slender green sliver of land clinging to the south western flank
of the Indian peninsula, Kerala is one of the southern
states of the Republic of India.Though it's roots date
back to the early years of the christian era, the modern state
of Kerala was created in 1956, when all the states of
India were reorganized on a linguistic basis. History was
created in 1957, when Kerala became the first state in the world
to have democratically elected a Marxist government to power.
Things have changed, but politics still continues to dominate
conversation, particularly in the numerous wayside tea stalls,
where the brew is as strong as the ideology.
state has been in the forefront, in terms of education and health
services. It has the highest rate of literacy, lowest rate of
infant mortality and the leading female to male ratio, in the
Kerala is made up of fourteen districts. Each of them have
a distinct character. Thiruvananthapuram (also known as Trivandrum)
is the capital of Kerala, famous for it's Kovalam beach
(rated one of the top ten beaches of the world). Geography is
destiny in Kerala with the monsoon winds bringing the gift of
life annually. It's monsoons are likened to a battalion of wild
Agriculture contributes most to the state's income in the primary
sector. Kerala's major sources of exports are agro-based
and traditional like coir and cashew as well as marine products
and manpower. In spices, pepper is the single most important product,
with Kerala being the largest producer and exporter of black pepper.
Cardamom and ginger are also exported.
at a glance
Area: 38,863 Sq.Km Corporations 3
Districts: 14 Municipalities 54
Taluks: 63 Rivers: 44
Panchayats: 991, Highest Mountain: Anamudi (2652.3