Kottayam holds the credit for becoming the 1st Indian city to have achieved around 90% of literacy in the year 1989. Moreover, Kottayam district went on to become India’s 1st tobacco-free district.
... More This city is better known as ‘Akshara Nagan’, meaning the ‘city of letters’; considering contribution of it to literature and print media. Kottayam’s average elevation is 9 feet from sea-level. This place stands on ‘Meenachil River’ that has been formed from numerous streams in Western Ghats within ldukki district. Alluvial soil is found over here. Type of vegetation: moist deciduous and tropical evergreen.
The population as per census conducted in the year 2001 was 60725.
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