Kerala is the southern most state of India. Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. It has been listed listed by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the ’50 places of a lifetime’ Kerala
Kerala is the land of Ayurveda, serene beaches, backwaters, hill stations, spices, tea, rubber, People of kerala are called as Malayalis or Malayalees or Keralites . A colloquial term Mallu is also used. Kerala (1956-2006) is celebrating its golden jubliee year of formation.
Districts of Kerala:
There are 14 districts in Kerala. They are Kasargod, Kannoor/Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode/Calicut, Malappuram, Palghat/Palakkad, Trichur/Thrisoor, Ernakulam/Cochin/Kochi, Idukki, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha/Aleppey, Quilon/Kollam, and Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram.
Official language: Malayalam
Capital: Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)
Population: 3.18,41, 374 (2001 census),Men: 1,54, 68, 664
Women: 1,63,69,955
Density of population: 819 pesons/sq km
Situated between North latitudes 8°18′ and 12°48′ and East longitudes 74°52′ and 72°22. Kerala is within the humid equatorial tropics.
Area: 38, 863 sq km,
Official flower: Cassia fistula (kani konna)
Official tree: Cocos nucifera ( Coconut Tree)
Official animal: Elephas maximus indicus (Indian Elephant)
Official bird: Horn bill