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Kerala General Facts

      Kerala

CapitalThiruvananthapuram
Formed in1 November 1956
Districts14
LanguageMalayalam
Known as/for-Nickname: Spice Garden of India

God’s own Country, Land of Backwaters.

 

– The lowest positive population growth rate in India

 

-Highest in sex ratio – 1084: 1000

 

-Second highest in literacy rate (First – Tripura)

Limits-Eastern limit: high hill ranges of the Sahyadris

 

-Western limit: Arabian Sea (Lakshadweep Sea)

 

-Northern limit: Padne village

 

-Southern limit: Parassala

Kerala General Facts

Physical CharacteristicsKerala is divided into three geographical regions-

 

-Highlands

 

-Midlands

 

-Lowlands

Natural

Vegetation

Tropical evergreen forest,

tropical deciduous forest

Major RiversPeriyar flowing from Chokkampatti Mala (Kerala) to the Kodangalloor Lake

 

-Bharathapuzha (Nila) flowing from Annamalai (Tamil Nadu)

to the Arabian Sea

 

-Pamba flowing from Peermedu (Idukki, Kerala)

to the Vembanad Lake

Major Regional FestivalsOnam, Vishu, Thiruvathira,

Thrissur Pooram, Christmas

Major Art Forms-Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Chakyar Koothu,

Theyyam, Ottamthullal, Nangiar Koothu,

Koodiyattam, Panchavadyam, Margomkali

 

-Martial arts – Kalaripayattu

Important-Vallam Kali (traditional boat race),
Tradition-Anayottam (elephant race)
IndustryCoir, marine products, food products, handicrafts
MineralsBauxite, gold, iron, uranium, thorium,

limestone

AgricultureCoconut, rubber, tea, coffee, cashew, pepper,

cinnamon, cardamom, rice, tapioca

Geographical IndicationsPalakkadan Matta Rice,

Aranmula Kannadi, Alleppey Coir,

Navara rice, Changalikodan Nendran banana, Malabar Pepper, Alleppey Green Cardamom, Maddalam of Palakkad, Screw Pine Craft, Brass broidered coconut shell craft,

Pokkali Rice, Vazhakulam pineapple, Kuthampally dhoties and set mundu, Central Travancore Jaggery, Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice,

Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice,

Payyannur Pavithra Ring

State animalIndian elephant
State birdGreat hornbill
State flowerGolden shower tree’s flower (Kanikonna)
Important Historical sitesBekal Fort, Palakkad Fort, Jewish Synagogue,

Padmanabhapuram Palace

World

Heritage Sites

Various sites in the Western Ghats
Biodiversity

Hotspots

The Western Ghats
Endemic

Bird Areas

The Western Ghats
Bird SanctuariesThattekad BS, Kadalundi BS, Kumarakom BS,

Mangalavanam BS.

National ParksEravikulam NP Periyar NP Silent Valley NP

Mathikettan Shola NP Anamudi Shola NP

Pambadum Shola NP

Biosphere

Reserve

Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve,

Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve

Wildlife SanctuariesPeriyar WS, Neyyar WS, Peechi-Vazhani WS, Parambikulam WS, Idukki WS, Peppara WS, Chimmony WS, Shenduruny  WS, Chinnar WS, Aralam WS,

Kurinjimala WS

Tiger ReservePeriyar Tiger Reserve,

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

 

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