Veeyapuram

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Veeyapuram
വീയപുരം
Village
Achencovil river
Achencovil river
Coordinates: 9°19′0″N 76°28′0″E / 9.31667°N 76.46667°E / 9.31667; 76.46667Coordinates: 9°19′0″N 76°28′0″E / 9.31667°N 76.46667°E / 9.31667; 76.46667
Country  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,003
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Veeyapuram (Malayalam: വീയപുരം) is a village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala, India.[1] It is located about 10 kilometers east of Harippad town.

Geographics[edit]

It is surrounded with Pamba and Achankovil river. This village is under Kuttanad sector having a lot of paddy fields and streams from both of these rivers.In Veeyapuram,about 15 acre of land belongs to forest department was declared as reserve forest by Kerala forest department in 2013.It is the one and only forest in Alappuzha District.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Veeyapuram had a population of 12003 with 5669 males and 6334 females.[1]

Specialities[edit]

Kerala Government Timber Depot. Payippad snake boat race is conducted in this village. The Boat race is a 3 day annual event starting on "Thiruvonam" day in "Chingam Month" every year. Final race is on the 4th day of Onam (Chadhayam). Star and month mentioned above are as per Malayalam calendar. These days fall on August or September in Gregorian calendar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India:Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)[dead link]