Fast Facts

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Kerala at a Glance

Fast Facts
Established 1st November 1956
Area 38,863 sq km
Capital Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Largest city Thiruvananthapuram
Metro city Kochi
Legislature (seats) Unicameral (141 seats)
Governor P. Sathasivam
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan(CPI (M))
Official language Malayalam
Population 33,387,677 (2011 Census)
Major Cities Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode
(Old Names: Trivandrum, Cochin, Calicut)
Literacy 94.59%
Life expectancy 71, Male: 71, Female: 73.62
Climate Tropical
Summer February – May (24 – 33°C)
Monsoon June – August (22 – 28°C)
October – November
Winter November – January (22 – 32°C)
Sex Ratio 1,058 (Females / 1000 males)
Percapita income Rs.27,048
Universities 7+2 Deemed Universities
Highest peak Anamudi
Longest river Periyar
Largest Lake Vembanadu Lake
National Highways 8 (1524 km)
Road Length 1,73,592 Km
Railway route 1,148 Km
Major Religions Hinduism, Islam and Christanity
Annual Rainfall 3,428.4mm (2006)
Forest area (2001 census) 15,560 Sq.Km
Regional Passport offices Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhicode and Malappuram
Airports Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Cochin International Airport (CIAL), Calicut International Airport.
Districts (14) Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhicode, Wayanadu, Kannur, Kasaragod

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