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Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Ernakulam

Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Ernakulam

Year of formation : 1958, April 1
Headquarters : Kakkanad
Major Rivers : Periyar, Muvattupuzha

  • Ernakulam has largest number of Taluks (7)
  • District with highest per capita income. 
  • District with more towns
  • Ernakulam is the first 'Child  friendly' district in India
  • Ernakulam District has the largest number of industrial units in Kerala. Ernakulam Aluva belt is a major industrial zone.
  • The first Stock Exchange of Kerala began to function at Kochi in 1978.
  • The port of Kochi is known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea'.
  • Vasco da Gama's body was first buried in St. Francis Church, Kochi.
  • The seat of the High Court of Kerala is at Ernakulam.
  • Cochin port is the only major port in Kerala.
  • Robert Bristo is the man behind the construction of modern port of Kochi.
  • Shanmugam Chetty, the first finance minister of India called Kochi as 'Queen of Arabian Sea'.
  • Pallippurama fort built by Portuguese in 1503 is the first European fort in India.
  • Mangalavanam, the famous Bird Sanctuary situated in the heart of the Cochin city.
  • First successful heart transplantation in Kerala was held at Medical Trust Hospital by Dr. Jose Chacko Periapuram.
  • Kochi is the first e-port in India.
  • Ernakulam is the first fully literate district in India (1990)
  • Kumbalangy is the first tourism village in Kerala.
  • Speed post system was firstly introduced in Ernakulam.
  • Vallarpadam Terminal is the first International Container Transhipment Terminal of India.
  • First floating ATM in India is established in Kochi by SBI.
  • First multiplex theater in Kerala in at Kochi.
  • First Rubber park in India is at Irapuram.
  • India's first child friendly district is Ernakulam.
  • First tourism police station in India is located at Mattancherry in Ernakulam.
  • The first milk ATM in Kerala is in Ernakulam.
  • The highest rainfall in Kerala is recorded in Neryamangalam in Ernakulam.
  • First Digital Panchayat - Pampakkuda
  • Brahmapuram Diesel Power Station is located at Ernakulam District.
  • The headquarters of Southern Naval Command is at Kochi. The Naval training centres Venduruthy, Dronacharya and Garuda are at Kochi.
  • The only man made island in Kerala, Wellington island is in Ernakulam District. It was made with the soil removed for deepening the Kochi port.
  • The major attractions of the district are Kalady, the birth place of Sankaracharya, Kerala Historical Museum at Edappally, HMT at Kalamassery, Oil Refinery at Ambalanugal, Ship building unit at Kochi, the bank of Periyar at Aluva where the Sivarathri festival is conducted Elephant training centre at Kodanad, and the famous Christian Pilgrim Centre Malayattoor and Jewish Synagogue at Mattancherry.
  • The Headquarters of Kerala Press Academy, Cardamom Board, Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation and Travancore - Cochin chemicals are in Ernakulam.
  • Udayamperur, the place where the Synod was held in 1599, is in Ernakulam District.

Important Question on Ernakulam District 


1. Kerala university of fisheries and ocean studies is situated at ?


2. Mangalavanam bird sanctuary is situated in ?


3. Mangalavanam bird sanctuary is known as ?


4. Head quarters of Kerala Press Academy is situated at ?


5. Kerala Press Academy was established on ?


6. Kerala Press Academy is know known as ?


7. First chairman of Kerala Press Academy ?


8. Present Chairman of Kerala Press Academy ?


9. Kerala History Museum is situated at ?


10. The first diesel power plant in Kerala ?


11. The first International Container Transshipment Terminal of India ?


12. Kerala's First Metro Rail Project started in ?


13. India's first AC DEMU (Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit) Service was started in ?


14. Name of the company which supplies coaches for Kochi Metro Rail Project ?


15. Birth Place of Sriankaracharya ?


16. Aluva Advaita Ashram is Situated on the banks of ?


17. Periyar is known as ?


18. The only Elephant Training Center in Kerala ?


19. The founder of Aluva Advaitha Ashramam (1913) ?


20. First European fort in India ?


21. Malayattoor st. Thomas Church is situated in ?


22. The oldest Jewish Synagogue in India ?


23. Mattancherry Synagogue is also known as ?


24. Famous Hill Palace Museum is situated at ?


25. The First English School in Kerala was established at ?


26. First professional football club in Kerala ?


27. First Kerala team win Durand cup ?


28. Famous Changampuzha Smarakam is situated in ?


29. The first tourism village in Kerala ?


30. First bachath district in India ?


31. First Rubber park in India ?


32. India's first marina was established at ?


33. Konkini Bhasha Bhavan is situated in ?


34. National University of Advanced Legal Studies situated in ?


35. Rajeev Gandhi Indoor Stadium is situated at ?


36. Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium is known as ?


37. First sucessful heart transplantation in Kerala was held at ?


38. The first milk ATM in Kerala was started in ?


39. Head quarters of Southern Naval Command is situated at ?


40. Kerala Judicial Academy ?


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