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Village Town
Kadakkal is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°49′33″N 76°55′01″E / 8.825695752°N 76.91692471°E / 8.825695752; 76.91692471Coordinates: 8°49′33″N 76°55′01″E / 8.825695752°N 76.91692471°E / 8.825695752; 76.91692471
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691536
Telephone code 91-(0)474
Vehicle registration KL 24
Nearest city Kollam
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Website www.kadakkalonline.com

Kadakkal is a historic town located in the eastern part of Kollam district, Kerala. It is 44 km away from Kollam City, 50 km away from Thiruvananthapuram and 5 km east of Nilamel, which is on Trivandrum – Angamaly State Highway (MC Road). State highway 64 passes through the town. The town is an important business centre and is known for its spice production and trade.

Kadakkal is known for a long time and is the place where one of the notable movement of Indian independence movement took place. Kadakkal Riot Case is listed by the Home Ministry, Government of India as one of the 39 movements that led to India getting freedom from the British Raj.[1] It is known as the "Kadakkal Riot Case" and was led by Franco Raghavan Pillai.

Kadakkal town is an important business centre. Kadakkal Chantha (Market) is famous, especially for its agrarian commodity business like coconut, areca nut, copra, tapioca, rubber, etc. . Kadakkal Panchayat is a Special Grade Panchayat.[2] It spreads over an area of 48.9 km2 and has a population of 30236 with 14221 males and 16015 females, according to 2001 census.[3] Pangode, Chithara, Nilamel, Ittiva, Kummil and Chadayamangalam are the neighboring Panchayats. Kadakkal is reachable through Nilamel, and is well connected through Anchal, Kilimanoor and Madathara. Varkala is the nearest major railhead, and is 34 km away. Nearest domestic/international airport is Trivandrum International Airport located 60 km away.


  1. ^ Home Ministry, Government of India. "List of Freedom Movements". Government of India. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Kadakkal, Panchayat. "Kadakkal Panahayat Website". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Census Commissioner, Home Ministry, Govt of India. "2001 Census - Population details". Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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