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Capital Thiruvananthapuram formerly known as Trivandrum.
Main Language
Malayalam; however English is widely written and spoken in the state 
Area
38, 864 sq km. ; which is 1.27 per cent of India's total land area.
Location Southwest tip of the India's main land.
Time GMT +5:30
Currency Indian Rupee
Weather Tropical.
Summer February - May (24 - 33 degree Celsius).
Winter October - January (22 - 28 degree Celsius).
Monsoon June - September (22 - 28 degree Celsius).
High Season
December - May.

Monsoon Rejuvenation Programmes
June - November.

Number of Districts

14 (A district is equivalent to a county in the U.S

 

Transport

The public transport system in the state consists of government buses, private buses, taxis and auto rickshaws. Almost every nook  and corner of the state is connected by a road network. Three National Highways - NH 47, NH 17 and NH 49, link the state with other parts of the country. There are around 200 railway stations and 101 train services connecting the state to almost all major cities of India.

Inland water transport system is available in the districts of Kollam, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam. Boats are used in certain areas for public transport. Under consideration is an inland waterways project for linking the southern and northern tips of the state.

The airports in the state are the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, the Kochi Airport and the Karipur Airport at Kozhikode. Along with Indian Airlines other private airlines too operate services through these airports to different destinations. Thiruvananthapuram boasts of a number of international flight connections.

Major Seaport Kochi
Minor Seaports Vizhinjam (Thiruvananthapuram district), Neendakara (Kollam district), Beypore (Kozhikode district) and Azheekkal

 

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Last updated on:  March 27, 2007