The word Alappuzha is derived from two words, Ala and Puzha meaning a broad river.
The total area of Alappuzha is1,414 sq. km. It comprises a total population of 2,105,349 with a density of population being 1492 persons per sq. km, according to the census of 2001. The literacy rate is 93.66 %.
The places of interest are
- Krishnapuram Palace
- Alappuzha Beach