Kochi is a noteworthy port city on the south-west shore of India circumscribing the Laccadive Sea. It is a piece of the locale of Ernakulam in the province of Kerala and is frequently alluded to as Ernakulam. Kochi is the most thickly populated city in Kerala. Starting at 2011, it has an enterprise limit populace of 677,381 inside a zone of 94.88 km² and an aggregate urban populace of more than of 2.1 million inside a zone of 440 km², making it the biggest and the most crowded metropolitan region in Kerala. Kochi city is additionally part of the Greater Cochin district and is named a Tier-II city by the Government of India. The urban body that oversees the city is the Kochi Municipal Corporation, which was established in the year 1967, and the statutory bodies that Supervise its Upgrate are the GCDA and GIDA.