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  Kerala
Parliament
 Lok Sabha   
Regional Government
  Governor  Arif Mohammad Khan 1 19 +100.00%
  Chief Minister  Pinarayi Vijayan 1 16 +31.43%
  Legislative Assembly  Communist Party of India (Marxist) 0 16 +26.47%


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Karnataka, India  
Lakshadweep, India  
Tamil Nadu, India  

State DETAILS
Parents > India  
Established November 01, 1956
Disbanded Still Active
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Last ModifiedBojicat May 02, 2021 02:25pm
Description Once known as the Kingdom of Travancore, which reigned between 1500 to 1949. Brought under British protection in 1795, the region was unified and became the independent state of Travancore.

After Indian independence, Travancore and Cochin (now Kochi) merged to form Travancore-Cochin on July 1, 1949. Boundaries were redrawn along linguistic lines on November 1, 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, to corral speakers of Malayalam, the language of the Malayalis people. The state was then renamed Kerala.

The Malayalis are descendants of Dravidians driven southward between 2000 and 1500 BC during the Aryan invasion of the Indian subcontinent.

Kerala was the first state to democratically elect a Communist government (1957), which has remained dominant to date.

The capital is Thiruvananthapuram

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Aug 19, 2018 12:15pm News 800,000 people homeless after floods tear through Kerala with more rain on the way  Article IndyGeorgia 

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