Ernakulam

Ernakulam

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Ernakulam (, Eṟṇākulaṁ) refers to the western part of the mainland of Kochi city in Kerala, India. The name 'Ernakulam' is derived from the name of a very famous temple of Lord Shiva called the Ernakulathappan Temple. It is also said that the word Ernakulam was drawn from Malayalam words 'Ere naal Kulam', which mean 'Pond for a long time'. Ernakulam is the commercial capital of the state of Kerala.The Kerala High Court is situated in Ernakulam.

Geography

Ernakulam is located at . It has an average elevation of .

Politics

Ernakulam assembly constituency is part of Ernakulam .

Business

Ernakulam is the nerve of business in Kerala. Almost all firms in Kerala and outside Kerala have offices at Ernakulam. It is also home to the Cochin Stock Exchange:the only stock exchange in Kerala.

Entertainment



There are over twenty cinema halls that screen movies in Malayalam, Tamil, English and Hindi. A film festival, known as the Cochin International Film Festival (CIFF), was held in the city in 2004 and 2005.

Local Transport

Ernakulam is well served by private/government buses, autorickshaws and ferries. Ernakulam has a number of jetties where passengers can embark and disembark from ferries. Travelling via ferries is cheaper and faster than travelling by buses and/or autos. The main jetty is called the Ernakulam jetty from where one can board a ferry to Vypin, Fort Kochi and Willingdon Island. Ernakulam jetty is close to the...
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