Trichy or Tiruchirappalli is a tier II city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the fourth largest city in the state and also the headquarter of Tiruchirappalli District. It is divided into 60 wards for its current administration with a wide and diverse population of more than 9 lakh. Trichy is located at the geographic center of Tamil Nadu and in the vicinity of River Cauverys delta region. The city has a rich religious history and is an ancient region with a lot of cultural significance. Tiruchirappalli is a major hub for engineering equipment manufacturing and fabrication. The economy of the city is driven by trade and small-scale industries in textile manufacturing. The densely populated city of Trichy is encompassed by agricultural fields where finger millets, paddy and maize are cultivated. The city is also known for its tanneries, oil presses and cigar-manufacturing units. Trichy is a celebrated center for education. The city boasts of its 45 arts and science colleges, 40 polytechnic colleges apart from institutes of great repute such as NIT Trichy, IIIT Trichy, Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Anna University Tiruchirappalli, etc. Major tourist spots in the city include Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Rock Fort Temple, Jambukeswarar Temple, St. Lourdes Church, Kallanai Dam, etc. Trichy is considered to be the third cleanest city in India preceded by Chandigarh and Mysore.
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