1. Formed on July 1, 1949.
  2. Founder - T Ramarao
  3. Known as - Akshara Nagaram.
  4. Situated in the banks of meenachil river
  5. Meenachil river is mentioned in the ‘God of Small Things’ written by Arundhati Roy.
  6. Land fo 4L
  7. Gandhiji visited Kottayam in 1925
  8. Kottayam is the only district which fully shares its boundary with other districts of Kerala
  9. It has no sea shore.
  10. Noah’s Ark on the walls of the St. Joseph's Church at pushpagiri in Kottayam is the largest mural painting in India.
  11. Headquarters of Nair Service Society is at Perunna( Changanacherry)
  12. The Ezhara Ponnana procession is the famous festival of Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple
  13. The only sun Temple in Kerala is at Adityapuram.
  14. Kottayam is the largest rubber producer in India
  15. Kottayam public library started the works of malayalee memorial
  16. Headquarters of Sahithya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangam is in Kottayam
  17. Kottayam is the fully literate Municipality in India -1989
  18. Ettumanoor Mahadeva temple is in Kottayam
  19. Panachikkadu Saraswathi temple is in kottayam
  20. Vavarupally is in Kottayam - Erumeli ( famous for pettathullal)
  21. Bharananganam church is in kottayam
  22. Mannanam church is in Kottayam
  23. Poonjar palace is in Kottayam
  24. The newspaper Deepika was published from Kottayam
  25. Famous Kumarakom bird sanctuary, Ilaveezhapoonchira are in Kottayam
  26. Uzhavoor is the birthplace of K R narayanan
  27. First Chumar Chitram nagaram in Kerala - Kottayam
  28. First Tobacco free district in Kerala - Kottayam
  29. First cement factory - Travancore cements
  30. First rubberised road in Kerala - Kottayam - Kumily
  31. First fast track court in Kerala - Kottayam
  32. First college in Kerala - CMS College - 1840
  33. First Press in kerala - CMS Press -1821
  34. Founder of CMS Press - Benjamin Baily
  35. Rubber Research Institute in Kerala - Kottayam
  36. Dakshina Mookambika - Panachikkadu Saraswathi Temple
  37. Indian Institute of mass communication - Vijayapuram (Kottayam)
  38. Headquarters of MG University - Athirampuzha
  39. Institute of Information Technology - Valavoor
  40. Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute for basic science established at - Pampady
  41. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor stadium - Nagampadam, Kottayam
  42. Headquarters of Kerala Forest Development Corporation - Kottayam
  43. Hindustan News Print Factory - Vellore
  44. Major festival of Vavar Palli - Pettatullal
  45. Oldest newspaper in Kerala still continuing publishing is deepika started in  1887 from  - Mannanam
  46. Village in Kottayam related to Arundhati Roy’s ‘God of small things’ - Aymanam
  47. Birthplace of Kottarathil Sankunni who is the author of Aithihyamala - Kottayam
  48. Other name of Kumarakom bird Sanctuary -  Vembanad bird Sanctuary
  49. Madras Rubber Factory situated in - Vadavathoor
  50. Headquarters of Plantation corporation - Kottayam
  51. First joint stock company in Kerala - Malayala Manorama
  52. Who coined the name Malayala Manorama - Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran
  53. Founder of Malayala Manorama - Kandathil Varghese Mappillai
  54. All Kerala Balajana Sangyam founded by - Kandathil Varghese Mammen Mappila
  55. Sahitya Pravarthaka Sahakarana Sangam founded in the year - 1945
  56. Vaikom Muhammad Basheer born at - Thalayolaparambu
  57. KG Balakrishnan born at - Thalayolaparambu
  58. Hill station situated in the border of kottayam and Idukki - Ilaveezhapoonchira
  59. Chavittunadakam got from portuguese
  60. PN Panicker, who founded Kerala Grandhasala Sangam was born at - Changanassery
  61. Readers day in Kerala - june 19 ( death day of pn panikar)
  62. Headquarters of Cardamom board - Kottayam