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Kerala at a Glance

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Date of Formation
1 November 1956
Location

South West tip of the India's main land/

North latitude between 8o 18` and 12o 48`
East longitude between 74o 52` and 77o 22`

Capital Thiruvananthapuram
Area
38,863 sq.km.
Principal Language
Malayalam
Currency
Indian Rupee
National Festival
Onam
State Animal
Elephant
State Bird
Hornbill (Bensyrus bicemis)
State Flower
Kanikonna(Cassia fistula)
State Tree
Coconut Tree(Cocos nucifera)
Staple Food
Rice
State Fish Pearl Spot ("Karimeen” in Malayalam)(Etroplussuratensis)
Neighbouring States/ Union Territories Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Lakshadeep
CENSUS OF INDIA 2011- PRIMARY CENSUS ABSTRACT KERALA
Demography Population
3,34,06,061
Male
1,60,27,412
Female
1,73,78,649
Sex Ratio (Females Per 1000 males)
1,084
Population density 860/sq.km
Urban Population
1,59,34,926
Rural   Population 1,74,71, 135
Decadal Growth rate 4.9
Child Population (0-6 years): Total
34,72,955
Rural Child Population 18,23,664
Urban Child Population 16,49,291
Scheduled Caste Population
30,39,573
Scheduled Tribe Population 4,84,839
Literacy Rate 2,81,35,824
Male Literacy Rate 1,37,04,903
Female Literacy Rate 1,44,30,921
Literacy Rate(%) 94.0
Male literacy Rate(%) 96.1
Female Literacy Rate(%) 92.1
Rural Literacy Rate 1,45,49,320
Urban Literacy Rate 1,35,86,504
No. of Administrative Units
Districts 14
Taluks
63
Villages 1018
Statutory Towns 59
Census Towns 461
Grama Panchayats
978
No. of Community Development Blocks 152
District Panchayats
14
Assembly Seats
140+ 1 Anglo Indian Nominee
Lok Sabha Seats
20+ 1 Anglo Indian Nominee
Rajya Sabha seats
9
Municipalities
53
Municipal Corporations
5
Cantonments
1(Kannur)
Township
1(Guruvayoor)
Legislative Constituencies
140
Loksabha Constituencies
20
Rajya Sabha Seats
9
Seat of High Court
Kochi
Highest Populated District
Malappuram
Lowest populated District

Wayanadu

Largest District
Idukki
Smallest District
Alappuzha
Longest river
Periyar
Highest peak
Anamudi
Largest Lake
Vembanadu Lake

* All administrative units are as on 31-12-2009, the date of freezing of administrative boundaries for Census

Source: censusindia.gov.in