About Kottayam District
Kottayam literally means the interior of the fortress-Cotta + Akamu. The rulers of Munjanad and Thekkumkur were headquartered in what is now Thazhathangadi, Kottayam. Travancore's Marthanda Varma attacked Thekkumkur, destroying Thaliyil's palace and fortress. Today's Kottayam district was formerly part of the former Principality. Historically, the state of Travancore consisted of two revenue divisions. In late 1868, two more divisions, Quilon (Kollam) and Kottayam, were established. The tax department was renamed to the district, and Diwan Peshkar gave way to district collectors, paving the way for the birth of the Kottayam district in July 1949.
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Kottayam is also called "Akshalanagari" which means "city of letters". Cotta Yam Town is the first city in India to achieve 100% literacy rate.
The total area of the district is 137. 6km2.
Kottayam has a total of 5 subdistricts.
There are about 16 villages in this area.
There are a total of 10 cities in this area.
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