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Kerala, one of the smallest states in the Republic of India, and a land of
great natural beauty. The modern Kerala was formed in 1956 when India was
reformed into states on linguistic basis.
Kerala is a small state situated at the southwest corner of India. The land
which Parasurama(sixth of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu) retrieved with
his axe. The land blessed by nature. The land of festivals. The land of coconut
trees. And the land of complete literacy.
The legislative assembly in Kerala has 141 seats. There are 14 Districts, 63
Taluks, 991 Panchayats, 54 Municipalities and 3 Corporations in Kerala.
The State has 991 Grama Panchayats, 152 Block Panchayats, 14 District
Panchayats, 52 Municipalities and 5 Corporations.
Kerala is the land of natural beauty. Thats why we call it the 'God's own
country!'. Kerala has got 44 rivers, many lakes, hills and mountains to add to
it's natural beauty.
The climate is equable and varies little from season to season. The temperature
normally ranges from 80 to 90 F in the plains but drops to about 70 F in the
highlands. The state gets its due share of both the southwest as well as the
northeast monsoons, and the rainfull is heavy, averaging around 118 inches