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Kerala


 

Quick Information

State Area (Sq. Km.)

38,863

State Capital

Thiruvanathapuram

Major Language(s)

Malayalam

Number of Districts

14

Population

31,838,619

Males

15,468,664

Females

16,369,955

Growth Rate 1991-2001

9.42 %

Density

819

Urban Population

25.97 %

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

1058

Literacy Rate

90.92 %

Males

94.20 %

Females

87.86 %

Legislature

Legislative Assembly & Council

Judicature

High Court, Eranakulam

Governor

Sri R.L. Bhatia

Address

Raj Bhawan, Thiruvaanantpuram

Office No.

0471-2721100

Residence No.

0471 - 2722825

Fax

0471- 2720266, 2310720

email

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Chief Minister

Shri V S Achutanandan

Address

Cliff House, Nanthencode, Thiruvananthapuram - 3

Office No.

0471-2333812, 2332184

Residence No.

0471-2314853, 2318406

Fax

0471-2333489

email

cmkerala@vsnl.net
Chief Secretary Shri Lizzie Jacob

Address

 Thiruvananthapuram

Office No.

(0471) - 2333147, 2327376, 2327176

Residence No.

 -------

Fax

 2362169

email

chiefsecy@kerala.gov.in

  

  

General Information

Location

Located in South India, Kerala is bounded north by Karnataka, east and southeast by Tamil Nadu, southwest by the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea in the west.

History

The State of Kerala, created under the States Reorganization Act, 1956, consists of the previous State of Travancore-Cochin, except for four talks of the Trivandrum district and a part of the Shencottah taluk of Quilon district.  It took over the Malabar district and the Kasaragod taluk of South Kanara from Madras State.

 

References

Manorama Year Book - 2007 

 

 

 

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