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Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Pathanamthitta

Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Pathanamthitta

Year of formation : 1982, November 1
Major rivers : Pamba, Achenkovil, Manimala
  • Pathanamthitta is the 13th district in Kerala, carved out of Kollam and Alappuzha districts.
  • Pathanamthitta is the first district in India to show zero population growth. It is also the first polio free district in India.
  • The birth place of Padayani is Kadammanitta
  • Sabarigiri, Kakkad and Maniyar are the hydro-electric projects in the district.
  • Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, a famous pilgrim centre in South India is in the district.
  • Ranni is the biggest forest division in Kerala.
  • Konni elephant shed (Anakkottil) is situated here.
  • The famous Uthrattathi Snake Boat race is held in Aranmula in river Pamba.
  • The Parthasarathi temple is at Aranmula.
  • The largest religious convention of Asia is the Maraman Convention, held on the bank of river Pamba.
  • Veluthampi Dalawa became a martyr at Mannadi.
  • The Cherukolpuzha Hindu religious convention is also held on the bank of river Pamba.
  • Largest sugarcane cultivated in Thiruvalla taluk, which is in Pathanamthitta district.
  • The only railway station in Pathanamthitta is at Thiruvalla.
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