Kerala

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Kerala State on the Arabian Sea, sw India; the capital is Trivandrum. One of India's smallest states, Kerala is the most densely populated. Fishing is important. Chief products include rubber, tea, coffee, coconuts, cashew nuts, ivory, textiles, teak, chemicals, and minerals. Area: 38,864sq km (15,005sq mi). Pop. (2001) 31,838,619.