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|Town and Taluk|
Pathanapuram Engineering College
|Nickname(s): Taluk Headquarters|
|Named for||elephant town|
|• Body||Gram panchayath|
|• Total||24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, Tamil|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||KL-02, KL-25, KL-77|
|Nearest city||Pathanamthitta Adoor Kottarakara Punalur|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mavelikara|
Pathanapuram is spread over an area of 24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi).
As of 2011[update] census of India, Pathanapuram Panchayat had a population of 32,339. The total population constitute, 15,129 males and 17,210 females —a sex ratio of 1138 females per 1000 males. 3,052 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 1,536 are boys and 1,516 are girls —a ratio of 987 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 92.94% with 27,218 literates.
The area is connected to the rest of the state by bus services of KSRTC. The nearest railway stations to the town are Chengannur, Kollam, Kayamkulam, Punalur and Avaneeswaram. KSRTC sub depot also situated in Pathanapuram near Forest Range Office. Nearest airport is Trivandrum (80 km).
Pathanapuram assembly constituency is a part of the Mavelikkara Loksabha Constituency. Kodikunnil Suresh is the present member of parliament who won the 2014 Indian general election. Current M.L.A of Pathanapuram is actor turned politician K. B. Ganesh Kumar. He has won from this constituency in the 2001, 2006, 2011 as UDF Candidate and in 2016 Assembly election as LDF Candidate .
Pathanapuram lies on the border of the Periyar National Park.
Educational institutions in Pathanapuram include:
- St.Stephen's HSS Pathanapuram,
- Mount Tabor Girls HSS Pathanapuram,
- MTLPS Pathanapuram]],
- Mount Tabor Training College Pathanapuram,
- Mother Susan EMLPS Pathanapuram,
- Al-Ameen Public School Pathanapuram,
- St.Mary's Senior Secondary School Pathanapuram
- St.Stephen's college Maloor
- University Institute Of Technology Pathanapuram
- College of engineering Pathanapuram
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