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Thazhava is located in Kerala
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 (2001)
 • Total 22,075
 • 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]


As of 2001 India census, Thazhava had a population of 22075 with 10575 males and 11500 females.[1]

Thazhava in Kollam (Quilon) district of Kerala is a small beautiful village. 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.


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.

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