Mulakuzha

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Mulakuzha
Village
Mulakuzha is located in Kerala
Mulakuzha
Mulakuzha
Location in Kerala, India
Mulakuzha is located in India
Mulakuzha
Mulakuzha
Mulakuzha (India)
Coordinates: 9°17′50″N 76°39′0″E / 9.29722°N 76.65000°E / 9.29722; 76.65000Coordinates: 9°17′50″N 76°39′0″E / 9.29722°N 76.65000°E / 9.29722; 76.65000
Country India
StateKerala
RegionSouth India
DistrictAlappuzha
Population
 (2001)
 • Total28,570
Languages
 • OfficialEnglish, Malayalam, Hindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
689505
Landline code0479
Vehicle registrationKL-30 & KL-4
Nearest cityChengannur
Lok Sabha constituencyMavelikkara
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChengannur
Websitelsgkerala.in/mulakuzhapanchayat/

Mulakuzha is a village in Alappuzha district in the state of Kerala, India.[1] Mulakuzha is located in Chengannur tehsil, and residents are mostly artisans and farmers.

Etymology[edit]

The word of mouth knowledge about the etymological roots of the name is that at first the name was "Mullakara" which translates in Malayalam as "Land of Bamboos" which was later altered to Mulakuzha (Mula + kuzha/kula=Bamboo+Area).

Location and climate[edit]

This village is situated around 6 km from Chengannur taluk, and shares a border with Pathanamthitta district. A salubrious balneologic canal runs through the heart of this village from the Pamba River, venerated as the "Southern Ganges".

Mulakuzha has a tropical climate. As per Köppen climate classification it has a tropical monsoon climate (Am). Precipitation is the lowest in January, with an average of 20 mm. In June due to the South-west monsoon, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 556 mm (Edavappathy). A brief spell of pre-monsoon "mango showers" hits the village sometime during March. April is the warmest month of the year and due to environmental changes such as loss of tree cover, summer begins with spikes of warm humid weather.[2] The temperature in April averages 29.1 °C. In July, the average temperature is 26.5 °C. December is the coolest month of the year. The average temperatures vary during the year by 2.6 °C. The retreating monsoon with afternoon precipitation accompanied by thunder and lightning starts from mid-October (Thulavarsham). Monsoon seasons (Karkidakam) between June and August are considered apt for ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenation therapies. From September to March the climate is pleasant and comfortable.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The community is provided with a range of basic amenities. The farmer's market is open on Mondays and Thursdays. Some of the major landmarks in this village are the Century Hospital, state schools VHSS and LPS (1909), Sri Dharma Shasta Temple, Nediyathu Devi Temple, Gandharva Muttam Bhagavati Temple, Parayirukala Devi Temple, Pallippadi Juma Masjid, St. Thomas Marthoma Syrian Church – Kerala headquarters of the Church of God – and St. Mary's Orthodox Church.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Mulakuzha village had a population of 28,570 with 13,294 males and 15,276 females.[1] Different religions are represented, with Hindus, Christians, and Muslims among the inhabitants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India:Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Trees of strength", North Carolina State University
  3. ^ "Climate: Mulakuzha". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 17 January 2010.

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