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Kottayam District : Kerala

About District


Kottayam is a city in the state of Kerala. It is located in central Kerala and is also the administrative capital of Kottayam district. Bordered by the lofty and mighty Western Ghats on the east and the Vembanad Lake and paddy fields of Kuttanad on the west, Kottayam is a land of unique characteristics. Positioned a little south to central Kerala, Kottayam district is bordered on the north by Ernakulam district, on the east by Idukki district and on the south by Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta districts. The Vembanad Lake forms the western boundary. Kottayam lies between latitude 9o 15' and 10o 21' and longitude 76o 22' and 77o 25'. Kottayam district has a total area of 2208 sq. km. The important rivers of the district are the Meenachil River, the Muvattupuzha River and the Manimala River. Kottayam stands first in the field of Education, Mass Communication, Printing and Book Publication. The city is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Most of India's natural rubber originates from the acres of well-kept plantations of Kottayam.

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Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
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