Kerala

[ key-ruh-luh, ker-uh- ]
/ ˈkeɪ rə lə, ˈkɛr ə- /

noun

a state in SW India: formerly the regions of Travancore and Cochin. 15,005 sq. mi. (38,836 sq. km). Capital: Thiruvananthapuram.

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Kerala
/ (ˈkɛrələ, kəˈrɑːlə) /

noun

a state of SW India, on the Arabian Sea: formed in 1956, it includes the former state of Travancore-Cochin; has the highest population density of any Indian state. Capital: Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). Pop: 31 838 619 (2001). Area: 38 863 sq km (15 005 sq miles)
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