Kerala : An Indian State

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Kerala an Indian Southwestern Malabar coast state, famous for its uniqueness and beauty.

  • Statehood : 1 November, 1956
  • Capital : Thiruvananthapuram
  • Governor : Arif Mohammad Khan
  • Chief Minister : Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Members of Legislative Assembly : 144
  • Lok Sabha Seats : 20
  • Rajya Sabha Seats : 09
  • Area Rank : 21st
  • Population Rank : 13

Symbols of Kerala

Emblem of Kerala ; Photo credit ; Wikipedia
  • Mammal : Indian Elephant
  • Bird : Great Hornbill
  • Fish : Green Chromide
  • Butterfly : Papilio Buddha
  • Flower : Kanikonna
  • Fruit : Jack fruit
  • Tree : Coconut tree

Important dances of Kerala

  • Kathakali
  • Mohiniyattam
  • Thirvathirakali
  • Kolkali
  • Ottamthullal
  • Koodiyattam
  • Chakyar Koothu
  • Theyyam

Important festivals of Kerala

  • Onam
  • Vishu
  • Thiruvathira Karthigai
  • Vetta & Hrattu
  • Sabarimala temple festival
  • Guvayoor Ekadeshi
  • Swathi Sangeethotsavam
  • Thrissur Pooram Nehru
  • Trophy Boat Race

Important national parks and wildlife sanctuaries

  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
  • Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Silent Valley National park
  • Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
  • Wayanad Sanctuary
  • Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

Important facts of Kerala

Kerala has highest Human Development Index and literacy rate.

This state has also least infant mortality rate and second lowest corruption rate.

Kerala is famous for it’s spices production and hence known as “Spice coast of India”.

Kerala’s Anamudi peak of Anaimalai range is called the ” Everest of South India “.

Sasthamkotta is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala.

Cochin International Airport of Kerala is the world’s first fully solar powered airport.

Muzhappilangad beach of Kerala ranks amongst the world’s top 6 beaches.

Kerala is home of three prominent wetland sites :

  • Ashtamudi Lake
  • Vembanad – kol Wetland
  • Sasthamkotta Lake

The economy of Kerala is 10th largest economy of India.

It has lowest positive population growth rate.

The chera Dynasty was the first prominent kingdom based in Kerala.

Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

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