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Tiruchirappalli also known as Trichy, is the fourth largest urban agglomeration in the state of Tamil Nadu. It’s recorded history begins in the 3rd century BC, during the reign of Cholas.
The city has also been ruled by all the local dynasties such as Pandyas, Pallavas, Vijayanagar Empire, Nayak Dynasty, the Carnatic state and also by the British.
The most famous historical monuments in here include the Rock Fort, the Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam and the Jambukeswarar Temple at Thiruvanaikaval. Uraiyur, capital of the Early Cholas, is now a suburb of Trichy and also an archaeological site.
The city played a critical role in the Carnatic Wars (1746–1763) between the British and the French East India companies.
The presence of Indian Institute of Management (IIMT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and National Institute of Technology (NITT) make the city an important educational centre of Tamil Nadu.
The factories of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Golden Rock Railway Workshop and Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) are located here making it an industrial zone.
The city has earned the title of “Energy Equipment and Fabrication Capital of India” due to the presence of a large number of energy equipment manufacturing units in and around the city.
It is internationally known for a brand of cheroot known as the Trichinopoly cigar, which was exported in large quantities to the United Kingdom during the 19th century.
A major road and railway hub in the state, the city has an international airport which operates flights to Southeast Asia and the Middle East. According to the National Urban Sanitation Policy (2010), it was one of the ten cleanest cities in India.
According to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan survey and ranking released in August 2015, Tiruchirappalli was ranked second cleanest city in a group of 476 ‘List-A’ cities in India.