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|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||+ 91 - 474|
|Vehicle registration||KL-24 (Kottarakkara RTO)|
Puthoor is a major town located 26 kilometers (16 mi) from Kollam City in Kollam District, Kerala, India. It is one of the biggest trading centres of South India. Puthoor town is the main shopping hub for a number of satellite areas in and around.
Politically it is a Congress stronghold, but there were occasions when Communist groups won elections as well.
Puthoor has a good number of cashew factories which processes cashew nut and exporting to foreign countries. Puthoor also has many brick factories mainly located in Cherupoika. Now it is also famous for buying cycles.
There are tourist attractions in Puthoor such as the old shrines including Ullirippil Kavu, Kaniyapoyka Temple, the Mylamkulam Rock, Thazhum, Njankadavu, and Attuvassey.
As Kollam is known for cashew industries, Puthoor as a small town 28 km away from Kollam port is also influenced by this industries from last seven to eight decades. Though history of this town goes beyond 500 years, cashew and brick industries induced the industry revolution to this town.
Puthoor is geographical located on the banks of Kallada river and had rich fertile land, which was devastated by industry revolution and it political counter part.
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