Tirupur is a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in Coimbatore district, 50 kms east of Coimbatore which is known as "The Manchester Of South India" and about 495 km south-west of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Tirupur is the seventh largest city in Tamil Nadu and is one of the fastest developing cities in the state. Although Tiruppur is a little town, it is the centre of Tamil Nadu's cotton knitwear industry and successfully markets its products in India and overseas. It is called the Knits Capital of India as it caters to famous brands and retailers from all over the world.Nearly every buyer of Knits in the world comes to Tirupur.It has a wide range of factories which export all types of Knits fabrics and supply garments for Kids, Ladies, Mens garments - both underwears and tops. The city is known for its hosiery exports and provides employment for more than million peoples.

Some of the world's largest retailers including Walmart, Switcher, Diesel, ARMY, Tommy Hilfiger, M&S, FILA, H&M, Pink Lemonade, HTHP, Whale, Reebok, Heizzuer, PitStop, RESPECT import many textiles items and clothing from Tirupur. 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 U.S. and Europe. But the modern machinery used and the availability of skilled labour enabled this city to prosper and be competitive internationally. The nearest domestic airport is in Coimbatore. The nearest international airports are Kochi, Bangalore and Chennai airports. Tirupur is well connected by trains from Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi and Trivandrum Tirupur has carved its name in the Indian history even before the independence. Dheeran Chinnamalai fought against the English rule and was hanged in Sankagiri Fort by the British.

Before his hanging he was fighting the british and many places around Tirupur are 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 Kumaran road without letting down Indian national flag. It still remains as a great inspiration to its people. Tirupur's main road is named after its main hero, Kumaran. Another incident is that C. N. Annadurai, former chief minister of Tamilnadu met Periyar E. V. Ramasamy for the first time in Tirupur during Periyar's campaign which is considered to be a great turnover in the Indian political history. Tiruppur, situated near Coimbatore which is "The Manchester of South India", is known by various names such as "Dollar City", "Knit City", "Cotton City" and mainly "History Centre".

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