25 Major Facts About the State of Kerala

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25 Major Facts About the State of Kerala: Kerala is located in the southwestern part of India. It was formed as a state on November 1, 1956. Malayalam is the official language of this state. Here are the list of 25 major facts about the state of Kerala.

25 Major Facts About the State of Kerala

1. Kerala is a state on the Malabar coast of India. It is located in the southwestern part of India.

2. Kerala is also known as Keralam is Malayam.

3. Kerala was formed on November 1, 1956, by the States Reorganization Act.

4. Thiruvananthapuram is the official language of Kerala.

5. Malayalam is the official language of Kerala.

6. Kerala is the 21st largest Indian state by area. It is spread over 38,863 square kilometers.

7. Kerala is the 13th largest Indian state by population.

8. Kerala is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west.

9. Anamudi is the highest peak in south India. It is located in Idukki district of Kerala.

10. The Athirappilly falls is the largest waterfall in Kerala. It is also known as ‘The Niagara of India’.

11. The ‘Conolly’s Plot is the world’s oldest teak plantation. It is in Nilambur, Kerala.

12. The name ‘Kerala’ means ‘the land of coconut trees’.

13. Kerala is the only state in India to have hospitals and banks in every village.

14. The first public library of Kerala is Trivandrum Public Library.

15. The Indian Elephant is the state animal of Kerala.

16. The Great Hornbill is the state bird of Kerala.

17. The Indian laburnum is the state flower of Kerala.

18. The coconut tree is the state tree of Kerala.

19. Kerala is the birthplace of Kalaripayattu. Kalaripayattu is one of the oldest martial arts in the world.

20. Kerala is knows as the ‘spice garden of India’. It produces a variety of spices like pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon.

21. The Periyar River is the longest river in Kerala. It is about 244 kilometers long.

22. Kerala is the largest producer of rubber in India. It produces more than 90% of the total rubber produces in India.

23. The Cheraman Juma Mosque is located in Kerala. It is the first mosque in India. It was built built in the 629 A.D.

24. The Cochin Airport in Kerala is the first fully solar powered airport in the world.

25. Eravikulam is the largest national park in Kerala.

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