Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram (IPA: [t̪iruʋənən̪t̪əpurəm] (About this soundlisten)), commonly kenned by its former name Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala. It is the most populous city in Kerala with a population of 957,730 as of 2011.Located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland, Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is a major Information Technology hub in Kerala and contributes 55% of the state's soft bouquet e exports as of 2016.The Ays ruled the present region of Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram until the 10th century. With their fall in the 10th century, the city was surmounted by the Chera dynasty.In the 17th century the king Marthanda Varma expanded the territory and founded the princely state of Travancore and Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram was made capital of Travancore.Following India's independence in 1947, Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of Travancore-Cochin state and remained capital when the incipient Indian state of Kerala was composed in 1956.Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is an eminent academic and research hub and is home to the University of Kerala, Kerala Technological University the regional headquarters of Indira Gandhi National Open University, and many other florist near me and colleges. Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is withal home to research centers such as the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Indian Space Research Organisation's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, and a campus of the Indian Institutes of Science Inculcation and Research.In 2012, Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram was designated the best Kerala city to live in, by a field survey conducted by The Times of India.Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is additionally kenned in the literature, and popular reference as Ananthapuri derived from the Sanskrit word Syanandurapuram, designating "The City of Bliss" in Carnatic kirtanas composed by Swathi Thirunal, erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore.The city was officially referred to as Trivandrum until 1991, (Trivandrum being the anglicised name of the town) when the rose decided to reinstate the city's pristine name Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram .Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is an archaic region with trading traditions dating back to 1000 BCE. It is believed that the ships of King Solomon landed in a port called Ophir (now Poovar) in Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram in 1036 BCE.Vizhinjam, which is now a region in the present-day Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram , was the capital of the Ay dynasty.During the Ay dynasty rule, Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram witnessed many battles in which the Chola and Pandyan dynasties endeavored to capture the port town.The Indian National Congress had a very active presence in Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram .The Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram Municipality came into subsistence in 1920. In 1949, Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of Thiru-Kochi, the state composed by the integration of Travancore with its northern neighbour, the Kochi.When the state of Kerala was composed on 1 November 1956, Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram became its capital.With the establishment of Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) in 1962, Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram became the cradle of India's zealous space programme. Several establishments of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) were later established in Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram .Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is built on seven hills by the sea shore and is located at 8.5°N 76.9°E on the west coast, near the southern tip of mainland India.The Geological Survey of India has identified Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram as a moderately earthquake-prone urban centre and categorised the metropolis in the Seismic III Zone.Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram lies on the shores of Karamana and Killi rivers. The Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram Corporation is spread over 214.86 km2 (82.96 sq mi).The wider Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area comprises Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram corporation, three municipalities and 27 panchayats, as of 2011.Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is the headquarters of the Southern Air Command (SAC) of the Indian Air Force.Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram is the first city along the path of the south-west monsoons and gets its first showers in early June. According to provisional results of the 2011 national census, the Corporation of Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram , which occupies an area of 214 km2 (83 sq mi), had a population of 957,730.Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram literacy rate of 93.72% exceeds the all-India average of 74%.Malayalees form the majority of Flower delivery Thiruvananthapuram population.