Northern Division (Travancore)

The Northern Division or Kottayam Division was one of the three (or four) administrative subdivisions of the princely state of Travancore in British India.[1] It was established in 1856 and covered parts of Kottayam, Ernakulam and Idukki in the present-day Kerala. The division was administered by a Diwan Peishkar, a civil servant of rank equivalent to a District Collector. The division was sub-divided into the taluks of Alangadu, Kunnatunadu, Meenachil, Muvattupuzha , Kothamangalam , Paravur, Thodupuzha and Vaikom.[2] The headquarters of the division was first located at Cherthala, and later got shifted to Kottayam.

Northern Division
Division of Travancore
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Location of Travancore
 • TypeMonarchy
Historical eraBritish Raj
• Established
• Disestablished
Today part ofKerala, India

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  1. ^ Shungoony Menon, P. (1878). A History of Travancore from the Earliest Times (pdf). Madras: Higgin Botham & Co. p. 486. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Thomas Foulkes (1864). A classbook of the geography of Travancore.