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Erode

Administration
Native ameErode
Other nameஈரோடு
NicknameTurmeric City, Textile City, Loom-City
TypeCity
RegionKongu Nadu(West Tamilnadu)
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictErode District
SubdistrictErode(Urban)
Established date1871
Government
MayorK. Kumar Murugesh
City CommissionerK.R.Selvaraj
Commissioner of PoliceSonal V. Misra
Parliamentary constituencyErode
Assembly constituencyErode(West), Erode(East)
Planning AgencyErode Corporation
Geography
Total Area27.3 sq mi (70.8 km2)
Altitude183 m
Demography
Total Population389906 (2007)
Density (pop.)583/km2 (1510/sq mi)
Official languagesTamil
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode638xxx
Telephone91 (424)
VehicleTN 33,36,56,34

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Erode ( -taiːroːɽɯ) is a city, an urban agglomeration, a municipal corporation and headquarters of the Erode district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It is situated at the center of the South Indian Peninsula, about 400 km (248.5 mi) southwest from the state capital Chennai and on the banks of the rivers Cauvery and Bhavani, between 11° 19.5" and 11° 81.05" North latitude and 77° 42.5" and 77° 44.5" East longitude. It is located on the Western Bank of the river Cauvery, while its Twin City, Pallipalayam, is on the Eastern Bank of the river.

Erode is well known for handloom, powerloom textile products and readymade garments and hence it is called Loom City of India or Texvalley of India. Products such as cotton sarees, bed spreads, carpets, lungies, printed fabrics, towels, dhotis are marketed here in bulk. It has also been nicknamed as Manjal Maanagaram (Turmeric city) and Javuli Nagaram (Textile city). Erode is an important city in Kongu Nadu.


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