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Kottayam

Administration
Native ameKottayam
കോട്ടയം
Other nameAkshara Nagari
Typecity
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Government
Municipal ChairmanSunny Kalloor
Geography
Total Area852.3 sq mi (2208 km2)
Altitude3 m
Demography
Total Population60725 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode686 001
Telephone0481
VehicleKL-5

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Kottayam (Malayalam: കോട്ടയം) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 55.40 km2. It is the administrative capital of the Kottayam district. Kottayam (pop. 1,72,878 according to the 2001 census) is located in south-central Kerala and is approximately 150 km (93.2 mi) from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

The town is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Major Kerala print media such as Malayala Manorama, Deepika and Mangalam are headquartered in the city. Also a pioneering center of modern education in Kerala, the city became India's first municipality to achieve 100% literacy in 1989 and the district became the first tobacco free district in India on September 28, 2008. The city of Kottayam is also known as "Akshara Nagari (അക്ഷര നഗരി) (City of Alphabets) in honor of its contributions to print media and literature.


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