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Kerala, as a state, came into existance on November 1, 1956. It then consisted of only 5 districts. The number of districts later increased to 14. Kasargod was the last district to be created. The districts are divided into Taluks which are subdivided into villages. At present there are 63 Taluks and 1452 villages. With total area of 4476 sq km, Idukki is the largest district in Kerala and Alappuzha with an area of 1414 sq km, is the smallest and is the only district in Kerala without any area under forest cover.

The state of Kerala is a part of south India. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital as well as the largest city of Kerala.

Kerala has fourteen districts which fall under its six historical regions which are North Malabar (Far-north Kerala), Malabar (northern Kerala), Kochi (central Kerala), Northern Travancore, Central Travancore (southern Kerala) and Southern Travancore (Far-south Kerala).

Kerala's 14 revenue districts are subdivided into 62 taluks, 1453 revenue villages and 1007 Gram panchayats. The state of Kerala has 91% literacy rate which is the highest in India.

Districts Old Name Area in 000' sq. km 2011 Census Population
Alappuzha Alleppey 2,950 2121943
Ernakulam Ernakulam 2,950 3279860
Idukki Idukki 4,476 1107453
Kannur Cannanore 2,966 2525637
Kasargod Kasargod 1,992 1302600
Kollam Quilon 2,491 26,29,703
Kottayam Kottayam 2,208 1979384
Kozhikode Calicut 2,344 3089543
Malappuram Malappuram 3,550 4110956
Palakkad Palghat 4,480 2810892
Pathanamthitta Pathanamthitta 2,637 1195537
Thiruvananthapuram Trivandrum 2,192 33,07,284
Thrissur Trichur 3,032 3110327
Wayanad Wayanad 2,131 816558
All the districts of Kerala have their own unique tourist attraction. Coastal districts of Kerala are ideal tourist destination as they have some of the finest beaches in the world. Also coastal districts of Kerala, especially Alleppey, Kottayam (Kumarakom) and Ernakulam are famous for backwater tourism. District like Idukki and Wayanad of Kerala offers excellent destinations for adventure tourism. Wildlife safaris and trekking are some of the major tourism attractions of Kerala's mountainous districts


Location :   Southwestern tip of India.
Area :   38,863 sq km.
Population :   31,84,1374
Capital :   Thiruvananthapuram
Language :   Malayalam.
Religion :   Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Time :   GMT +5:30
Climate :   Tropical
Summer :   February - May (24 - 33C)
Monsoon :   June - Aug(22 - 28C) Octo-Nov
Winter :   November - January(22 - 32C)