Kochi is the commercial capital of Kerala. The city is vibrant with the sprawling commercial ventures. Huge shopping malls, modern super markets, sleek jewelry shops, up-market restaurants, automobile showrooms and cyber cafes , which is the main thorough fare of the city.There is an influx of people coming into the city from different regions of the state daily to attend jobs in the city offices and for shopping.
The city is the abode of the High Court of Kerala which is the top judicial body in the state. Among the scores of colleges for legal education in the city the Govt. Law College is among the best of its kind in Kerala.
Kochi City is blessed with an ambience unique to itself. The ship-lined harbour forms a colourful and permanent backdrop to the city.The City with tree-lined avenues and public parks with a number of public grounds and auditoriums is a witness to political processions and events on a daily basis.
87.341 kms comprising of mainland Ernakulam, old Kochi including Mattanchery, Fort Kochi Palluruthi and Thoppumpadi, Wellington Island, the suburb of Edapally and the exurbia of Kalamassery, and Kakkanad to the northeast, and Tripunithura to south east.
16.6 lakhs(Greater Kochi [2001 census])
Latitude 9 degree 57’ N; Longitude 76 degree 15’ E. The city lies between Tripunithura, the seat of the erstwhile Kochi royalty to its southeast and the Eloor-Kalamassery industrial belt to its north. To the west Lies the Arabian Sea.
Malayalam the youngest in the Dravidian family, is the official language of the state of Kerala. English is widely used in business circles.
Hindus account for the largest community followed by Christian and Muslims. Kochi has a small population of Jains,Jews and Sikhs
Indian STD Time +5.30 hrs GMT.
The summer temperature (march to may) vary from a high of 35 degree Centigrade to a low of 22.5 degree Centigrade. With winter months from December to February having a mean minimum of 20 degree Centigrade, Kochi experience both the south west monsoon, from June to September and the northwest, from October to December. The average annual rainfall is 3099.1mm with 132 average annual rainy days.