Which is the Smallest District in Kerala?

Kerala as a state was created to existence on November 1 the year 1956. The state was comprised of five districts. There were five districts. Was increased to 14. Kasargod was the first district to be established. The districts are subdivided into Taluks that are divided into villages. There are currently the 63 Taluks with 1452 villages. Total area is 4,480 square kilometers; Palakkad is one of the biggest districts in Kerala followed by Idukki with a total area of 4479 sq. km. Alappuzha which covers 1414 sq. km, is the smallest district and sole district of Kerala that is not covered by forest cover.

In February 1990 In February 1990, The Government of Kerala passed an order to change the names of six districts as well as other areas. The old names based on its spelling using an English accent changed in Malayalam. The table below lists the names of old and new for Kerala districts.

For more details about the districts in Kerala Click on the district names below.


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Each district in Kerala is unique in their own tourist attraction. The coastal district of Kerala is a great tourist destination because they boast one of the best beaches anywhere in the world. Additionally, the coastal districts of Kerala particularly Alleppey, Kottayam (Kumarakom) and Ernakulam are well-known for their backwater tourism. 

Districts like Idukki along with Wayanad of Kerala provides excellent locations that offer adventure tourist destinations. Trekking and wildlife safaris are among the most popular tourist attractions in Kerala’s mountains.


Alappuzha is the tiniest district of Kerala. Alappuzha is known as the ‘Venice of East’. Alappuzha is also known for its boat races, houseboat vacations beaches, marine goods and the coir industry. The lower regions within the city, referred to as Kuttanad is among the few areas on earth where agriculture is conducted at the sea level.

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