21 July, 2016

Facts about Kerala

Today, we are discussing the state Kerala.
With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700 m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer you a unique experience. And what's more, each of these charming destinations is only a two hour drive from the other - a singular advantage no other destination offers.
Geographical view:
Area:        38,863 km²
Land Structure: The topography consists of a hot and wet coastal plain gradually rising in elevation to the high hills and mountains of the Western Ghats. 
Main CropsCash Crops like coconut, rubber, tea, coffee, pepper, cardamom, areca nut, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon etc
food crops paddy tapioca etc
Climate:  humid tropical wet climate
Main minerals: Heavy Mineral Sands ( Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon, Monazite, Sillimanite) ,Gold, Iron ore, Bauxite, Graphite, China Clay, Fire Clay, Tile and Brick Clay, Silica Sand, Lignite, Limestone, Limeshell, Dimension Stone (Granite), Gemstones, Magnesite, Steatite etc. However, mining activities on large scale are confined mainly to a few minerals - Heavy Mineral Sands, China Clay and to a lesser extent Limestone/Limeshell, Silica Sand and Granite. In fact, Heavy mineral sand and China Clay contribute more than 90% of the total value of mineral production in the State.
Famous temple: 
Administrative view:
Foundation date :  October 31, 1956, 
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Chief minister: Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor: P. Sathasivam
District:14
High Court: Kerala Unnatha Nyayalayam at Kochi, Ernakulam.
Number of MLA: 140
Number of MP in LokShabha:  20
Number of MP in Rajyasabha: 9
Economical View:
Sources of Irrigation: The major source of irrigation is wells (30%), government canals (26%), tanks (11%) and private canals (1.125) respectively
Others:
principal language: Malyalam
State population: 34.8 million
Important dances:
Mohiniyattam
Kathakali
Kolkali
Koodiyattam
Thirvathirakali 
Main Airports: 
Trivandrum International Airport       Thiruvananthapuram
Kannur International Airport               Kannur
Cochin International Airport                Kochi
Calicut International Airport                Karipur
Ports:
Cochin Port
Kottayam Port and Container Terminal
Vizhinjam International Seaport
Kozhikkode Port
Interesting Facts About Kerala

1. First literate state of India
2. First state to implement land reform bills and education reform bills
3. Lower birth rate
4. Least infant mortality
5. State with maximum life expectancy
6. The only state with the facilities of hospitals in every village
7. Excellent communication infrastructure.
8. One among the states where Air, Water and Road are used as the media for transportation.
9. India's first defence Industrial Park in Kerala
10. The Sex Ratio in Kerala is 1084 female for each 1000 male

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