Erode District

Erode, a special grade City is located at a distance of 100 Km. East of Coimbatore and is situated on the bank of river Cauvery between 11 ° 19.5" and 11 ° 81.05" North latitude and 77 ° 42.5" and 77 ° 44.5" East latitude . Erode local planning area extends over an area of 76,21Sq.Kms with the population of 2.48 lakhs as per 1981 census.

Erode District in Tamil Nadu State is very important market centre for Turmeric. Turmeric is received, not only from Erode district, but also from the other parts of Tamil Nadu and adjoining district like Mysore in Karnataka State.

The root for the name of the Town "ERODE" may be because of the existence of the two (Odais) water courses viz., Perumpalayam and Kalingarayan Channel. But there is also a legend which says that the place apparently derives its name from the words "Eara Odu" which means "wet skulls".

The city is located in a cotton growing region, and its industries include cotton ginning and the manufacture of transport equipment.