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Nedumangad
നെടുമങ്ങാട്
City
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Koyikkal Palace
Nedumangad is located in Kerala
Nedumangad
Nedumangad
Nedumangad is located in India
Nedumangad
Nedumangad
Coordinates: 8°36′12″N 77°00′10″E / 8.60333°N 77.00278°E / 8.60333; 77.00278Coordinates: 8°36′12″N 77°00′10″E / 8.60333°N 77.00278°E / 8.60333; 77.00278
Country India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Government
 • Body Municipality
Area
 • Total 32.52 km2 (12.56 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 56,138
 • Density 1,726/km2 (4,470/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PINCODE 695541
Area code(s) 0472
Vehicle registration KL-21
Website www.nedumangadmunicipality.in
Aruvikkara Dam
Koyikkal palace

Nedumangad is a city and a municipality in Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area of Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala, It's also the headquarters of Nedumangad (tehsil) and Nedumangad Revenue Divisional office (RDO) . It is a suburb of the extended metropolitan region of Thiruvananthapuram city. It is located around 18 km to the north-east of Thiruvananthapuram city on the ThiruvananthapuramShencottah (State Highway 2) . It is the second biggest commercial center in the district. It is a growing commercial , educational hub and important Government institutions situated in the Town . It is an important centre for the commercial trade in pepper and rubber. A wholesale market set up by the Department of Agriculture (with the assistance of the European Union) is also situated there.

History[edit]

Nedumangad panchayat was formed on 1936. It was one among the 4 Panchayats sanctioned by Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan-Thiruvithamcore). The others were Paravur, Boothapandi and Perumbavoor.[2] In 1978 Nedumangad Muncipality was established.

Social and Cultural History[edit]

The adivasis are the tribal people of the region. From 1677 to 1689 AD, Umayamurani, who ruled Travancore, lost to the battlefield and escaped to Koyikkal Palace, Nedumangad. The queen sought the help of Kerala Varma[disambiguation needed] to defeat the Mukkappappa. History has indicated that Kerala Varma defeated Mukulapada in Thiruvattar and took Umayamma Rani into Trivandrum. The arrival of Umayamma Rani Koyikkal headquarters came to this place by the merchants of the merchants, golden tattans and the Tamil Brahmins who became Puaris. The Tamil Brahmins became the heirs of most land in the area. The palace at Karipur, Pulellunthu Mallan's family head, Karippur Mudipura are the historical findings of the ancient history of Nedumangad. Nedumangad Koyikkal palace is one of the few buildings built in the shape of the sea in the 15th century Kerala Architectural Architecture. The historic Koyikkal Palace has been maintained since 1979 by the Kerala State Department of Archaeology. Nedumangad Street struggle was one of the historical struggles of the national movement during Independence. The LLA LP School, which started as "Pallalu school", is the first school to be established here. The first library of the library is the Guruvayur Vidyalaya. Karimakavu Sastha Temple, Indalaayappan Temple, Ardhanarisheshwara Temple, Muthumariamman Temple, Mellangode Temple, Mutharaman Temple, Pathadavu, Palazhadi Ganapati Temple, Paranthokha Bhagwati Temple, Nedumangad Town Muslim jamaath Complex and the Christian Church are some of the oldest shrines of the region. Nedumangad's commercial history is concerned with agriculture. Nedumangad Public Market is the largest market in the district of Thiruvananthapuram. It is the largest market for the hill stations and agricultural commodities. The Agrarian Sales Complex, with the help of the Department of Agriculture is set up with the help of the European Economic Community. Thiruvananthapuram - Chenkotta (State Highway 2) and Shorlakode - Nedumangad State Highway (SH 3) is one of the most important interstate routes through Nedumangad. The main road that passes through Ponmudi is the main road that passes through Nedumangad. The distance from Nedumangad to the capital city is only 18 km. In the state of Kerala, the first of its kind in the state of Kerala was started by the Folklore Museum and the Museum of Numismatics at Nedumangad Koyikkal Palace on March 27, 1992. The Koyikkal Palace is located next to the municipal office. The museum is located in Coimbatore and is under the control of Government of Kerala. Nedumangad is also a place on the journey to the Ponmudi hill resort. PSLV, a subsidiary of ISRO and VSSC The project is located at Nedumangad, Valiyamala. The "Amman Rock" located at Venkode is most popular among tourists. A Numismatical Museum was started on March 27, 1992 at Koyikkal palace at Nedumangad.

