town has three main parts- Fort Cochin, Willington Island and Ernakulam.
Fort Cochin (Fort Kochi) occupies the South promontory on the sea
ward side of the Bay. In 1920, Willington Island was created by
dredging the bay to increase the depth of the entrance to the harbour.
Across the causeway from Willington Island is Ernakulam. The Bolghatty
Island, a long narrow peninsula, is situated at the opposite side
of Ernakulam jetty. The Vypeen island is another peninsula situated
beyond the Bolghatty island.
Kochi can be
regarded as the commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. Kochi
significant position on the world trading routes after the world famous port
at Kodugallur . Being situated very close to the sea, Kochi has a moderate
climate. The commercial capital of Kerala and the most cosmopolitan of Kerala’s
cities, Cochin is a fascinating blend of cultures.