Komalapuram

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Komalapuram
village
Komalapuram is located in Kerala
Komalapuram
Komalapuram
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°32′0″N 76°20′0″E / 9.53333°N 76.33333°E / 9.53333; 76.33333Coordinates: 9°32′0″N 76°20′0″E / 9.53333°N 76.33333°E / 9.53333; 76.33333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Population (2001)
 • Total 43,281
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 688006
Telephone code 0477
Lok Sabha constituency Alappuzha
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Komalapuram is a village in Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is part of Aryad panchayat. Says that the Name Komalapuram is a word combined of two words 'Komalam' and 'Puram'. Komalam is followed by Mr. Komalam Shetty who was a Famous Money lender lived in this place and 'Puram' means an area of land. There is another saying that Malayalam word 'komalam' is used for representing beauty of kids and women. So the meaning of komalapuram become ' Land of Beautiful Kids and Ladies'.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 India census,[1] Komalapuram had a population of 43,281. Males constituted 49% of the population and females 51%. Komalapuram had an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 86%, and female literacy 82%. In Komalapuram, 11% of the population were under 6 years of age.

Komalapuram lies 4.5 km north of Alleppey town.

Komalapuram is famous for the Kaithathil Temple. Charamparambu Sree Mahadeva Temple is in Komalapuram East. Other attractions of Komalapuram include the coir industries. Most of the people rely on coir-related small scale industries. .[citation needed] Mariyan Grotto of Aryad Church is also a major attraction of Komalapuram.

Spinning mills were one of the major industries; however, these are no longer active due to trade union troubles.[citation needed]

NH 47 and Alleppey-Vaikom State highway are access routes to Komalapuram.

Famous Reading rooms in Aryad Panchayaths are AKG Vayanashala & Grandhashala,Navabhavana Vayanasala & Grandhasala, Samskarodayam Vayanasala, Evershine, Asan Memorial Vayanasala and Anupama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.