24 Facts About Alappuzha district


Alappuzha district, is one of the 14 districts in the Indian state of Kerala.

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Present-day town of Alappuzha district owes its existence to Raja Kesavadas during the second half of the 18th century CE.

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However the district of Alappuzha had an important position in the classical Malayalam literature.

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History records that the region which now constitutes the modern-day district of Alappuzha had trade relations with the ancient Greece, the ancient Rome, the ancient Levant, the ancient Arabian peninsula, and the Ancient Egypt during the Sangam period in the early centuries of the Common Era.

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Alappuzha district was once a prominent centre of Buddhism in South India prior to the arrival of Nambudiri Brahmins into the region.

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Regions included in the Alappuzha district had a prominent position in the medieval Malayalam literary works such as Unnuneeli Sandesam.

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Southern regions of the modern-day Alappuzha district once formed part of the erstwhile "kingdom of Odanad", which was later invaded by the Travancorean forces in the year 1746.

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The southernmost portion of the Alappuzha district had been once part of the erstwhile feudal kingdom of Karunagappally, which had been subordinate to the Chirava Swaroopam at times.

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The picturesque CSI Christ Church in Alappuzha district town was built in 1816 by the first CMS missionary to India, Rev Thomas Norton.

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Alappuzha district was known as the "Architect of the Modern Alleppey" and played a key role in making Alappuzha a premier port town of Travancore.

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Alappuzha district brought whole area of the Pathiramanal island into coconut cultivation and it's larger tracts into paddy cultivation.

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The Alappuzha district witnessed the 'Nivarthana' movement which was started as a protest against the constitutional repression in 1932.

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The Alappuzha district was home to the Communist-led Punnapra-Vayalar uprising against the Divan of the British Princely state of Travancore in the 1940s.

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Alappuzha district is on a peninsular landmass between the Arabian Sea and the Vembanad lake.

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The district is divided into two revenue divisions-Alappuzha and Chengannur.

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Alappuzha district is divided into 93 revenue villages for the ease and decentralisation of its revenue administration.

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List of Collectors of Alappuzha District according to length of tenure in descending order.

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The Alappuzha district has a population density of 1,504 inhabitants per square kilometre.

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State Highway 40 is an interstate state highway in Alappuzha district which connects with Alappuzha town to Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

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Alappuzha district is one of the most important tourist centres in the state, with a large network of inland canals, earning it the sobriquet "Venice of the East".

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Alappuzha district was one of the busiest centers of trade in the past, with one of the best-known ports along the Malabar coast.

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Boat cruise along the backwaters of Alappuzha district gives one a first hand experience of the lifestyle; toddy tapping, fishing for small fry, Coir-making, prawn farming etc.

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Alappuzha, the district headquarters, is a town with picturesque canals, backwaters and lagoons, was described as the "Venice of the East" by Lord Curzon.

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Christmas comes in between the festival and Alappuzha district town is a really happening place at the time.

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