17 Facts About Kottayam district


However there are archaeological evidences of the early human inhabitation period of this Kottayam district, including ancient fossils, stone inscriptions and monuments, in the archeological sites like the excavation sites, the caves, the temples, etc.

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Regions included in the modern-day district of Kottayam is described well in the medieval Kerala literature which includes works written in both Malayalam and Sanskrit.

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The region around the city of Kottayam district was known as Munjunadu, while the Vaikom-Meenachil region, which lies to the north of Munjunadu was included in a province called Vempolinadu.

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Entire portion of the modern-day district of Kottayam became part of the erstwhile British Princely state of Travancore by 1750 CE.

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Church Mission Society press at Kottayam district was established in 1821 by Rev Benjamin Baily, a British missionary, as the first printing press in Kerala.

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Kottayam district has been involved in a number of political movements, including the 'Malayali Memorial' movement.

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Kottayam district was the headquarters of the northernmost revenue division in Travancore which included the Taluks of North Paravur, Kunnathunad, Muvattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Meenachil, Changanassery, Kottayam district, Vaikom, and Cherthala in 1931.

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Kottayam district experienced intense red rainfall in 2001, during which the rain was colored red, yellow, green, and black.

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Kottayam district has a network of rivers, backwaters, ancient religious places, and hill stations.

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Kottayam district is linked by major roads and rail to other prominent cities in Kerala, and by waterways allowing for waterborne travel.

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Kottayam district is divided into 100 revenue villages for the ease and decentralisation of its revenue administration.

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Kottayam district has a mountainous terrain as well as low-lying areas very close to sea level.

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The Kottayam district occupies third place in the production of rice in Kerala behind Palakkad and Alappuzha.

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The Kottayam district's forests include varieties of softwood and other varieties of timber providing the raw material for several small enterprises in the production of plywood, packing cases, splints, veneers, and furniture.

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Kottayam district is home to a number of books and periodicals, and is the center of publishing business in the state.

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The Kottayam district has a population density of 896 inhabitants per square kilometre.

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Pilgrim centers in Kottayam district include a number of Hindu temples, Christian churches and Muslim mosques, including:.

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