Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Trivandrum
TRIVANDRUM, a town of India, capital of the native state of Travancore (q.v.), is situated in 8° 29′ 3” N. lat. and 76° 59′ 9″ E. long., near the coast, not far from Cape Comorin. It is the residence of the maharajah, and contains an observatory and a museum, besides several other fine buildings. Commercially it is inferior in importance to Aleppi, the trade centre of the state. In 1881 it had a population of 37,652.