One of the most important cities of Tamilnadu, Coimbatore is called the
'Manchester of South India' and is the third largest city in the state.
The headquarters of the Nilgiri region, its exposure to the Palghat Gap of
the Western Ghats Coimbatore a Salubrious climate. A highly industrialised
city, it is the centre of textile manufacturing in the state - there are
over a hundred mills in and around Coimbatore. Primarily a business
centre, it is known for the manufacturing of motor pump sets and various
engineering and electronic goods.