Geography[edit]

Nedumangad is located at 8°36′N 77°00′E / 8.6°N 77.0°E / 8.6; 77.0.[3] It has an average elevation of 68 metres (223 feet).

It lies 18 km from Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum) on the way to Thenkasi and Ponmudi hill resort. It is the capital of the taluk, and is unique for having no coastal belt or railway lines.[clarification needed]

It is bounded on the west by Trivandrum Taluk, on the east by the State of Tamil Nadu, on the south by Neyyattinkara Taluk and on the north by Kollam District.

Places of interest[edit]

Agasthyarkoodam, a mountain preserve famous for its abundant ayurvedic herbs and medicinal plants is around 50 km away. About 32 km from Nedumangad, en route to the Ponmudi Hill Resort lies the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, which is of particular interest to ornithologists. Near Nedumangad town another Monolithic - Thiruchittapara is located. With Siva Vishnu Temple, lots of monkeys congregated this place. The name Nedumangadu means kadu (forest) of Vishnu, who was called Neduman, Neduvan, and Nediyavan in ancient texts like Chilappadikaram. Vembayam is another famous town in Nedumangadu taluk. Kerala's Numismatic museum is at Koikkal Palace within Nedumangad Town. The palace was the residence of one of the prominent matriarchal lines of Travancore. [4]

Transport[edit]

Road Transport[edit]

Nedumangad is the one of the important hub and commercial centre in the district , it is located 18 km to the north-east of thiruvananthapuram city. On the way to Thiruvananthapuram - Shencottah (State Highway 2) and Other major roads are SH 3 connecting Kanyakumari , SH 45 connecting Ponmudi and SH 47 connecting Attingal. Bus service Operated by Kerala state Road Transport Corporation (Ksrtc). Nedumangad KSRTC Bus Depot is the largest Bus station in the Taluk. KSRTC services connecting all major cities and towns in Kerala and outside kerala .

Air[edit]

Rail[edit]

No railway lines pass through Nedumangadu. The nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram central.

Demographics[edit]

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 5676 which is 9.43 % of total population of Nedumangad (M). In Nedumangad Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 1073 against state average of 1084. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Nedumangad is around 926 compared to Kerala state average of 964. Literacy rate of Nedumangad city is 93.28 % lower than state average of 94.00 %. In Nedumangad, Male literacy is around 95.80 % while female literacy rate is 90.97 %.

Taluk[edit]

Nedumangad (tehsil) is bounded on the west by Thiruvananthapuram Taluk, on the east by the State of Tamil Nadu, on the south by Kattakada Taluk and on the north by Kollam District.

Municipalities[edit]

There is only one municipality, Nedumangadu which is also the headquarters of the taluk.

Villages[edit]

Anad, Aruvikkara, Aryanad, Kallara, Karakulam, Koliyakode, Kurupuzha, Manikkal, Mannoorkara, Nedumangad, Nellanad, Palode, Panavoor, Pangode, Peringamala, Perumkulam, Pullampara, Theakada, Thennoor, Tholicode, Uzhamalackal, Vamanapuram, Vattappara, Veeranakavu, Vellanad, Vembayam, Vithura.

Politics[edit]

Nedumangad assembly constituency is part of the Attingal (Lok Sabha constituency). C Divakaran of CPI is MLA of Nedumangad assembly constituency and Dr.A.Sampath of CPIM is MP of Attingal Lok Sabha constituency. [5]

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