Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamilnadu after Chennai, and popularly known as Manchester of South India, is situated in the western part of the state of Tamil Nadu. The population of the city as per 1991 census is 8,16,321.Covering an extent of 105.6 sq.km., Coimbatore City is the district head quarter. Coimbatore is well known for its textile & automobile parts industries and has excellent potential for industrial growth. Recently it is also emerging as ahub of software industries. Because of its proximity to the hills of the Western Ghats, Coimbatore enjoys an excellent climate throughout the year.
Coimbatore City is well connected with other parts of the country by air, railways and an excellent road network. An international airport is serving the city, which is located on Avinashi road at approximately 10 kms from the city center. It is also well connected with rail service to various parts of the country. The city is connected by an excellent road network with Kerala and Karnataka. The National Highway no.47 passes through the city. The queen of hills stations, Ooty is only 90 kms from the city and is well connected by road and mountain rail service throughout the year.