Neendakara

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Neendakara
Urban Village
Parimanam Sri Durga Devi Temple-Neendakara
Neendakara Port, Kollam
Coordinates: 8°56′19″N 76°32′25″E / 8.93861°N 76.54028°E / 8.93861; 76.54028Coordinates: 8°56′19″N 76°32′25″E / 8.93861°N 76.54028°E / 8.93861; 76.54028
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691582
Telephone code 0476
Vehicle registration KL-23, KL-
Nearest city Kollam City (9 km)
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Neendakara is a village in Kollam district 9 km north of Kollam city in Kerala, India. It is Kollam district's intermediate fishing port.

Neendakara Church

Location[edit]

Neendakara is 30 km north of Paravur.

History[edit]

When Portuguese traders settled in Kollam (then Quilon) in the early 16th century, their ships passed through the Neenadakara bar, now the site of Neendakara Bridge, part of National Highway 47, which connects the village to Sakthikulangara across Ashtamudi Lake.

Etymology[edit]

In Malayalam, Neendakara means "a long bank".[1]

Norwegian Project[edit]

The headquarters of the Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community project, established in 1953, was based in Neendakara until 1961, when the site was handed over to the Government of Kerala.[2]

Panoramic view of Neendakara bridge and Ashtamudi Lake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gulati, Leela (1984). Fisherwomen on the Kerala Coast: Demographic and Socio-economic Impact of a Fisheries Development Project. International Labour Organisation. p. 48. ISBN 978-92-2-103626-5. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  2. ^ "History". National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training. Retrieved 2009-05-20.