·The 13th district of Kerala.
·The district having largest Reserve Forest in Kerala.
·The district having highest literacy rate in Kerala.
· ‘Pilgrim capital of Kerala‘
·First polio free district in India.
·First district in India to attain zero population growth.
·The district having least number of railway station in Kerala.
·Southernmost district in Kerala having no coastal region.
·First district in Kerala where AIDS disease was reported.
·First forest reserve in Kerala – Konni
·The second least populated town in India.
·The biggest forest division is Ranni.
·Famous Malayalapuzha Temple is located in this district.
·Sugar cane research station – Thiruvalla
· Duck farm – Niranam
·Vasthuvidya gurukulam – Aranmula
· Kerala Institution of Folklore and Folk arts – Mannadi
· Central food research institute – Konni
·Soil conservation research centre – Konni
· National fish seed farm – Pollachira