Kottayam District With Talukas: Kottayam is one of the 14 districts in the state of Kerala, India. Though the district is 157 km south to Kunnamkulam, the center of Kerala, it is located in an area with biggest diameter and population. It is the only district having no border with either Western Ghats or the Arabian Sea. The Headquarters of 2 significant religious communities in Kerala are located in Kottayam District: Nair Service Society and Indian Orthodox Church. Major religious communities in Kottayam district are Hinduism and Christianity. NSS headquarters is at Perunna, Changanaserry. Mannam memorial is also located here. The headquarters of Madhya Kerala diocese of the church of south India is located at Kottayam. Kottayam has a tropical climate like that of the rest of Kerala, hence there are no distinct seasons in the area. Humidity is high and rises to about 90% during the rainy season. Kottayam gets rain from two monsoon seasons, the southwest monsoon and the north- east monsoon. The average rainfall is around 3600 mm per year.
Kottayam has a vast network of rivers, backwaters, ancient religious places, and hill stations. Kottayam town is linked by major roads and rail to other prominent cities in Kerala and also linked to the waterways for scenic travel. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is about 88 kilometers away. Kottayam has a mountainous terrain as well as low-lying areas very close to sea level. Depending on the location different varieties of food crops as well as cash crops are cultivated. Rice is the principal crop extensively cultivated in low-lying regions. Other crops cultivated are tapioca, coconut, pepper, vegetables, rubber etc. According to the 2011 census Kottayam district has a population of 1,979,384. Kottayam has a sex ratio of 1040 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 97.21, the highest in the state and 4th highest in India. Kottayam is a major center of education.
Talukas in Kottayam District