21 Facts About Kochi India

1. Kochi India has two golf courses in the city, and one in the suburbs.

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2. Kochi India is selected as one of the six host cities for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be held in India.

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3. Kochi India has a host of state-of-the-art production and post production facilities.

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4. Kochi India has some of the leading B-Schools in the region.

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5. Kochi India is the only city from Kerala that have carried out successful heart transplantations.

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6. Kochi India has the most number of five star hotels in the state.

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7. Kochi India was one among the seven diocese of Syrian Orthodox in Kerala formed in 1876.

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8. Kochi India is ranked seventh in the list of the top ten most affluent cities in India by 2009 study by Nielsen Company.

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9. The main rail transport system in Kochi India is operated by the Southern Railway Zone of Indian Railways, and comes under Thiruvananthapuram Railway division.

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10. Kochi India is one of the few cities to be granted the new generation air-conditioned low floor and non-air-conditioned semi low-floor buses under the JNNURM city transport development project.

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11. Kochi India is well connected to neighbouring cities and states via several highways.

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12. Kochi India is the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command, the primary training centre of the Indian Navy.

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13. Kochi India is recognised as one of the seventeen major industrial cities of India by the World Bank Group.

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14. Kochi India is home to Cochin Stock Exchange, the only stock exchange in Kerala.

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15. Kochi India is widely referred to as the financial and commercial capital of Kerala.

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16. Kochi India is part of the Ernakulam Lok Sabha constituency in Indian Parliament.

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17. Kochi India is the seat of High Court of Kerala, the highest judicial body in the state of Kerala.

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18. Under the Koppen climate classification, Kochi India features a tropical monsoon climate.

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19. In 1947, when Kochi India gained independence from the British colonial rule, Cochin was the first princely state to join the Indian Union willingly.

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20. Kochi India is known as the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala.

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21. In July 2018, Kochi India was ranked the topmost emerging future megacity in India by global professional services firm JLL.

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