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Alappuzha

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Alappuzha district in Kerala
Area1414 kmē - 3.64% of area of the state
Population2.105 million - 6.61% of the population of the state (2001)
Population density1492/km2 (2001)
Literacy83%-94% (2001)
Sex ratio1050 females/1000 males
Urbanization30.46%


Alappuzha is a district of the state of Kerala in India. It was formed as the district of Alleppey on August 17, 1957. The name of the district was officially changed to Alappuzha in 1990.

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Communist Martyrs Column

It has the highest population density among all districts of the state.

Alleppey, a town with picturesque canals, backwaters and lagoons, was described as the "Venice of the East" by Marco Polo.

Snake boat races are the most significant traditional event in Alleppey. These spectacular water regattas are usually held between August and October, and involve long thin boats powered by up to 120 oarsmen.

The most famous snake boat race is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

The church located at Kokkamangalam or Kokkothamangalam was one of the seven churches founded by St.Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ.

Kuttanadu

Kuttanadu is an area of Alleppey, densely covered with waterways.

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