Area : 2,203 sq km Population : 19,52,901 Literacy : 95.90%
Kottayam district was formed in July 1949. Before when Travancore - Kochi joined there were three Revenue divisions : Thiruvanathapuram-Kollam-Kottayam. These were under the administration of "Diwan Peshkar". When the State formed it become 'district' and under the administration of District Collector'.