13 Facts About Kottayam


Kottayam is a city in the Indian state of Kerala.

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Kottayam is referred to as "The City of Letters" as many of the first Malayalam daily newspapers, like Deepika, Malayala Manorama, and Mangalam, were started and are headquartered in Kottayam, as are a number of publishing houses.

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Kottayam has played its role in all the political agitations of modern times.

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Kottayam district is bordered by Pathanamthitta district on the south, Alappuzha district on the west, Ernakulam district on the north and Idukki district on the east.

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Government Medical College, Kottayam, is one of the most prominent medical colleges in Kerala.

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Newspaper Malayala Manorama, published from Kottayam, is one of the largest circulating dailies in India.

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The Malayala Manorama Group, based in Kottayam, owns Manorama Online, Manorama News Channel, The Week magazine and other publications.

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The main sports stadiums in Kottayam are Nehru Stadium and Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, both located in Nagambadom.

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Kottayam is one of the six municipalities in the district, formed after the implementation of the Kerala Municipalities Act in 1994.

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Many administrative and district offices of Kottayam including the District Court is situated within the collectorate premises.

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District court at Kottayam was established in 1910 during the period of Sree Moolam Thirunal Maharaja of Tranvancore.

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Major political parties active in Kottayam are Indian National Congress, Communist Party of India, Bharatiya Janata Party and Kerala Congress.

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Kottayam has been of the member of legislative assembly of Kerala representing Kottayam town constituency since 2011.

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