Kochi (previously known as Cochin) is the largest (pop. 1,140,605:1991) city in the state of Kerala, India, and its principal port. Kochi is also known as the Queen of Arabian Sea.
Fort Kochi, situated on the Fort Kochi/Mattancherry peninsula, is the historical part of the city and home to most of the tourist attractions, such the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets and the Santa Cruz Basilica. Most economic activity is now centred in Ernakulam, however.