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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

      The word ' Thiru Ananthapuram' means the city of Anantha or the abode of the sacred thousand headed serpent Anantha, who forms the couch on which reclines Lord Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu trinity. Built on seven hills, it was the capital of the Venad chieftains. The city has grown as a tourist and commercial centre, with the International airport becoming the main gateway into Kerala.  Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Being the state capital, it also throbs with political activity. Veli Tourist Village(11km) and Akkulam Lakeside Boat Club are other popular recreational centres for the locals. For shopping, try the SMSM Institute, the handicrafts emporium of the Handicrafts Development Corporation of Kerala. Kovalam, the world renowned beach, is about 16km away. There are several hotels and restaurants including the five-star Kovalam Ashok Beach resort. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Dedicated to Padmanabha or Lord Vishnu, it is according to legend, was built in stages , to house an idol discovered in the forest by a devotee. Akkulam is a place of great scenic beauty with a picturesque lake. There is a boat club with over dozens of boats, available for joy riders. The city area is about 74 sqkm.
 

Thiruvananthapuram-Generalinformation
BARE FACTS
District Thiruvananthapuram
Area (in Sq.km) 2,192
Population 3,234,707
Males 1,571,424
Females 1,663,283
Sex ratio : Females/1000 1,058
Density of Population 1476
Per Capita Income (in Rs) 20,484
Literacy rate 89.36%; Male 92.68%; Female 86.26%
Coastal line in km. 78
Water bodied area in ha. 5,525
Forest area in ha. 49,861
Assembly Constituencies 1. Varkala
2. Attingal
3. Kilimanoor
4. Vamanapuram
5. Aryanad  
6. Nedumangadu
7. Kazhakuttam
8. Thiruvananthapuram North
9. Thiruvananthapuram West
10. Thiruvananthapuram East
11. Nemam
12. Kovalam 
13. Neyyattinkara
14. Parassala
Taluks
Head Quarters
No. of Villages
Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram
29
Nedumangadu Nedumangadu
28
Neyyattinkara Neyyattinkara
29
Chirayinkeezhu Attingal
28
WEATHER
Monthly rainfall (m.m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall 9.2 69.3 37.8 135.1 11.2 271.1 89.0 352.1 139.1 189.4 131.3 67.9
Temperature
Max : 31.5 31.9 32.6 32.6 31.6 29.7 29.2 29.4 30.8 29.9 30.3 30.0
Mini : 22.2 22.8 24.1 24.9 24.7 23.5 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.3 23.1 22.3
Relative Humidity
Max : 75 76 78 81 84 89 89 88 86 87 85 78
Mini : 23.9 24.8 27.6 29.9 30.2 29.3 28.4 28 28.1 28.8 28.1 25.6
(Source : Meterological Centre: Thiruvananthapuram - 1999)
 
 

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