Kingdom of Cochin

Cochin ( Malayalam: കൊച്ചി Kocci [ kotʃi ] or പെരുമ്പടപ്പ് Perumpaṭappu ) was a princely state of British India on the Malabar Coast in present-day state of Kerala. The Hindu kingdom existed in the Middle Ages. 1405 was the port city of Cochin ( Kochi) capital. Cochin was from 1503 Portuguese, Dutch and 1795/1809-1947 British protectorate in 1663 (see History of India). The Rajas were collected in 1921 Maharajas; her full title was Sri Maharaja Gangadhara Koviladhi Karikal. On July 1, 1949 Cochin was formed with the Travancore Travancore -Cochin Federation and completed the connection to India. On November 1, 1956, the principalities were abolished and merged the state with the Malabar district of the Madras State to the new state of Kerala.

Cochin in 1941 had an area of ​​3833 km ² and 1.4 million inhabitants. The Principality had a government post with own stamps since 1892.