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Coimbatore, capital of a district in the Madras Presidency, on the Noyil, and 304 miles S.W. of Madras. It is a well-built and well-drained town, at a height of 1,437 ft. above the sea, and has a cool climate well suited to Europeans. The whole district of 7,432 sq. miles bears the same name as the capital, and produces cotton and tobacco, as well as timber from extensive teak forests.