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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.


    Source: palakaltourskerala.com

    Crucial Facts about Kerala:


    38,863  Km2


    3.33 Crores (2011 census)

    Principal official Language



    1 October 1956

    Neighbouring States/UTs

    Tmailnadu, Karnataka and Lakshdweep Is



    Members of Parliament

    Lok Sabha 20 (Rajya Sabha seats_ 9)


    Unicameral (Assembly seats 140)


    Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi  


    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.


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


    93.91 % (1st rank in country)



    Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    1084/Thousand male (Topper in India)

    Principal  Dances

    Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Koodiyattom, Thullal and Krishnanattam,

    Principal Rivers


    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.


    Religion in Kerala (2011)

    Hinduism (54.73%)

    Islam (26.56%)

    Christianity (18.38%)

    Other or none (0.32%)

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