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    Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter –––– 1111

    Important Statistics on Kerala TourismImportant Statistics on Kerala TourismImportant Statistics on Kerala TourismImportant Statistics on Kerala Tourism

    1.11.11.11.1 Kerala at a GlanceKerala at a GlanceKerala at a GlanceKerala at a Glance

    Kerala, the strip of lush green land between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats is

    popularly known as the ‘Gods own Country’. It has an area of about 38,863sq.km and is

    inhabited by about 33.39 million people as per Census – 2011. It is located at the South-West tip

    of India and is on the top among all the Indian States in terms of different human development

    indicators. Some of the basic facts about Kerala are summarized below;

    1111.1.1 .1.1 .1.1 .1.1 Geographical FeaturesGeographical FeaturesGeographical FeaturesGeographical Features

    Location: The State lies between 80 18 ‘and 120 48’ north latitude and between 740 52’ and 770 48’

    of longitude.

    Capital : Thiruvananthapuram

    Area : 38,863 sq km

    Water bodied : 945.3 sq km

    Forest Area : 9400 sq km

    Time : GMT + 5:30

    Districts : 14 Nos.

    Taluks : 63 Nos.

    CD Blocks : 152

    Villages : 1453

    Panchayaths : 978

    Corporations : 5 Nos.

    Municipalities : 60 Nos.

    Cultivated Area : 20.89 lakh ha

    Currency : Indian Rupee

    Climate : Tropical

    Wetlands : 0.39 lakh ha

    Summer : February – May

    Monsoon : June – September

    Winter : October – January

    Highest Peak : Anamudi

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    Longest River : Periyar

    Average Annual Rainfall : 2900 mm

    1.1.2 1.1.2 1.1.2 1.1.2 Population ParametersPopulation ParametersPopulation ParametersPopulation Parameters

    Total Population (Census-2011) : 33.39 million

    Male Population : 16.021 million

    Female Population : 17.366 million

    Density of population : 859 per sq. km

    Share of Kerala in the total

    Population : 2.76 per cent

    Sex Ratio : 1084 women for 1000 men

    Literacy Rate : 93.91 per cent

    Male Literacy Rate : 96.02 per cent

    Female Literacy Rate : 91.96 per cent

    Languages Spoken : Malayalam

    Hindi

    English

    1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.3 1.1.3 Development IndicatorsDevelopment IndicatorsDevelopment IndicatorsDevelopment Indicators KeralaKeralaKeralaKerala NationalNationalNationalNational

    (Rs)(Rs)(Rs)(Rs) Average (Rs)Average (Rs)Average (Rs)Average (Rs)

    Per-capita income in 2009-10 : 52984 38155

    (at 2004 – 05 prices)

    Per-capita income growth over : 8.9% 6.0%

    the previous year

    Life expectancy at birth : 74.0 63.5

    Infant mortality Rate : 13 55

    Birth Rate : 14.6 22.8

    Death Rate : 6.6 7.4

    MMR (per lakh nos birth) : 110 301

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    1.21.21.21.2 DDDDistrictistrictistrictistrict----wisewisewisewise AAAArearearearea & P& P& P& Populationopulationopulationopulation (Census (Census (Census (Census ----2011)2011)2011)2011)

    Sl. Sl. Sl. Sl. No.No.No.No.

    DistrictDistrictDistrictDistrict Area in Area in Area in Area in sq.kmsq.kmsq.kmsq.km

    PopulationPopulationPopulationPopulation MaleMaleMaleMale FemaleFemaleFemaleFemale PersonPersonPersonPerson

    1111 Thiruvananthapuram 2192 1584200 1723084 3307284

    2222 Kollam 2491 1244815 1384888 2629703

    3333 Alappuzha 1414 1010252 1111691 2121943

    4444 Pathanamthitta 2637 561620 633917 1195537

    5555 Kottayam 2208 970140 1009244 1979384

    6666 Idukki 4358 551944 555509 1107453

    7777 Ernakulam 3068 1617602 1662258 3279860

    8888 Thrissur 3032 1474665 1635662 3110327

    9999 Palakkad 4480 1360067 1450825 2810892

    10101010 Malappuram 3550 1961014 2149942 4110956

    11111111 Wayanad 2131 401314 415244 816558

    12121212 Kozhikode 2344 1473028 1616515 3089543

    13131313 Kannur 2966 1184012 1341625 2525637

    14141414 Kasargod 1992 626617 675983 1302600

    KeralaKeralaKeralaKerala 38863388633886338863 16021290160212901602129016021290 17366381736638173663817366387777 33387677333876773338767733387677

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    Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter –––– 2222

    Tourism Statistics Tourism Statistics Tourism Statistics Tourism Statistics –––– HighlightsHighlightsHighlightsHighlights

    1.1.1.1. World Tourism ScenarioWorld Tourism ScenarioWorld Tourism ScenarioWorld Tourism Scenario (a) Tourist arrivals in 2009 : 877 million

