Erode is one of the ten municipal corporations of Tamil Nadu and the headquarters of Erode district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is ninth largest city in Tamil Nadu and situated on the western bank of the river Kaveri between 121 ° 19.5" and 11 ° 81.05" North latitude and 77 ° 42.5" and 77 ° 44.5" East longitude. It has a population of about half a million making the city as the 8th largest urban agglomeration in the state.
Agriculture and textiles play an important role in its economy. Erode in Tamil Nadu State is very important market centre for Turmeric. Turmeric is received, not only from Erode district, but also from the other parts of Tamil Nadu and adjoining district like Mysore in Karnataka State.