|State of India|
|• Legislature||Unicameral (* seats)|
|• Total||38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Official languages||Malayalam · English|
The states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are to the east. The capital city of the state is Thiruvananthapuram. The land area of Kerala is 15,005 mi2 (38,863 km2), which is bigger than Bhutan but smaller than Switzerland. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the South Indian zone.
There are 14 districts in Kerala. They are Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.
Language[change | change source]
Most of the people in Kerala speak Malayalam.(Dravidian language)
Culture[change | change source]
Kerala is known for traditional arts and people enjoy traditional, percussion-filled music. They also enjoy tribal ceremonies, martial arts, and even sports activities such as soccer, cricket, and badminton. Most of the people have access to the internet, TVs, newspapers, and books. The average amount of reading per week is about seven hours. The literacy rate is approximately 96.9%.
Provincial symbols of Kerala[change | change source]
Tourism[change | change source]
Kerala is one of the biggest tourist attractions in India, both for Indians as well as foreigners. It has beautiful beaches, and extensive backwater. Kerala is also known for its diverse nature.
Temples[change | change source]
- Parasurama temple
- Sarkara temple
- Padmanabha temple
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- (2001). "Kerala: Human Development Fact Sheet". United Nations Development Programme.