Kolenchery

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Kolenchery
Town
Kadamatom church
Kadamatom church
Coordinates: 9°58′59″N 76°28′35″E / 9.982968°N 76.476388°E / 9.982968; 76.476388Coordinates: 9°58′59″N 76°28′35″E / 9.982968°N 76.476388°E / 9.982968; 76.476388
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Aikkaranadu/Poothrikka Panchayats
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 682311
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL-40
Nearest city Kochi
Lok Sabha constituency Chalakudy
Civic agency Aikkaranadu/Poothrikka Panchayats
SNG Engineering College
Orthodox church

Kolenchery is a town located on National Highway 49 (NH 49) between Muvattupuzha and Kochi. It lies 27 km east of Cochin city in Ernakulam district of Kerala State, India. The nearest major town Muvattupuzha is 14 km and 16 km from the piravom town. The town is part of Kunnathunad taluk. Aikkaranad Panchayath including Kolenchery is famous in Kerala for public works contractors.

Kolenchery lies in the midlands which starts from the eastern parts of Kochi and stretches up to Thodupuzha in Idukki district. The people are into agriculture and small scale industries just like in other parts of the district. Rubber, Nutmeg, Coco are some of the important agrarian efforts. Kolenchery has some important medium level industries like Synthite, Plant Lipids exists here.[1][2] Kinfra small industries park at Nellad lies just 11 km from the town.[3] There are carton manufacturing, plastic and fiber based small industries spread across the region.

The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission was founded in 1967.[4] St. Peter's Church, Kolenchery is an ancient and historic church at Kolenchery, built by one Thankan of the Kolenchery House.[5] St. Peter's College in the town has conducted botanical research.[6]

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  1. ^ http://www.synthite.com/synthite/contact-us
  2. ^ http://www.plantlipids.com/contactus.php
  3. ^ http://kinfra.org/departments/industrial-park-nelladernakulam
  4. ^ "Welcome to MOSC Medical College". MOSC Medical College Hospital. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Kerala (India); A. Sreedhara Menon (1982). Kerala District Gazetteers: Arnakulam. printed by the Superintendent of Govt. Presses. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (2008). Indian science abstracts. Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre. Retrieved 18 March 2011. 

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