The real name of Coimbatore is Kongu Mandalam. The King Cheran was ruled this area in the sangam period. The peoples belong to KONGU community are living mostly in this area. So, It is called as Kongu nadu or Kongu Mandalam. The coimbatore is also called as Kovai. The place coimbatore is very famous for cotton and mills. The Famous Lakshmi mills are here.
The inventor G.D.Naidu was belongs to this region. Many naidu families are living in Coimbatore. It is also called as "Monsester of South India".