Assistant Facts on Kerala

Districts of Kerala – Kottayam

  • Year of formation: 1949 July 1


  •  Main rivers: Meenachil, Manimala


  • Kottayam district is known as ‘Land of Letters and Latex’.


  • The leading producer of rubber in Kerala is Kottayam district.


  • Kottayam is the only district that does not share a border with a neighbouring state.


  • First Chumar Chitra Nagaram in Kerala


  • Kottayam is the first Tobacco-free district in India.


  • First rubberised road in Kerala Kottayam Kumali.


  • CMS Press is the first press in Kerala.


  • Bharananganam church is in Kottayam.


  • Hindustan Papers at Velloor, Travancore Cements at Nattakam and Kerala Rubber Board are in Kottayam district.


  • Uzhavoor is the birthplace of former President of India Late K.R. Narayanan.


  • Kumarakom in Kottayam district is a major tourist centre and a bird sanctuary.


  • Shores of Meenachal river is the background for Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize-winning novel “God of Small Things”.


  • The oldest newspaper in Kerala still continues publishing is Deepika, started in 1887 from Mannanam, in Kottayam district.