23.50 square kilometres
432 metres above sea level
Salubrious climate. Maximum Temperature - 34 ° celsius. April
and May are the hottest months. Minimum Temperature - 20°
celsius. Average Rainfall - 60 cms a year
Coimbatore is situated around 11° north latitude and 77° east
longtitude, in western Tamil Nadu, South India.
While the city is flat, it is surounded by hilly terrain,
since it is situated at the foot of the Niligiri Hills. In
this, the third largest city in Tamil Nadu, groundwater supply
has never been bountiful. The crops that flourish here are
millet, paddy, cotton, tea, oil seeds and tobacco.
The majority are Tamil-speaking. Despite being very enterprising
in business, the people of the city seem conservative and
they continue to cherish age-old customs.
Frequent Bus services are run by private operators. The most
prevalent mode of hired transport in the city is the Autorickshaw.
The minimum metered charge is Rs 12/- (day) and Rs 15/- (night).
The waiting charge will be 20 paise for every 5 minutes.
Mobile Phone Services
Aircel Limited, 1078, Viscose Towers, Avinashi Road,
Coimbatore - 641018. Phone: 217517 Fax: 218907
Aircell Limited, CODISSIA Towers, 5, Huzur Road, Coimbatore
- 641018. Phone: 217117 Fax: 211512
BPL Cellular Limited, 1045 / 46, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore
- 641018. Phone: 210668 , 212563, 214415
Political Party in Power
The All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)
party is currently in power, with J Jayalalithaa as
the Chief Minister.
V. Gopalakrishnan, Coimbatore Corporation, Big Bazaar
Street, Coimbatore - 641001. Phone: 395884
Number of members Legislative Assembly: 234