The smallest district of Kerala.
The district has least reserve forest in Kerala.
The district described as the ‘Venice of the east‘ by Lord Curzon.
The district having most number of cottage industries in Kerala.
Most of Kerala’s coir industries are situated in the district.
The second largest producer of Paddy in Kerala.
The district in second place having the largest seashore.
The district is known as ‘land of water festivals.‘
The district with the lowest proportion of scheduled tribes in Kerala.
District in second place having highest population density.
First coir factory in Kerala is started from the district.
The martial dance velakali originated in Ambalappuzha is in the district.
‘Vanchippattu ‘ song related to boat race has been formed in the district.
First Post Office in Kerala was started in the district (1857)
Headquarters of Kerala inland water corporation.
The district in which Kudumbasree project has started its functions.
The only virology institute in Kerala.
The district having no hills and mountains.
Perumbalam island is located in the district.
First solar powered passenger ferry in India was launched in the district.
Formed on : 17th August 1957.
Area : 1414 sq.km
Population density : 1504 / sq. km
Sex ratio : 1100 : 1000
Literacy : 95.7%
Assembly constituencies : 9
Loksabha constituencies : 2
Taluks : 6