General Information

Area 95 sq. km.
Population 1.35 million (2001)
Location 9° 58"N, 76° 17"E
Time Zone Indian Standard Time (IST) - UTC +5:30
Altitude Sea level
Rainfall 350cm annually
Temperature 20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Seasons Monsoon season: June - September (heavy rains)
Mild winter: October - February (cool, dry with occassional rain)
Summer: March - May (hot and humid)
Languages State language: Malayalam
English is widely understood. Hindi and Tamil are used occasionally.
Religions Being a city in a secular country, almost all major religions are represented including Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Jewism, Jainism and Buddhism.
Main Occupation Trading, fishing, heavy industry and information technology
Airport code IATA: COK, ICAO: VOCC
Telephone +91 484
Emergency numbers Police: 100, Fire: 101, Ambulance: 102.
Power supply 230V, 50Hz
Socket types: C, D and M
Currency Indian Rupee (INR), 1 Rupee = 100 paise.
Approximate rates: $1 = Rs 45, £1 = Rs 85, €1 = Rs 58
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