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Chathannoor is a town in Kerala situated at the Kollam District on the banks of Ithikkara River. It is about 16 km from Kollam City. Chathannoor is around 55 km north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Chathannoor
Town
Chathannoor Town
Chathannoor Town
Chathannoor is located in Kerala
Chathannoor
Chathannoor
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°51′24″N 76°43′5″E / 8.85667°N 76.71806°E / 8.85667; 76.71806Coordinates: 8°51′24″N 76°43′5″E / 8.85667°N 76.71806°E / 8.85667; 76.71806
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691572
Telephone code0474-259*** & 0474-2059***
Vehicle registrationKL-02
Nearest cityKollam City (16 km)
Nearest TownChathannoor, Kottiyam (6 km)
Literacy88%

GeographyEdit

Chathannoor is located at 8°51′24″N 76°43′5″E / 8.85667°N 76.71806°E / 8.85667; 76.71806. Chathannoor is well connected to other parts of Kerala by road. National Highway 66 (Formerly NH 47)connects Panavel and Kanyakumari and passes through Chathannoor. NH 66 passes through the centre of the town. Even though the nearest railway Station is Paravur, the residents of Chathannoor rely mostly on Kollam Railway station which is 16 km from the town and is well connected by buses. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is about 52 km from the town center.. The cultural identity of the location is associated with two ancient and prominent Hindu temples Sree Bhoothanatha Temple and Chenamath Mahadeva Temple out of which the annual festival of Sree Bhoothanatha Temple is celebrated with greater intensity. The annual festival of Sree Bhoothanatha temple is famous for the event called "Eduppukuthira" . Recently the youth have started using the pictures of "Eduppukuthira" as a geographical identity. The KSRTC depot in Chathannoor offers inter-district services and local services for adjacent villages like Paravur, Chirakkara, Ooyor etc..

Unlike Paravur, the proximity to the National Highway, connectivity to other parts of the district and reputed educational institutions is increasing Chathannoor's demand as a major residential area in the district.

PoliticsEdit

Chathanoor town comes under Kollam (Lok Sabha constituency). Chathannoor assembly constituency includes one Municipality, Paravur, and 6 other panchayaths namely Adichanalloor, Chathannoor, Kalluvathukkal, Chirakkara, Poothakkulam and Pooyappally[1]

G.S Jayalal is the present M.L.A.(2016–2021) representing Chathannoor in Kerala Legislature Assembly. Chathannoor has produced three ministers of Kerala State Cabinet, Sri.P. Ravindran, Sri. J.Chitharanjan and Sri. C.V.Padmarajan

Temples/churchesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008.

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