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23.50 square kilometres

15 lakh

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

Geographical Location
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 People
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.

Public Transport
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.

City Mayor
V. Gopalakrishnan, Coimbatore Corporation, Big Bazaar Street, Coimbatore - 641001. Phone: 395884

Number of members Legislative Assembly: 234

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