About Tirupur District

Tirupur is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which is 47 kilometers away from Coimbatore. It is situated on the banks of the Noyyal River, which divides the city into roughly two-halves. Tirupur city is administrative headquarter of Tirupur district. Tirupur is situated in a region that was a part of the ancient Chera Empire as well as the Kongu Nadu region. Here, the total area of the Corporation is 159.6 km2 which is divided into 60 wards. The total population of the city as per the 2011 Indian census is 444,352. Tirupur is a main textile and knit wear hub. The textile industry caters employment to over 6, 00,000 peoples and has an annual turnover of 220 billion Rupees. Of this, nearly 120 billion rupees comes from exports. Tirupur is popularly called as “Dollar city”.

A Brief History Of Tirupur District

The district is named after the city of Tirupur, In Mahabaratham Arjuna (Pandavas) returned the cattle defeated by enemies and returned to Dharapuram (Nirai Meetal) Nirai Thiruputhal and become Tirupur. Since the 1990s, the formation of the new Tirupur district had been urged by the exporters of Tirupur. Tirupur city and surrounding region, where there is considerable industrial and business activities, was to be the core area. They assumed that a new district would facilitate administration of the region and allow more aggressive development measures.

Tirupur district was formed in the year 2009, carved out of the Coimbatore and Erode districts making it one among the 32nd district of Tamil Nadu, and one of the ten most industrialized and economically developed districts of Tamil Nadu, India. Before the formation of Tirupur district, Avinashi, Madathukulam, Palladam, Tirupur, and Udumalpet were taluks of Coimbatore district; and Dharapuram and Kangeyam were taluks of Erode district. The new taluk Madathukulam was formed after the district was created.