Coimbatore

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Coimbatore
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Presidency: Madras Presidency
Coordinates: 11.018333°N 76.9725°E
Altitude: 411.2 metres (1,349 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Coimbatore
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
Transport links
Madras Railway, which became South Indian Railway
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Coimbatore was annexed to the Madras Presidency in 1799 after the defeat of Tipu Sultan in the 3rd Mysore War. It was the capital of Coimbatore District during the British period.

The station at this town was on the Madras Railway which became the South Indian Railway broad gauge (BG) 'Jalarpet-Mangalore Mainline'.The major railway junction of Podanur, with a railays workshop, was situated four miles to the southeast.

Military history

Siege of Coimbatore 1791

British Evacuee Camp, WW2

Churches and Cemeteries

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External links

Historical books online

  • Coimbatore page 57 The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal Volume 68 1847. Google Books. The cantonment was classified as one of the "Stations on the Plains between the sea coast and the mountain ranges"