    (b) Growth over the previous year : -4.0 Percent

    (c) Tourism receipt in 2009 : USD 851 billion

    (d) Growth over the previous year : -9.4 Percent

    2.2.2.2. Indian Tourism ScenarioIndian Tourism ScenarioIndian Tourism ScenarioIndian Tourism Scenario

    (a) Foreign tourist arrivals in 2009 : 5.11 million

    (b) Growth over the previous year : -3.3 Percent

    (c) Foreign exchange earnings from tourism : Rs.54960 Crores (USD

    11.39

    billion)

    (d) Growth over the previous year : -3.0 percent

    (e) Indian Nationals went abroad during 2009 : 11.07 million

    (f) Growth over the previous year : 1.8 percent

    (g) International tourist visits in 2009

    across the states : 13.72 million

    (h) Growth over the previous year : -2.8 percent

    (i) Domestic tourist visit across the states : 650.04 million

    (j) Growth over the previous year : 15.5 percent

    3.3.3.3. Kerala Tourism ScenarioKerala Tourism ScenarioKerala Tourism ScenarioKerala Tourism Scenario

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    (a) International tourist visits in 2009 : 0.56 million

    (b) Growth over the previous year : -6.96 percent

    (c) Domestic tourist visits during 2009 : 7.91 million

    (d) Growth over the previous year : 4.2 percent

    4.4.4.4. Major Source MMajor Source MMajor Source MMajor Source Markets of Foreign Tourists of Kerala in 2009arkets of Foreign Tourists of Kerala in 2009arkets of Foreign Tourists of Kerala in 2009arkets of Foreign Tourists of Kerala in 2009

    (a) United Kingdom (U.K) : 23.0 percent (b) France : 8.8 percent (c) United states of America (USA) : 8.6 percent (d) Germany : 8.0 percent (e) Australia : 3.9 percent (f) Canada : 2.9 percent (g) Italy : 2.7 percent (h) Maldives : 2.7 percent (i) Netherland : 2.6 percent (j) UAE : 2.6 percent (k) Switzerland : 2.4 percent (l) Saudi Arabia : 2.2 percent (m) Russia : 1.6 percent (n) Sweden : 1.6 percent (o) Spain : 1.6 percent

    5.5.5.5. Major Source Markets of Domestic Tourists of Kerala in 2009Major Source Markets of Domestic Tourists of Kerala in 2009Major Source Markets of Domestic Tourists of Kerala in 2009Major Source Markets of Domestic Tourists of Kerala in 2009

    (a) Kerala : 75.05 percent (b) Tamil Nadu : 10.55 percent (c) Karnataka : 6.18 percent (d) Maharashtra : 2.07 percent (e) Andhra Pradesh : 1.31 percent (f) Delhi : 1.00 percent (g) Gujarat : 0.58 percent (h) West Bengal : 0.52 percent (i) Lakshadweep : 0.47 percent (j) Madhya Pradesh : 0.40 percent (k) Uttar Pradesh : 0.31 percent (l) Goa : 0.29 percent (m) Pondicherry : 0.22 percent (n) Rajasthan : 0.15 percent (o) Orissa : 0.12 percent (p) Andaman and Nicobar Islands : 0.11 percent (q) Punjab : 0.10 percent (r) Others : 0.57 percent

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    Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter –––– 3333

    Kerala Tourist Statistics 2009Kerala Tourist Statistics 2009Kerala Tourist Statistics 2009Kerala Tourist Statistics 2009

    3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 Foreign TouForeign TouForeign TouForeign Tourist Visits rist Visits rist Visits rist Visits inininin Kerala Kerala Kerala Kerala overoveroverover the Ythe Ythe Ythe Yearsearsearsears

    Foreign tourist visits in Kerala during 2009 were 557,240 as compared to 598,929 in the

    previous year and thus registered a decline of about 7.0 percent. It was primarily due to

    economic crisis and the overall declines both in the world tourist arrivals and all India tourist

    arrivals.

    Although, foreign tourist visits registered a decline in 2009 as compared to the previous

    year, it recorded an average annual rate of growth of about 10.3 percent per year during the ten

    year period since 1999. The year – wise foreign tourist visits in Kerala since 1999 are given in

    Table 3.1.

    Table 3.1Table 3.1Table 3.1Table 3.1:::: ForeignForeignForeignForeign Tourist Arrivals in KeralaTourist Arrivals in KeralaTourist Arrivals in KeralaTourist Arrivals in Kerala ((((1991991991999999----2009200920092009))))

    YearYearYearYear No. of Foreign No. of Foreign No. of Foreign No. of Foreign TouristsTouristsTouristsTourists

    % of increase% of increase% of increase% of increase

    1999 202173 6.44

    2000 209933 3.84

    2001 208830 -0.53

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