1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Wynaad
WYNAAD, or Wainad, a highland tract in S. India, forming part of Malabar district, Madras. It consists of a table-land amid the W. Ghats, 60 m. long by 30 m. broad, with an average elevation of 3000 ft.; pop. (iqoi) 75,149- It is best known as the district where a large amount of British capital was sunk during the decade 1876-1886 in gold mines. It had yet earlier been a coffee-planting district, but this industry has recently declined. Tea, pepper and cardamoms are produced in increasing quantities. There are also valuable forest reserves.