Thiruvananthapuram


Thi·ru·van·an·tha·pur·am

geographical name \ˌtir-ü-və-ˌnən-tə-ˈpr-əm\

Definition of THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

city & port S India NW of Cape Comorin of Kerala pop 744,739

Variants of THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Thi·ru·van·an·tha·pur·am or Tri·van·drum \tri-ˈvan-drəm\

Thiruvananthapuram

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Seaport (pop., 2001: 744,983), capital of Kerala state, southwestern India. The community became prominent when it was made capital of the kingdom of Travancore in 1745. A large fort contains several palaces and a Vaishnava temple, which is a noted pilgrimage centre. Its cultural amenities include the University of Kerala (1937).

Variants of THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Thiruvananthapuram formerly Trivandrum

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