Chavara

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Chavara
ചവറ
Taluk
Chavara is located in Kerala
Chavara
Chavara
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°59′43″N 76°31′58″E / 8.9952900°N 76.532880°E / 8.9952900; 76.532880Coordinates: 8°59′43″N 76°31′58″E / 8.9952900°N 76.532880°E / 8.9952900; 76.532880
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691583
Telephone code 476
Vehicle registration KL-23
Nearest city Kollam
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam

Chavara is a village in Kollam district, Kerala, India .It is a part of Quilon Lok Sabha constituency.[1] The MLA of the constituency is currently Mr. Shibu Baby John.

Location and tourism[edit]

Chavara is situated on the shores of the Arabian sea and the major freshwater lake in Kerala, Ashtamudi flows through chavara. Chavara is a place blessed with lakes and laggoons like Sasthamkota lake.Popular tourist destinations are St Andrew's Church, Kovilthottam, Kovilthottam beach and lighthouse and area around Ashtamudi lake.[2]

Industries[edit]

The village has a high supply of mineral sand, mainly titanium in its beaches. For the processing of titanium , India's first titanium sponge plant (TSP) was developed by KMML ( Kerala Minerals and metals Ltd) here, inaugurated in 2011 by the then Defence Minister of India, AK Antony . IRE (Indian Rare Earths Ltd)is an another public sector unit located in Chavara.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies — Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  2. ^ "Constituency". Ministry of Labour, Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  3. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2011/02/28/stories/2011022857351100.htm

References[edit]

Chavara is part of the Kollam Lok Sabha constituency.