Kerala - Basic Information

Given below is the basic information about the state of Kerala. This table provides information about Kerala, its geography, climate, political divisions, population etc... at a glance.

Capital of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
Language Malayalam
Area 38,863 sq. km (15,005 square mile)
Number of Districts in Kerala 14
Population Males Females Total
15,468,614 16,372,760 31,841,374
Population Growth Rate + 9.42% (Decadal)
Density of Population 819 persons per
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males) 1058
Infant Mortality rate 16 per 1000 live births
Life Expectancy 71.3
Literacy in Kerala Males Females Total
94.2 87.7 90.90%
Taluks 63
Villages 1452
Corporations 5
Municipalities 52
Assembly Constituencies 140
Lok Sabha Constituencies 20
Rajya Sabha seats 9
Major Religions Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Location of Kerala 8° 18' & 12° 48' north latitude and 74° 52' & 77° 24' east longitude.Kerala is located in the south west corner of India.
Rivers of Kerala 44 - (41 west-flowing and 3 east-flowing)
Kerala Climate Southwest Monsoons ( June - September )
North east Monsoons ( October, November )
Winter ( December - February )
Summer ( March - May )
Forest Area 11,125.59
Kerala Economy Agricultural
Major Agricultural Produce Spices, Rubber, Coconut, beverages like coffee, tea
Official Animal Elephant
Official Bird Hornbill (Vezhambal)
Official Flower The Indian laburnum (Kanikkonna)
Official Tree Coconut Palm
Tourist Attractions Natural Beauty, Ayurveda Treatment and Ayurvedic Massage, Backwater cruises, Cultural diversity, Art forms, Snake-boat races etc...
Universities in Kerala
  1. University of Calicut
  2. Cochin University of Science and Technology
  3. Kannur University
  4. University of Kerala
  5. Kerala Agricultural University
  6. Mahatma Gandhi University
  7. Sree Shankarachaarya University of Sanskrit
  8. Shree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
Demographic data about Kerala provided are based on India Census 2001

Kerala Basic information

Kerala Basic information
Area38,863 sq. km
Density 859 per sq. km

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