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ABOUT KERALA
 
 
KERALA - At a Glance
Kerala- At a Glance
Capital
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Main Language
Malayalam
Area
38, 863 sq kms ; comes to 1.27% of India's land area.
Location
Southwest tip of India's main land.
Time
GMT +5:30
Currency
Indian Rupee (INR)
Climate
Tropical climate, Summer (March - June), Winter (December - January), Monsoon (July - October)
Tourist season
October - May, peak season: November - January
Number of Districts
14
 
Districts
Districts
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kollam, Alappuzha (Alleppey), Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur (Trichur), Palakkad (Palghat), Malappuram, Wayanad, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kannur (Cannanore), Kasaragod
Major Cities
Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode
Revenue Taluks
61
Revenue Villages
1452
City Corporations
5
Grama Panchayats
991
Block Panchayats
152
District Panchayats
14
 
 
Population
Kerala's population is 318.38 lakhs (31.838 millions) as per the latest 2001 Census,i.e. 3.1% of India's total population. Population deisnity is 819 per sq kms. Sex ratio is 1058 women for 1000 men.

Literacy

Kerala's literacy rate is 90.92%, of which male literacy rate is 94.2% and female literacy rate is 86.17%.
Transport
 
Air
There are three international airports in the state - Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Nedumbassery (Kochi). They operate international and domestic flights.
Road and Rail
The state is well connected by rail and road.
Seaports
Major sea port is in Kochi and there are minor sea ports in Beypore(Kozhikode), Alappuzha and Kollam.
Major Beaches
Kovalam, Varkala, Fort Kochi, Kappad ,Cherai and Bekal
Major Wildlife Sanctuaries
Thekkady (Periyar), Parambikkulam, Wayanad, Silent Valley, Aralm, Peechi-Vazhani, Chimani, Shenduruny, Idukki, Chinnar, Peppara, Neyyar.
Bird Sanctuary
Thattekad, Kumarakom
Major Hill Stations
Ponmudi, Peerumade, Thekkady, Munnar and Wayanad
Farm / Cash Crops
Rubber, Coffee, Tea, Spices, Pepper, Cashew, Coconut, Arecanut and rice
Exports
Marine, Coir, Handicrafts, Spices, Food and other Products
Major Industries
Tourism, Information Technology, Fertilizer, Oil Refining and Power Generation, Ship Buildings, Machine Tools, Electronics, Cables, Rubber
 
 
 
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