Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty with the Arabian Sea on the west, a vast network of backwaters, lagoons and fresh water rivers crisscrossing the land. The northeast of the district by Kottayam district, on the north by Ernakulam district, on the east by Pathanamthitta, on the southeast by Kollam district. This district lies between north latitude 90 05’ and 90 52’ east longitude 76 17’ and 76 48’.

The district was formed on 17th August 1957.  It is the smallest district in area but having highest density of population (1492 /Sq.km).  The total geographical area is 1414 sq. Km. The population of the district as per the Census 2011 was 2121943(provisional). This is the only district in Kerala having no high lands and forest. The district has a coastline of 82 kms.      

 

The district is an important backwater destination attracting thousands of foreign tourists every year. Alappuzha is also famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry.

 

MSMEs Startred during the period 2011-16

 

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