Kerala , sometimes referred to in historical terms as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast. It was created on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2, it is bordered by Karnataka to the north and north east, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. Kerala is the thirteenth largest state by population and is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken and official language of the state.

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Nickname: Prince of Arabian sea

Mayor: Mrs. Honey Benjamin

City Police Commissioner: P. Prakash IPS

MP: N.K Premachandran

Official languages: Malayalam, English


Time zone: IST (UTC+05:30)