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Thazhava is located in Kerala
Thazhava is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 9°5′0″N 76°32′0″E / 9.08333°N 76.53333°E / 9.08333; 76.53333Coordinates: 9°5′0″N 76°32′0″E / 9.08333°N 76.53333°E / 9.08333; 76.53333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,341
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 690523
Telephone code 0476
Vehicle registration KL-23
Nearest city karunagappally

Thazhava is a village in Karunagappally taluk, Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Demographic-Census Data 2011[edit]

Information Figure Remark
Population 23341
Males 10818
Females 12523
0-6 age group 2339 10.02% of population
Female sex ratio 1158 state av=1084
literacy rate 93.80 % state av=94.0
Male literacy 96.46%
Female literacy 91.54 %
Scheduled Caste 7.81%
scheduled tribe 0.20%

Here many seek a livelihood based on Thazha or screw pine. Screw pine weaving of mats is one of the oldest crafts popular in Thazhava. Even though now the weaving of screw pine mats have been comparatively reduced than the earlier times, there exists few traditional weavers who still continue this profession. Mats are now being exported within as well as outside India.

In the ancient times, screw pine mats were weaved and distributed in bulk to various provinces within Kerala including Travancore province.

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Main transport is provided by State owned Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and private transport bus operators.

Karunagappally Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport.


  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10.