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, formerly Trivandrum
, city (1991 pop. 826,255), capital and largest city of Kerala state, SW India, a port on the Arabian Sea. The city is a transportation hub.
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(ancient Tiruvanantapuram), a city and port on the southwestern coast of India on the Arabian Sea. Capital of the state of Kerala. Population, 409,800 (1971). Trivandrum is a transportation junction. Industry is represented by rubber and copra processing and the production of chemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and soap. There is also a wood-products industry. Handcrafted articles are made of ebony, horn, and ivory. A university was founded in the city in 1937.