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Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala and the headquarters of Thiruvananthapuram District. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. It is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills with wide, clean roads and busy commercial alleys. India's Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi had referred and designated this lovely beach side city built on hills as the "Ever Green City of India"

Thiruvananthapuram , the southern most district of Kerala state is situated between north latitudes 8 17' and 8 54' and east longitudes 76 41' and 77 17'. The southern most extremity, 'Parasala' is 56 kms away from Kanyakumari, the "land's end of India". The district stretches along the shores of the Arabian sea for a distance of 78 kms.
Kollam district is on the north and Thirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts of Tamilnadu are on the east and south respectively. The district can be divided into three geographical regions - highlands, midlands and lowlands.

Chirayinkeezhu and Thiruvananthapuram taluks lie in the midland and lowland regions while Nedumangad lies in the midland and highland regions. Neyyatinkara taluk stretches over all the three regions.

Thiruvananthapuram and its famous beaches are one of the top tourist destination of Tourists in Inida. It is the capital city of Kerala, the "God's own Country". Thiruvananthapuram is well connected by air, rail and road. There are air links to almost all the countries in the Gulf, besides being well connected to the rest of India. South East Asia is connected through a daily air-link to Singapore.
Thiruvananthapuram is a Railway Division office and an important Railway Station. There are daily trains to Delhi, Bombay, Chennai, and Bangalore and local train services to all points in Kerala

The economy of Thiruvananthapuram is based on the tertiary sector with about 70% of the workforce being employed as government servants. Large scale industrial establishments are low compared to other south Indian state capitals like Chennai and Bangalore.

TechnoparkSince the establishment of Technopark in 1995, Thiruvananthapuram has steadily grown into a competitive IT centre. Technopark houses global majors like Infosys, TCS, McKinsey & Co., Ernst & Young, Allianz Cornhill, US Technologies etc. The park has around 80 companies employing over 12,000 professionals. With the expansion plans to be completed in 2007-08, this figure is to rise to about 30,000.The work in progress include 600,000 sft Thejaswini to be completed in October 2006 ,400,000 sft TCS Peepul Park in May 2006 and TCS Development Centre. Work on Leela IT building, IBS Campus, US Tech Campus and Infosys campus is due to commence shortly.
There are around 20 government owned and 60 privately owned medium and large scale industrial units in Thiruvanathapuram. The major employers are the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC), Keltron, Travancore Titanium and Hindustan Latex, all government owned. There are also about 30,000 small scale industrial units employing around 1,15,000 people. Traditional industries include handloom and coir.

Other major organizations of economic interest are the Chithranjali Film Complex, Kinfra Apparel Park, Kinfra Film and Video Park, Kerala High-tech Industries (KELTECH), Kerala Automobiles and the English Indian Clays Ltd.


The N.H.47 stretches from Parassala at the southern extremity to Paripally in the north, covering a distance of 80kms within the district. The State Highway (MC Road) covers a distance of 55Kms and passes through Kesavadaspuram, Vembayam, Venjaramoodu , Kilimanoor and Nilamel in the north. PWD maintains about 1552 kms of road in the district. Local bodies maintain 9500 kms of road.

Bridges There are 116 bridges in Thiruvananthapuram District.

Power All the villages in the district have been electrified. These come under two circles of the KSEB. One in the city and one at Kattakada.

Air Links Trivandrum is a very highly connected city, with one international and one domestic terminal. The Airport is by the beach and only 6 Kms from the center of town. The runways can accomodate Airbusses and Jumbo Jets. There are regular flights to and from the city.

Rail Links Trivandrum is well connected to the rest of the coutry by Broad Guage Line. 82 Kms of Rail Lines Pass through the district

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