  • Coimbatore is called the "Manchester of South India" due to its extensive textile industry, fed by the surrounding cotton fields.
  • The culture of Coimbatore is based on Kongu Vellala Gounder's community. Distinctly different from that of any other city in India. Being a cosmopolitan city, the culture of the city reflects its diverse population which has resulted in a unique blend.
  • It is home to more than 50,000 Micro, Small and Medium enterprises in the various fields of general engineering, textiles, textile spates, auto spares, machine tools, motor & pumps, foundry, home appliances, software, farm equipment etc.
  • Leading and most trusted aluminium casting manufacturers and supply partner in Coimbatore and worldwide.
  • The city is one of the largest exporters of jewellery, wet grinders, poultry and auto components; the "Coimbatore Wet Grinder" and the "Kovai Cora Cotton" are recognised as Geographical Indications by the Government of India.
  • Population of Coimbatore is multi-cultural due to the influx of migrant population from various regions of the country.
  • Coimbatore district is home to Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, which is the core of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
  • Coimbatore ranked as 18th among the cleanest cities in India. It is also one of the 12 cities in the State selected for the Smart City project.
  • Coimbatore accounts for 80% of the textile machinery manufactured in the country.
  • The city has been considered as one of the largest foundry cluster in India. There are about 700 foundry units in the Coimbatore cluster.
  • Coimbatore Pumps and Motors manufacturing cluster with over 1,000 MSMEs are meeting almost 45 per cent of the countries requirements of pump sets.
  • Coimbatore is also called as the pump city of Asia. Coimbatore pumps are being exported for over 25 years.
  • Coimbatore is one of the major gold jewellery manufacturing hubs in India, renowned for making cast jewellery and machine made jewellery. The city is home to about 3000 jewellery manufacturing companies and to over 40,000 goldsmiths.
  • It boasts of a high literacy rate of 83.98% owing to the presence of numerous good educational institutions.