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Kottayam Basic Info

The district known as city of 3L’s (Lakes, Latex, Letters)
The district known as ‘Akshara Nagaram‘.
The place is known as Mural city of Kerala.
The district known as the birth place of Malayalam Journalism.
One of the district has no coastal line.
The only district which shares all its boundary with other districts of Kerala.
The district which is leading producer of rubber in Kerala.
The district known as ‘The Town of Meenachil River.‘

English Education in South India (1813) actually started at the old seminary in the district.
First inland port in Kerala is Nattakom is in the district.
Margam Kali, Chavittunadakam, Arjuna Nritham are the main art forms of the district.
The oldest and still publishing newspaper Deepika is being published from the district.
Most of the action of the novel ‘God of Small Things‘ by Arundhati Roy takes place in Ayemanom, near meenachil river is the district.

 

Formed on : Ist July 1949.
Area : 2208 sq.km
Population density : 895 / sq. km
Sex ratio : 1039 : 1000
Literacy : 97.2%
Assembly constituencies : 9
Loksabha constituencies : 1
Taluks           : 5

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