Pathanamthitta District With Talukas: Pathanamthitta District is a district in the southern part of Kerala, India. The district headquarters is in the town of Pathanamthitta. However, Tiruvalla city is the largest commercial center in the district. The district is surrounded by the Kottayam, Idukki, Alappuzha and Kollam districts. It has a border with the state of Tamil Nadu in the east. Pathanamthitta, Tiruvalla, Adoor, Konni, Ranni and Mallapally are the taluks in the district. There are four municipalities in Pathanamthitta. They are Tiruvalla, Adoor, Pathanamthitta, and Pandalam. Because of a large number of pilgrims the place receives, Pathanamthitta is known as "the headquarters of pilgrimage tourism" in India, and the district tourism board gave Pathanamthitta the moniker "The Abode of God". The famous pilgrimage center of Sabarimala and The most important and famous Christian center is Parumala St Peters, St Paul's and St Gregorios Orthodox Church. The district's name is a combination of two Malayalam words, pathanam and thitta, which together mean 'array of houses on the river side. The district capital is located on the banks of the river Achankovil.
According to the 2011 census Pathanamthitta district has a population of 1,195,537. Pathanamthitta has a sex ratio of 1129 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 96.93%. The district houses several notable educational institutions including N. S. S College, Pandalam one among the oldest and most reputed colleges of higher learning in the state. Pathanamthitta district is known for its fairs and festivals. The Padayani is one such major folk art. The colorful art, colloquially known as Padeni, is associated with the festivals of certain temples only in Southern Kerala. The art is a combination of music, dance, painting, and satire.
Talukas in Pathanamthitta District
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