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ABOUT KERALA

Kerala also known as Keralam is a state located in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 per the States Reorganization Act by combining various Msalayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi) with a population of 33,387,677, it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Laccadive Sea to the west. Thiruvananthapuram is the state capital among the 14 districts; other major cities include Kochi, Kozhikode and Thrissur. Kerala enjoys the advantage of being on the transnational trade corridor, connecting the Gulf to Singapore, Europe and to the Far East. With the Arabian Sea to the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by forty-four rivers, Kerala enjoys diverse geographical features. From tall mountains and deep valleys to endless backwaters and an extensive coastline, Kerala has it all.

KERALA - BASIC INFORMATION

Given below is the basic information about the state of Kerala. This table provides information about Kerala, its geography, climate, political divisions, population etc... at a glance.

Capital of Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram
Language
Malayalam
Area
38,863 sq. km (15,005 square mile)
Number of Districts in Kerala
14
Population
Males
15,468,614
Females
16,372,760
Total
31,841,374
Population Growth Rate
+ 9.42% (Decadal)
Density of Population
819 persons per sq.km
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)
1058
Infant Mortality rate
16 per 1000 live births
Life Expectancy
71.3
Literacy in Kerala
Males
94.2
Females
87.7
Total
90.90%
Taluks
63
Villages
1452
Corporations
5
Municipalities
52
Assembly Constituencies
140
Lok Sabha Constituencies
20
Rajya Sabha seats
9
Major Religions
Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Location of Kerala
8° 18' & 12° 48' north latitude and 74° 52' & 77° 24' east longitude.Kerala is located in the south west corner of India.
Rivers of Kerala
44 - (41 west-flowing and 3 east-flowing)
Kerala Climate
Southwest Monsoons ( June - September ) North east Monsoons ( October, November ) Winter ( December - February ) Summer ( March - May )
Forest Area
11,125.59 sq.km
Kerala Economy
Agricultural
Major Agricultural Produce
Spices, Rubber, Coconut, beverages like coffee, tea
Official Animal
Elephant
Official Bird
Hornbill (Vezhambal)
Official Flower
The Indian laburnum (Kanikkonna)
Official Tree
Coconut Palm
Tourist Attractions
Natural Beauty, Ayurveda Treatment and Ayurvedic Massage, Backwater cruises, Cultural diversity, Art forms, Snake-boat races etc...
Tourist Attractions
  • University of Calicut
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • Kannur University
  • University of Kerala
  • Kerala Agricultural University
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Sree Shankarachaarya University of Sanskrit
  • Shree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology

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