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Kanakkary

Kanakkary (Malayalam: കാണക്കാരി) is a small village in Kottayam district of Kerala state, India. The name Kanakkary is attributed to a lady who frequently visited the village to collect Kanam (revenue tax) in the pre-historic times.

Kanakkary
Village
Kanakkary is located in Kerala
Kanakkary
Kanakkary
Location in Kerala, India
Kanakkary is located in India
Kanakkary
Kanakkary
Kanakkary (India)
Coordinates: 9°42′0″N 76°32′0″E / 9.70000°N 76.53333°E / 9.70000; 76.53333Coordinates: 9°42′0″N 76°32′0″E / 9.70000°N 76.53333°E / 9.70000; 76.53333
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKottayam
Government
 • BodyGrama Panchayat
Population
(2004)
 • Total22,360
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686632
Vehicle registrationKL-67
Nearest cityKochi
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam
Civic agencyGrama Panchayat
Distance from Kanakkary-

Kottayam-14km Ernakulam-58km

Thiruvananthapuram-164km

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LocationEdit

Kanakkary is 72 km south of Kochi and 14 km north of Kottayam. Kanakkary is located 4.4 km from Ettumanoor Mahadeva Temple and near the Vedagiri spinning mill. It is located eight km from the Mahatma Gandhi University campus and 8 km from St Mary's Forane Church, Kuravilangad.

LandmarksEdit

Kanakkary has a famous Lord Krishna temple. Late Rev. Fr. Matthew Karively and his St. Jude's Chapel is on the Kanakkary-Athirampuzha road. Former Sub-Editor of Mangalam daily Adv. Bimal Nair, Late Former Chief Editor of Deepika, Joseph Karively, Malayala Manorama's Chief Photographer Late Victor George, Late Prof. Luka Mathen Karively are some of the prominent personalities from Kanakkary. Late Mr P.George, (Chengalam George) Puthenparambil one of the Adventist Writer, Who help to start Kanakkary Seventh-Day Adventist Church.Since 1960. He wrote several Books and dedicated to all Adventists. Late Sri.K.T Cherian KattakkayathilThoranam Vachathil, Retd Assistant Registrar of Co-Operative Societies, Kottayam District was the Chief Architect behind the formation of the Kanakkari Milk society and Rubber Farmers society.

TransportationEdit

The major road passing through Kanakkary is the State Highway 15 (SH 15), also locally known as EE Road or Ettumanur-Ernakulam Road, which links Cochin (Kochi) and Kottayam. Kottayam to Ernakulam railway line also runs through Kanakkary.

SchoolsEdit

Govt High School Kanakkary which was inaugurated by former Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi boasts the biggest play grounds of the Palai education district. Kanakkary also used to have a famous Chirakulam (pond) which has been ruined since some time. Kanakkary was also known for its CSI Hospital (now closed) and also inaugurated Law College (managed by CSI) in hospital Jn: Kanakkary.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census, Kanakkary had a population of 22360 with 10989 males and 11371 females.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-10.