Thiruvananthapuram district

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Thiruvananthapuram District is the southernmost district of the coastal state of Kerala. It is the largest city in Kerala. It came into existence in the year 1957. The headquarters is the city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) which is also the capital city of Kerala.[1]

The district has an area of 2,192 square kilometres (846 sq mi) and a population of 3,307,284 (as per the 2011 census),[2] the second-most populous district in Kerala after Malappuram district.[3] It is the densest district in Kerala with 1,509 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,910/sq mi).[4] It is divided into six taluks: Thiruvananthapuram, Chirayinkeezhu, Neyyattinkara, Nedumangadu, Varkala and Kattakada. The urban bodies in the district are the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, Varkala, Neyyattinkara, Attingal and Nedumangad municipalities.[5]

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Kerala Legislative Assembly Building: The new Assembly Block was inaugurated at the Legislature Complex on 22 May 1998 by the then President Mr. K.R. Narayanan.

According to the 2011 census Thiruvananthapuram district has a population of 3,307,284,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Uruguay[6] or the US state of Connecticut.[7] This gives it a ranking of 103rd in India (out of a total of 640 districts).[3] The district has a population density of 1,509 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,910/sq mi).[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 2.25%.[3] Thiruvananthapuram has a sex ratio of 1088 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 92.66%.[3]

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  1. [1] Archived 8 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. "CENSUS OF INDIA 2011" (PDF). PROVISIONAL POPULATION TOTALS INDIA, KERALA STATE AND DISTRICTS. Government of India. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2013. 
  4. "CENSUS OF INDIA 2011" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals Kerala. Government of India. p. 45. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  5. "Districts Thiruvananthapuram". indiastudychannel. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  6. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Uruguay 3,308,535 July 2011 est. 
  7. "2010 Resident Population Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Connecticut 3,574,097 

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