Which is the Smallest District in Kerala?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Alappuzha is the smallest district of Kerala, spreading over only 1415 square kilometres. Formed as Alleppey district in August 1957, its name was changed to Alappuzha in 1990. It is a serene town known for its backwaters, which connect it to other parts of Kerala. Alappuzha, the smallest district in Kerala, has a population of 2,146,033.

Smallest District in Kerala

Alappuzha, also called the “Venice of the Eastern World,” is home to beautiful backwaters and coir factories. The name Alappuzha, derived from the words Aal (sea) and Puzha, means “joining place of a river and the sea” (mouth of the river).

The smallest district in Kerela, Alappuzha, occupies a territory of 1415 kilometers. The city of Alappuzha (also known as Alleppey) is located on the Laccadive Sea in Kerala, a state in southern India.

  • The rustic Kerala backwaters, a system of tranquil canals and lagoons, are what it is most famous for.
  • The Alappuzha Lighthouse, built in the 19th century, is located on Alappuzha Beach.
  • Alappuzha is also renowned for its houseboat vacations, boat races, beaches, marine products, and coir industry.
  • The Mullakkal Temple in the city has a conventional layout.
  • The Punnapra-Vayalar revolt against the Separate American Model independent Travancore proposal and the uprising against the Feudal Raj took place in Alappuzha.
  • At Punnapra, the army of Diwan killed over 200 members of the Communist Party.
  • Kuttanad, a lower district area, is one of the few sites worldwide where agriculture is done below sea level.

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