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Cochin Information



Cochin is located in the east of the state of Kerala, is a natural port and has beautiful backwaters.

Language: Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil, Konkani.

Mayor: Mercy Williams

Deputy Mayor: C. K. Manisankar

Legislature: Unicameral

Government: Municipal Corporation

Monetary Units: Indian Rupee

Coordinates: 9°58'N 76°16'E

Area: 94.88 kmē (37 sq mi)

Elevation: 0 m (0 ft)

Population: 596,473

Codes:
  • Telephone: +0484
  • Pincode: 682 0xx
  • UN/LOCODE: INKOC
  • Vehicle: KL-7
Principal Attraction: Backwaters, Mattancherry Palace, Gundu Island, Bolghatty Palace, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica, Hill Palace Museum from Thripunithra, Pareekshith Thampuran Museum, Cherai Beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Willingdon Island;Lighthouse at Ochanthuruth, Vypeen Island, and Jewish Synagogue.

Principal Festivals: Cochin Carnival, Indira Gandhi Boat Race, Attachamayam.

Principal Transporting: The Nedumbassery International Airport, Rail Stations: Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Cochin Harbor, KSRTC Central Bus Station, Taxis, Rickshaw.

Principals Personalities: Sahodaran Ayyappan, Changampuzha Krishnapilla, G. Sankarakurup, Ponjikara Raphi, Vyloppilly Sreedhara Menon, Justice V.R. KrishnaIyer, Yesudas.


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