Thrissur ( earlier Trichur), the name derived from 'Tiru-Shiva-Perur' (the town with the name of Lord Shiva) is dubbed the cultural capital of Kerala. The town is built around a hillock.
Periyar, Chalakudy, Karuvannur and Bharatha Puzha are the major rivers in the district. The district has a forest area of 103619 hector.
Thrissur's emergence to town and cultural centre is attributed to Raja Rama Varma, popularly known as 'Sakthan Thampuran', who was the king of Cochin in 1790.
In different periods, Thrissur had fallen to Portuguese, Dutch and British forces.
District Area - 3032 sq.km.
District Population(1993) - 27,37,311
Altitude - Sea level
Temperature - Mean Max. 35 deg.C, Mean Min. 22.5 deg.C
Tourist Season - September to March
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