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Coimbatore is the third largest city of the state, one of the most industrialized cities in Tamil Nadu, known as the textile capital of South India or the Manchester of the South India, the city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal, Coimbatore existed even prior to the 2nd or 3rd century AD by Karikalan, the first of the early Cholas. Among its other great rulers were Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings. When Kongunadu fell to the British along with the rest of the state, its name was changed to Coimbatore and it is by this name that it is known today, in local Tamil language it is also called as Kovai. In the rain shadow region of the Western ghats, Coimbatore enjoys a very pleasant climate all the year round, aided by the fresh breeze that flows through the 25 kms long Palakkad gap. The rich black soil of the region has contributed to Coimbatore’s flourishing agriculture industry and, it is in fact the successful growth of cotton that served as a foundation for the establishment of its famous textile industry.

The first textile mill came as far back as 1888 after that many textile mills were started and provided many employment opportunities to within as well as neighboring Districts. The result has been a strong economy and a reputation as one of the greatest industrial cities in South India. There are more than 25,000 small, medium, large scale industries and textile mills are situated. Coimbatore is also famous for foundry and automobile industries, manufacturing of textile industry equipment’s, spares, motor pump sets, wet grinders and varied engineering goods and services. The development of Hydro electricity from the Pykara Falls in the 1930 led to a cotton boom in Coimbatore. Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to neighboring Kerala State and the very popular hill station of Udhagamandalam (Ooty) is 70 kms from Coimbatore. It is the disembarking point for those who want to take the Mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam just 35 kms away from Coimbatore, regular bus services also available daily from Coimbatore to Ooty and other districts, towns and major cities.
 

Coimbatore lies at 11°1′6″N 76°58′21″E in south India at 411 metres (1349 ft) above sea level on the banks of the Noyyal River, in southwestern Tamil Nadu. It covers an area of 642.12 km2 (247.92 sq mi). It is surrounded by the Western Ghats mountain range to the West and the North, with reserve forests of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve on the northern side. The Noyyal River forms the southern boundary of the city, which has an extensive tank system fed by the river and rainwater. The eight major tanks and wetland areas of Coimbatore are namely, Singanallur, Valankulam, Ukkadam Periyakulam, Selvampathy, Narasampathi, Krishnampathi, Selvachinthamani, and Kumaraswami. Multiple streams drain the waste water from the city.

The city is divided into two distinctive geographic regions: the dry eastern side which includes majority of the urban area of the city and the western region which borders the Nilgiris, Anaimalai and Munnar ranges. Palghat Gap, a mountain pass which connects the neighbouring state of Kerala to Tamil Nadu, lies to the west of the city. Because of its location in the biodiversity hotspot of the Western Ghats, it is rich in fauna and flora. The Coimbatore urban wetlands harbours around 116 species of birds, of which 66 are resident, 17 are migratory and 33 are local migrants. The spot-billed pelican, painted stork, openbill stork, ibis, spot-billed duck, teal and black-winged stilt visit the Coimbatore wetlands on their migration.  Apart from the species common to the plains, various threatened and endangered species such as Indian elephants, wild boars, leopards, Bengal tigers, gaurs, Nilgiri tahr, sloth bear and black-headed oriole are found in the region.

   
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FUN CINEMAS BABA MULTIPLEX GOKULAM CINEMAS A/C SRI SAKTHIVELAN THIRAI ARANGAM PALANIAPPA THEATRE
SATHYA BOORKEFIELDS KARPAGAM COMPLEX SDC CINEMAS JAYASANTHI THEATRE VELMURUGAN THEATRE
KG MULTIPLEX KNM COMPLEX KALPANA THEATRE AMBAL CINI COMPLEX MANIS THEATRE
CARNATIC THEATRE MAHARAJA MULTIPLEX SANGEETHA COMPLEX LAKSHMI THEATRE MARUTHI
VR COMPLEX SARVAM CINEMAS ARASAN JAYANTHI THEATRE ROYAL THEATER
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