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kottayam

Kottayam is the administrative capital of the Kottayam district. Kottayam is located in south-central Kerala. The town is an important trading center of spices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Major Kerala print media such as Malayala Manorama, Deepika and Mangalam are headquartered in the city. Also a pioneering center of modern education in Kerala, the city became India's first municipality to achieve 100% literacy in 1989 and the district became the first tobacco free district in India. The city of Kottayam is also called as "Akshara Nagari (അക്ഷര നഗരി)" which means the "City of Letters" considering its contribution to print media and literature.