Pallippuram, Alappuzha

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Pallippuram
Village
The white sand dunes, a typical sight around Pallipuram
The white sand dunes, a typical sight around Pallipuram
Pallippuram is located in Kerala
Pallippuram
Pallippuram
Location in Kerala, India
Pallippuram is located in India
Pallippuram
Pallippuram
Pallippuram (India)
Coordinates: 9°45′24″N 76°21′39″E / 9.7566°N 76.3607°E / 9.7566; 76.3607Coordinates: 9°45′24″N 76°21′39″E / 9.7566°N 76.3607°E / 9.7566; 76.3607
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictAlappuzha
Area
 • Total25.53 km2 (9.86 sq mi)
Population
(2001)
 • Total27,307
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
688
Telephone code0478
Vehicle registrationKL-32, KL-04
Sex ratio1043 /
Lok Sabha constituencyAlappuzha
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAroor

Pallippuram is a village located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Cherthala in the Alappuzha district of the Indian state of Kerala.

Geography[edit]

A serene village, it is wedged between Cherthala Municipality and the Thycattussery Panchayat. The settlement is surrounded by water on three sides - in the east and west by Vembanad Lake and in the south by the Chenganda River. A bridge provides access to mainland Cherthala while boats and ferry service to Vaikom are also available.

Pallippuram is noted for its whitish sand (due to the high silica content), which has extensive use in the glass and cement industries. Malabar Cements (a fully owned Government of Kerala undertaking) has a major industrial unit operating out of the Industrial Growth Centre at Pallippuram.

Places of worship[edit]

A major landmark in the village is Pallipuram Church, built in the 3rd century AD. Palackal Thoma Malpan was born and lived here, heading a Seminary (1818–1855) for teaching priests, the first such run by the St. Thomas Christians, and the antecedent of St. Joseph's Seminary, Mannanam (1833–1894), with which it later merged.

Education[edit]

The College of Engineering, Cherthala, run by the Institute of Human Resources Development and affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology, was inaugurated at Pallippuram in 2004.

Celebrities[edit]

Nadakkal Parameswaran Pillai the founder of the Indian Coffee House chain in Kerala, was a native of Pallippuram.

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