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Kerala Population

Area (in Sq.km)

38,863

Population

3,18,41,374

Males

15,468,614

Females

16,372,760

Sex ratio : Females/1000

1058

Density of Population

819

Per Capita Income 2002-2003 (in Rs)

25,764

Literacy rate

90.86%; Male 94.24%; Female 87.72%

Principal Language

Malayalam

Coastal line in km.

590

Water bodied area in ha.

108,760

Forest area in ha.

1,081,509

Parliament Constituencies

20

Assembly Constituencies

140

   

No of Districts

14

No of Taluks

63

No of Revenue Divisions

21

No of Rural Blocks

152

No. of Villages

1467

Weather
Monthly Rainfall (m.m) 2002 #C5E3FA

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

14.6

16.6

36.1

110.9

252.6

653.2

687.2

404.7

252.3

270.7

158.6

45.9

Livestock Population

Cattle

Buffaloes

Goats

Sheeps

Pigs

2490707

111465

1598159

2872

88042

Source: 2000 Census

Major Agriculture Products

Products

Area under cultivation (ha.)

Production in tonne

Rice

310521

688859

Sugarcane

3758

31283

Pepper

298607

67358

Ginger(cured)

8998

32412

Turmeric(cured)

3140

6938

Cardamom(processed)

41412

8680

Cashewnut

88548

66087

Tapioca

104179

2413217

Coconut

899198

5709 million

Arecanut

97485

107279

Tea

37068

5348

Coffee

83113

63322

Rubber

476047

594917

Nutmeg

8418

2086

Tamarind

19220

29514

Garlic

616

10472

(Source:Agricultural statistics 2002-2003 )

Local Self Governments

District Panchayats

14

No. of Municipals Corporation

5

Block Panchayats

152

No. of Municipalities

53

Grama Panchayats

991

No. of Townships

1

No. of Cantonments

1

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Educational Institutions

Schools

Govt.

Private Aided

Private Unaided

Total

L P School

2551

4003

158

6712

U P School

957

1870

124

2951

High School

984

1409

215

2608

Higher Secondary Schools

416

512

339

1267

Vocational H.S.S.

247

128

--

375

Arts and Science Colleges

Government

Private

Unaided

Universities

38

148

5

8

Professional Colleges*

Type of Institutions

Number

Medical College

9

Pharmacy College

11

Dental College

9

Homeo College

5

Engineering College

77

Nursing College

31

Poly Technics

121

Ayurveda Colleges

10

Agricultural Colleges

9

Food Craft Institute

7

* latest data will be added soon

Health/Hospitals
 

Allopathy

Ayurveda

Homeopathy

Hospitals

1310

845

557

Beds

46224

3411

1170

Industries & Infrastructure

No. of registered working factories

18602

No.of SSI Units

270344

Sanctuaries

Wild life Sanctuaries

11

Bird Sanctuaries

1

National Park

2

Roads (Distribution of P W D Roads (in kms) as on 31.03.2003

State Highways

Major Districts Roads

Other Districts Roads

Village Roads

Total

3784.717

11711.264

5315.518

655.993

21467.492

Vehicles newly registered and its classification as on 31.03.2003

Goods Vehicles

Buses

Cars

Taxies

Jeeps

Auto

Two Wheelers

Others

195363

53388

336583

88070

70864

285092

1450407

30513

Source : Economic Review 2003

Communication

No. of Post Offices

5077

No. of Telephone Exchanges

1179

Radio Station

7

T V Station - DDN

1

Channels

6

Tour Operators District Wise
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