Thiruvananthapuram Corporation


Thiruvananthapuram Corporation
Thiruvananthapuram Corporation
തിരുവനന്തപുരം നഗരസഭ
State Kerala
Districts Thiruvananthapuram district
Area 214.86 km²
Population 9,57,730
Density 4,454 /km²
Codes
  • Postal
  • Telephone
  • Vehicle
 
695 0xx
+91-471,
KL-01
Time zone IST (UTC +5:30)

Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation (Malayalam: തിരുവനന്തപുരം നഗരസഭ) is the largest city corporation in the state of Kerala in India by area and population. It is the Municipal Corporation that administrates the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The city corporation is spread over 214.86 km2 with 100 wards and a population of 9,57,730 inhabitants.

Contents

History

The conservancy department was started in Thiruvananthapuram in 1877 during the reign of the king Ayilyam Thirunal.Following this, the town was divided into 5 divisions, namely Kottaykkakam, Chalai, Sreevaraham, Manacaud and Pettah.[1]

The first president of the Committee was Dewan Peshkar Iraviperur Pillai. There were 19 members in the committee. The Thiruvananthapuram Municipality came into existence in 1920. After two decades, during the reign of Sree Chithira Thirunal, Thiruvananthapuram Municipality was converted into Corporation on October 30, 1940.[2]

Administration

Thiruvananthapuram City
Corporation officials
Mayor
K. Chandrika
Deputy Mayor
   G. Happikumar    
Police Commissioner
M. R. Ajith Kumar IPS

The city corporation is ruled by the council of 86 members, headed by the Mayor. The law and order of the city is handled by the City Police Commissioner. The total police strength in the city including the Armed Reserve camp at Nandavanam and the SAP camp at Peroorkada, is about 4,500.

The corporation was divided in to 24 wards covering an area of 30.66 km² in 1940. Through years, the city corporation has grown up to 100 wards, and now the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Council is the second largest democratically-elected body in Kerala after the Legislative Assembly [1].

Reference

External links



Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Thiruvananthapuram — Trivandrum Administration Pays  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thiruvananthapuram — Thiruvananthapuram …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Corporation of Cochin — കൊച്ചി കോര്‍പ്പറേഷന്‍ State …   Wikipedia

  • Thiruvananthapuram — Infobox Indian Jurisdiction native name = Thiruvananthapuram state name = Kerala type = capital skyline = Tvmcityview.jpg skyline caption = View towards the Kerala Legislative Assembly in Trivandrum latd = 8.4874 longd = 76.952 area total =… …   Wikipedia

  • Thiruvananthapuram district — Infobox Indian Jurisdiction native name=Thiruvananthapuram type= district hq=Thiruvananthapuram latd = 8.5 longd=76.92 state name=Kerala abbreviation=IN KL TVM collector=A. Ayyappan area total=2192 area magnitude=9 population total = 3234356… …   Wikipedia

  • Media in Thiruvananthapuram — The Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram has long been a center of media. Kerala Chandrika, the first newspaper of the State, was published from Thiruvananthapuram in 1789. The media also enjoyed the patronage of the Travancore kings. In 1836,… …   Wikipedia

  • Culture of Thiruvananthapuram — The Legislative Museum The city of Thiruvananthapuram has been the centre of cultural activities of Kerala (India) from the time it was made capital of Travancore in 1745. The capital city is a major intellectual and artistic center. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram — Crest of Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram Ad majorem Dei gloriam Location Sreekariyam, Thiruvananthapuram 695017, Kerala India …   Wikipedia

  • Trivandrum Corporation — The corporation was divided in to 24 wards covering an area of 30.66 km² in 1940. Through years, the city corporation has grown up to 86 wards, and now the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Council is the second largest democratically elected body… …   Wikipedia

  • Tourism in Thiruvananthapuram — Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) district (Kerala, India), holds a number of tourist spots. The entire tourism package of the state such as hill stations, back waters, beaches, lagoons, and wild life sanctuaries are present in Thiruvananthapuram… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.