Kochi, also known as Cochin, is a major port city on the Malabar Coast of India bordering the Laccadive Sea, which is part of the Arabian Sea. It is part of the Ernakulam district in Kerala and is commonly known as Ernakulam. Kochi is the most populous city in Kerala. In 2011, it had a population limit of 677,381 people over an area of ??94.88 square kilometres and a total urban population of over 2.1 million people over an area of ??440 square kilometres, making it the largest and most populous metropolitan area. Kerala. Kochi is also part of the Greater Cochin region and is classified as a Grade II city by the Government of India. The civic body governing the city is the Kochi City Corporation, established in 1967. The statutory bodies that oversee its development are the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) and the Greater Cochin Development Authority. Goshree Islands Development (GIDA). The current urban boundaries of Kochi include mainland Ernakulam, Fort Kochi, the suburbs of Edapally, Kalamassery, Aluva and Kakkanad to the northeast; Tripunithura in the southeast; and a group of islands scattered in Lake Vembanad. Dubbed the "Queen of the Arabian Sea", Kochi was an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India since the 14th century and maintained a trade network with Arab merchants from the pre-Islamic period. In 1505, the Portuguese established a trading port at Cochin. There are still buildings like the Old Harbor House from this period, some of which have been renovated more recently. The Cochin Kingdom allied with the Ming, Portuguese, and Dutch dynasties and became a separate British state. Kochi ranks first in terms of total international and domestic tourists to Kerala. According to a survey conducted by Nielsen Company on behalf of Outlook Traveler magazine, the city has been ranked as the sixth travel destination in India. In October 2019, Kochi was ranked seventh on Lonely Planet's list of the 10 best cities in the world to visit in 2020. Kochi is one of 28 Indian cities among 440 emerging global cities that will contribute 50% of global GDP by 2025, according to a 2011 study by the McKinsey Global Institute. In July 2018, Kochi was ranked as the most emerging futuristic megacity in India by the global professional services company JLL. Kochi is the first city in India to have an overwater metro project. Kochi is known as the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. It has the state's highest GDP and the highest GDP per capita. The city is the headquarters of the Indian Navy's Southern Naval Command and the headquarters of the Indian Coast Guard, with a squadron attached named 747 Squadron. Marine commercial facilities in the city include the Port of Kochi, an international container transhipment terminal, the Cochin Shipyard, the BPCL Kochi Offshore SPM Refinery and the Kochi Marina. Kochi is home to the International Pepper Exchange, the Seafood Export Development Authority, the Coconut Development Commission, and companies such as HMT, Apollo Tires, FACT, IREL, Petronet LNG, and Refinery. Kochi, V-Guard and industrial zones such as the Special Economic Zone from Cochin, Smart Ville, Infopark and Kinfra Hi-Tech Park. Kochi is home to the Supreme Court of Kerala and Lakshadweep, the Laboratory of Naval Oceanography and Physics, the Indian Maritime College, the Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University and the Cochin University of Science and Technology, the School of Law. National and National University for Advanced Legal Studies. Kochi was formerly the home of the Cochin Stock. Find and hire a top agency or company for your next big project related to Digital Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Market Research, PR, Email Marketing, Mobile App Development, Web Design, Web application development, Media Planning and many more in India and other countries on AgencyNetwork.