Kerala Facts File

Location
South Western India
Area
38863 sq km (1.03% of India's total area)
Length
580 km
Climate
Tropical (Temperature range of 75-89 F) with monsoon season from July through September
Population
31.84 million (apprx)
Density of population
819/sq km
Literacy rate
90.92%
Languages
Malayalam, English
Religion

58% Hindu, 21% Muslim, 21% Christian
Capital
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Districts
14
Major Sea Port
Kochi (Cochin)
Airport
Trivandrum, Cochin, Calicut
Rivers
44 (41 west flowing, 3 east flowing)
Highest Peak
Aanamudi, 2695 meters
Longest river
Periyar (244 km)
Wild Life



Two main National Parks & numerous refuges protecting elephants, tahr, sambars, gaurs, tigers, and leopards
Cash crops


Rubber, Pepper (40% the world supply), Coffee, Tea, Cardamom, Cashew
Specialities

Coir, handloom and handicrafts, metal mirror, fibre products
Thrust industries


Tourism, Information Technology, Electronics, Food Processing and Biotechnology
Percapita income at current price
Rs 27048