Kerala at a glance

Kerala is a state located in the southwestern region of India, known for its natural beauty, diverse culture, and high literacy rate. The capital city is Thiruvananthapuram, and the largest city is Kochi. The official language is Malayalam, and the population as of 2021 census is approximately 35 million.

The economy of Kerala is primarily based on agriculture, tourism, and remittances. The state is a major producer of cash crops such as rubber, coconut, and spices.

Kerala is known for its rich cultural heritage, with a variety of festivals, arts, and traditions that reflect the state's diverse population. The state is also famous for its historical sites such as the Padmanabhapuram Palace and the Mattancherry Palace.

Kerala is also known for its temples and shrines such as the Sabarimala Temple and the Guruvayur Temple, as well as its Ayurvedic massage centers and yoga centers.

Here, Kerala at a glance provides important information and figures about Kerala. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.

Kerala at a glance
Particulars Description
Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Established November 1, 1956
Largest City Thiruvananthapuram
Latitude 8018’ and 120 48’ East
Longitude 740 52’ and 770 22’
Area Total 38,863 Sq. Km.
Districts 14
Revenue-divisions 21
Blocks 152
No. of Municipal Corporations 5
Total Towns 461
Villages 1453
Total Population (Census 2011) 3,34,06,061
Male (Census 2011) 1,60,27,412
Female (Census 2011) 1,73,78,649
Density 860 per
Literacy Rate -Total 94.00%
Literacy Rate -Male 96.11%
Literacy Rate -Female 92.07%
Highest peak Anamudi (8,842 ft)‎
Official Language Malayalam
State Mammal Elephant
State Bird Hornbill
State Flower Kanikkonna
State Tree Coconut Tree
State Festival Onam
Airport Trivandrum, Cochin, Calicut, Kannur
Lok Sabha Constituency 20
Rajya Sabha Seat 9
Vidhan Sabha Constituency 141