Muttar

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Muttar
മുട്ടാർ
village
Muttar village
Muttar village
Coordinates: 9°26′0″N 76°32′20″E / 9.43333°N 76.53889°E / 9.43333; 76.53889Coordinates: 9°26′0″N 76°32′20″E / 9.43333°N 76.53889°E / 9.43333; 76.53889
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,864
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PINCODE 689574
Vehicle registration KL-04, KL-66
Nearest town Thiruvalla

Muttar is a village in upper Kuttanad, Alappuzha district of Kerala, India.[1] It is located 10 km west of Thiruvalla on the Kidangara Neerattupuram (Muttar Central) road, surrounded by Thalavady, Neerettupuram, Kunnamkary, Chathamkary & Mithrakary.

Geography[edit]

The River Manimala flows on the east of the village. The village has several coconut plantations and paddy fields. The paddy is cultivated about 5 ft below sea level.

Places of worship[edit]

The oldest place of worship in Muttar is the Kochukodungalloor Temple, located on the Northwest side of the village. There is three Catholic Churches in this small village, The oldest one is St George's Syro-Malabar Church. Other Syro-Malabar Churches are St Thomas Church and IC monastery Church. There is one Mar Thoma Church is also there. The annual parish feast of St George Church is celebrated from 29 Jan to 2nd Feb.

The road through Muttar helps people to reach easily to the religious destination 'Chakulathukavu' Temple.

Schools[edit]

The Govt. UP school, and St. George Higher Secondary School, which are more than 75 years old, are the main educational institutes in the village.

An upcoming educational institution in Muttar is the Christ City School (CBSE Curriculum), an institution run by the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) Fathers.

St Joseph Mission Hospital is at the heart of the Muttar village.

Muttar was one of the first villages in Alappuzha district to achieve 100% literacy.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main revenue source of the village. The main crops are rice, coconut, banana, mango etc. The villagers also engage in fishing as a source of revenue and as entertainment.

Demographics[edit]

As per census 2011, the population of the village is 9200 out of which 4437 males and 4763 females.

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