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Udagamandalam
Ooty
Hill station
Emerald Lake Nilgiris.jpg
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District The Nilgiris
Elevation 2,240 m (7,350 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 88,430
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 643 001
Tele 91423
Vehicle registration TN-43
Civic agency ooty homes Udagamandalam Municipality
Climate Subtropical Highland (Köppen)
Precipitation 1,238 mm (49 in)
Avg. annual temperature 14.4 °C (58 °F)
Temperature from Batchmates.com

Udagamandalam (also known as Ootacamund ()), and abbreviated as Udhagai and popularly known as Ooty, ( is a town and a municipality in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. It is located 86 km north of Coimbatore and 128 km south of Mysore and is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills.

Originally occupied by the Toda people, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with the manufacture of medicines and photographic film. The town is connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Its natural environment attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination. In 2011, the town had a population of 88,430.

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