Northern Division (Travancore)

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Northern Division
Division of Travancore
Location of Northern Division (Travancore)
Location of Travancore
Capital Cherthala
Government Monarchy
Historical era British Raj
 •  Established 1856
 •  Disestablished 1949
Today part of Kerala, India

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 Ernakulam district and Idukki district in 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, Changanasseri, Thiruvalla, Chertala, Ettumanur, Kottayam, Kunnatunadu, Minachal, Muvattupura, Paravur, Toduvura and Vaikom.[2] The headquarters of the division were located at Cherthala.

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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.