Koothattukulam

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Koothattukulam
Town
Koothattukulam is located in Kerala
Koothattukulam
Koothattukulam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°51′50″N 76°35′31″E / 9.864°N 76.592°E / 9.864; 76.592Coordinates: 9°51′50″N 76°35′31″E / 9.864°N 76.592°E / 9.864; 76.592
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Population
 • Total 17,700
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686662
Telephone code 0485
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest city Kottayam
Lok Sabha constituency Kottayam

Koothattukulam is situated in the Muvattupuzha Taluk, towards the South East corner of Ernakulam district in Kerala, South India. The town lies 50km south east of Kochi City, 17 km to the south of Muvattupuzha, and 35 kilometres east of Kottayam town and lies on the M.C. Road. It lies at the junction of three districts: Ernakulam, Kottayam and Idukki. Koothattukulam has a large population of Syrian Christian Achayans. It covers an area of 2318.71 hectares.

Vijnan Institute of Science and Technology (VISAT), an engineering college established in the year 2011, is 5 km away from this town. The engineering college is AICTE approved and affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University. This college comes under the Vinjyan Charitable Trust.

Most inhabitants are engaged in agriculture, farming and trading, with the main cash crops being rubber, paddy, coconut, areca nut, ginger, turmeric, 'kacholam' and pepper.

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