HISTORY OF TIRUPPUR DISTRICT
Welcome to the home page of Tiruppur. It has gained universal recognition as the leading source of Hosiery, Knitted Garments, Casual Wear and Sportswear. Tiruppur is an important trade center of India. Tiruppur is a major source of Foreign Exchange for the country because of its exports. Tiruppur has gained universal recognition as the leading source of Hosiery, Knitted Garments, Casual Wear and Sportswear. The city accounts for 90 % of India's cotton knitwear export, worth an estimated US$ 1 bn. Tiruppur is basically a traditional centre for cotton ginning.
It is a textile city located on the banks of Noyyal River. It is the administrative headquarters of the Tirupur district is a textile hub and a vast generator of employment for unskilled temporary workers.Tiruppur is a district of the Tamil Nadu, formed in 2012. This district is formed with these taluks from Coimbatore district and Erode district: Tirupur, Avinashi, Palladam, Dharapuram, Kangeyam and Udumalpet. Tirupur city is the Judicial administrative headquarters of this district
Tirupur the name has emerged during the olden ages . Tirupur has been said that the shepherds of Pandavas were stolen by thieves and the same was recaptured by his forces. That's why it is known as Thiruppu=turn-oor=place. The old name of Dharapuram which is "Viradapuram", where the name is also been quoted in verses of the Mahabarath names. Artifacts of ancient city of Tirupur has been collected as coins, old pottery items found in many places of the modern city during excavation for new buildings.
Tirupur Kumaran, one of the freedom fighters was killed during lathi charge when he was on a patriotic march in the Kumaran Road against the British without letting down Indian National Flag . It still remains as a great inspiration to the people of the city. Tirupur's main road is named after Kumaran.