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Kerala at a Glance: God’s own Country

10-FEB-2016 12:45

    Kerala historically known as Keralam, is a state in South India on the Malabar coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 census, Kerala is the thirteenth largest state by population and a highly literate state in the country.

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    Source: palakaltourskerala.com

    Crucial Facts about Kerala:

    Area

    38,863  Km2

    Population

    3.33 Crores (2011 census)

    Principal official Language

    Malayalam

    Established

    1 October 1956

    Neighbouring States/UTs

    Tmailnadu, Karnataka and Lakshdweep Is

    Capital 

    Thiruvananthapuram

    Members of Parliament

    Lok Sabha 20 (Rajya Sabha seats_ 9)

    Legislature

    Unicameral (Assembly seats 140)

    Airports

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi  

    Festivals

    Onam,Vishu,Ramzan,Christmas,Aluva Shivratri

    Economy  Size

    US$ 77.55 billion,

    It’s Biggest producer of Rubber, Banana and Ginger in India. Its 50% population is engaged in Agriculture.

    Industries

    Coir work,, rubber, tea processing, silk and fisheries.

    Literacy

    93.91 % (1st rank in country)

    Districts

    14

    Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    1084/Thousand male (Topper in India)

    Principal  Dances

    Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Koodiyattom, Thullal and Krishnanattam,

    Principal Rivers

    Cauvery,Periyar,Pennar,Pamba,Manimala,Meenachil,Nadavara

    Principal Minerals

    Illmenite, Rutile,, Monazite,Clay, Quartz,Limestone, Kaolin

    Main Crops

    Spices,Cashewnuts,Coconut,Tea, Rubber,Cotton,Oilseeds,Sugarcane,Coffee, Cocoa,Tapioca,,Silk,Ginger

    Tourist  Spots

    Anjengo Fort, Varkala,Bastion Bungalow in Fort Kochi,Bekal Fort, Kasaragod,Kilimanoor Palace,Krishnapuram Palace, Kayamkulam,Edakkal caves.

    Religions

    Religion in Kerala (2011)

    Hinduism (54.73%)

    Islam (26.56%)

    Christianity (18.38%)

    Other or none (0.32%)

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