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|• Total||18.35 km2 (7.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,739/km2 (4,500/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||KL 42|
|Nearest city||Aluva,North Paravur|
|Sex ratio||1008 : 1000 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Ernakulam blank5_name_sec1 = Assembly constituency|
The name Alangad has been derived from "alam" means sugarcane.
Alangad was once famous in the state for its sugarcane fields. In the past Alangad was a small kingdom ruled by the Alangad Kings. Visscher refers the battle that took place between the Alangad King and the Paravoor (N.Parur) King in his 'Letters from Malabar' written in 1720CE. Years back Alangad had its own place in the agricultural industry. The village was scenic with its greenery and was covered almost entirely with vast expanses of paddy fields and Coconut trees. Later on the advent of red bricks business made the paddy fields almost vanish literally. The village was blessed with fertile soil, which gave good crops for all types of agriculture. The place is situated on the banks of River Periyar, which is called as "Muttupuzha"(knee river) in this area as it used to have knee deep water during summers and people could cross it on foot.But now since huge amount of sand is taken from the river bed its no more shallow or safe to walk through even in summers. The former rulers of Alangand was known as "Alangadu Karthakal"
Alangad is located just 7 km away from North Paravur and 8 km away from Aluva City. Once clay brick business was the main trade as clay was available. Major heavy mechanical vehicles, bus and small cars have their warehouses and PDI centers on the highway.
One of the major economy for the whole panchayath is from the remittances of expatriate community.
- T.V.Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd. Alangad
- NMD (Neerikode Milk Dairy)
- A. Mathias Mundadan
- Thariath Vithayathil
- Mar Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly, Former vicar of Alangad St. Mary's Church