Vakkom

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Vakkom
വക്കം
village
Vakkom is located in Kerala
Vakkom
Vakkom
Vakkom is located in India
Vakkom
Vakkom
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°41′N 76°46′E / 8.69°N 76.77°E / 8.69; 76.77Coordinates: 8°41′N 76°46′E / 8.69°N 76.77°E / 8.69; 76.77
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Talukas Chirayinkeezhu
Government
 • Body Gram panchayat
 • Panchayat President S Venuji
Area
 • Total 5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,899
 • Density 3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 695308[1]
Telephone code 91 (0)470
Vehicle registration KL 16
Literacy 90.6%%
Lok Sabha constituency Chirayinkil
Vidhan Sabha constituency Attingal
Distance from Thiruvananthapuram 35 kilometres (22 mi) N (land)
Distance from Attingal 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) W (land)
Distance from Kollam 48 kilometres (30 mi) S (land)

Vakkom (Malayalam:വക്കം) is a village near Kadakkavoor in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, India.[2] It is 35 km north of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. Vakkom panchayat is surrounded by back waters (Kayal). Neighbouring panchayats are Anjengo, Kadakkavoor, Vettoor, Cherunniyoor and Manampoor. The towns within 9 km are Varkala and Attingal. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport and Kadakkavoor (1 km) is the nearest railway station.

The total area of Vakkom is 5.06 km2.

At the 2011 India census, Vakkom had a population of 19,267 with 8,319 males and 10,948 females.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Vakkom Moulavi (1873 - 1932), Islamic renaissance leader, social reformer, Muslim scholar, Educationist and the founder of Swadeshabhimani newspaper.
  • Vakkom Majeed (1909-2000), Indian freedom fighter, politician and a former member of the Travancore-Cochin State Assembly.
  • INA Hero Khader (1917-1943), Indian freedom fighter and Indian National Army member who hanged by the British Government in 1943.
  • Vakkom Purushothaman (1928-), Indian Politician, former governor of Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India Post: Pincode Search". Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Census India 2011