Erode (Tamil: [iro]) is a city, a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Erode district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Erode is well known for handloom, powerloom textile products and readymade garments and hence it is called Loom City of India or Texvalley of India.
Products such as cotton sarees, bed spreads, carpets, lungies, printed fabrics, towels, dhotis are marketed here in bulk. It has also been nicknamed as Manjal Maanagaram (Turmeric city) and Javuli Nagaram (Textile city). Erode is an important city in Kongu Nadu.