Population: As of 2001India Tirupur had a population of 346,551. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%.
Tiruppur has a pleasant, salubrious climate, not reaching the high tropical temperatures of southern coastal India. Situated in the Western part of the state of Tamil Nadu, Tirupur is located at an elevation of about 310 meters. The mean maximum and minimum temperatures during summer and winter vary between 35°C to 18°C. The highest temperature ever recor ded is 41 °C and lowest is 12 °C.
Tirupur is the "Knitwear capital" of India. It has spurred up the textile industry in India for the past three decades. Its economic boom boosts the morale of Indian industrialists. It contributes to a huge amount of foreign exchange in India.
Tirupur has the largest and fastest growing urban agglomerations in Tamil Nadu. Tirupur stands as the life for millions of people in Tamil Nadu. the knitwear industry which is the soul of Tiruppur has created millions of jobs for all class of people. There are nearly about 3000 sewing units,450 knitting units, hundreds of dyeing units and other ancillary units which are un-countable.
The annual for-ex business for the past year 2008 stands at Rs. 8,000 crore. Due to the climate and availability of raw material and work force Tiruppur has had made a large contribution to the export of knitwear garments.vellakoil is coming under this district only.
It is called the Knits Capital of India as it caters to famous brands retailers from all over the world. Nearly every international knitwear brand in the world has a strong production share from Tirupur.
It has a wide range of factories which export all types of Knits fabrics and supply garments for Kids, Ladies, Men's garments - both underwear and tops. The city is known for its hosiery exports and provides employment for about 300,000 people Some of the world's largest retailers including C&A, Walmart, Primark, Switcher, Diesel, ARMY, Tommy Hilfiger, M&S, FILA, H&M, HTHP, Whale, Reebok import many textiles items and clothing from Tirupur city. A large market for export reject pieces also exists centered in the Khaderpet locality close to the railway station.
Even though the city is very prosperous, the infrastructure is very minimal. The city grew very quickly due to the high demand for manufacturing for the popular clothing brands mostly in the United States of America and Europe. But the modern machinery used and the availability of skilled labour enabled this city to prosper and be competitive internationally.
The lack of infrastructure facilities comparatively for the foreign exchange which the city brings is a big negative point to be noticed. The Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) and other associations are taking actions directly to get some sort of facilities done (like the third water scheme and NAP).
Tirupur is also known for its which have achieved major certificates and is showing an average growth of 40% per year since 1990.
The association formed by the Exporters of Tirupur (TEA) is one of the most successful association in India trying hard and been successful in helping the trade in Tirupur.
New Tirupur is a small new town (Industrial Park) growing in Tirupur formed and working as NAP by the exporters. It is an appropriate example for the future of Tirupur.
· Sri Sakthi
· Srinivasa Multiplex,
Geography : It is at an 11.1075°N 77.3398°E
Tirupur is a fully industrial city and hence there is a sharp unavailability of more tourist destinations in it. But ther a re many places for recreation in tiruppur.
Some of the most famous tourist spots of Tamil Nadu are just two to three hours drive from Tirupur viz., Kodaikanal, Ooty, Coonoor, Pollachi, Kovai Kutrallam, Vaidheki falls, Topslip, Neliyampathy, Valparai, Kothagiri and Palani.
Tiruppur known by various names such as Knit city, Cotton city is famously called the Textile city of India, it is also a Historical Centre.
Tiruppur the name has emerged during the epic ages .it has been said that the shepherds of pandavas were stolen by thieves and the same was recaptured by his forces. That's why it is known as Thiruppu=turn oor=place. This has also been mentioned in the official website of the Tirupur district.it is also clear from the old name of Dharapuram which is "Viradapuram", where the name is also been quoted in verses of Mahabaratham. Evidences of ancient city of Tiruppur has been collected as coins,old pottery items found in many places of the modern city during excavation for new buildings.
Some of the earliest Chola stone carvings have mentioned about "Kanchi Maanadhi" (the Noyyal River) and about the fertile sand that it deposits on its banks. It is evident from it that the land around Tiruppur was fertile and thus agriculture flourished in the region. That's why today too Tiruppur is a centre for trading of cotton, vegetables etc.,. The Visveswaraswamy temple at the heart of the city is one of the oldest temples in this region. It has been said by ancestors that the "Lingam" (the statue of Lord Shiva) that is present in this temple was left by a Chola king when he was carrying this idol from Kasi. Also the Chellandi Amman temple situated at the banks of River Noyyal has some idols that are based on the early Chola style architecture.
Tirupur has carved its name in the Indian history even before the independence of India. The legendary Kongu chieftain and Palayakkarar, Dheeran Chinnamalai fought against the British forces and was hanged in the Sankagiri Fort by the British. Before his hanging he was fighting the British and many places in and around Tirupur were known to be his dwelling places. Tiruppur Kumaran, one of the freedom fighters was killed during lathi charge when he was on a patriotic march in the Kumaran Road against the British without letting down Indian National Flag. It still remains as a great inspiration to the people of the city. Tirupur's main road is named after Kumaran.
Another notable incident is that C. N. Annadurai, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu met Periyar E. V. Ramasamy for the first time in Tirupur during Periyar's campaign which is considered to be a turning point in the Indian political history
K.M from Chennai : It is at 383 km
Near By Places :
· Palladam Vellakovi