Kizhakkambalam is an eastern suburb of the city of Kochi in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India. It is regarded as a model panchayat for its various development activities and is a part of the Kunnathunad tehsil of the Ernakulam district.[1][2]

Kizhakkambalam
Suburb
Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam is located in Kerala
Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam
Location in Kerala, India
Kizhakkambalam is located in India
Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam
Kizhakkambalam (India)
Coordinates: 10°2′0″N 76°24′0″E / 10.03333°N 76.40000°E / 10.03333; 76.40000
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictErnakulam
Government
 • BodyKizhakkambalam Panchayath
Area
 • Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total23,186
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
683562
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registrationKL-40
2011 census code627951
Nearest cityKochi
Lok Sabha constituencyChalakkudy
Civic agencyKizhakkambalam Panchayath
ClimateTropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

Demographics

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Kizhakkambalam has a large Christian population with the Jacobite and Catholic denominations in the majority.[3] and its official language is Malayalam.[4] The area was originally a farming village, but the majority now work in secondary and tertiary industries. Corporations such as Anna, Kitex, Sevana, KG Packers, Blackcat, and Wireropes employ approximately 40% of local workers in corporate-related work. The amusement park Wonderla Kochi is located 3 km away from Kizhakkambalam.[5] Some people believe that Kizhakkambalam's name came from a kahzak (meaning a hanging tree for the death sentence) that stood in the suburb in ancient times; others believe the name Kizhakkambalam came from the Kizhakkambalam Temple (Ambalam) located in the (Kizhak) east from Thrikkakara Temple.

According to the 2011 census of India, Kizhakkambalam has 5,551 households. The literacy rate of the village is 85.53%.[6]

Demographics (2011 Census)[6]
Total Male Female
Population 23186 11375 11811
Children aged below 6 years 2254 1119 1135
Scheduled caste 2167 1072 1095
Scheduled tribe 71 27 44
Literates 19830 9918 9912
Workers (all) 9075 6430 2645
Main workers (total) 7575 5692 1883
Main workers: Cultivators 434 363 71
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 467 323 144
Main workers: Household industry workers 119 92 27
Main workers: Other 6555 4914 1641
Marginal workers (total) 1500 738 762
Marginal workers: Cultivators 180 128 52
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 178 93 85
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 28 17 11
Marginal workers: Others 1114 500 614
Non-workers 14111 4945 9166

Administration

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Kizhakkambalam Panchayath is ruled by an organization called Twenty-20, which is sponsored by the commercial organization Kitex. In the local governing body election held in November 2015, 17 out of 19 wards of the local panchayat were won by Twenty-20. The aim of this organization is to make Kizhakkambalam a role model village by 2020. In the mean time there is several allegations that Twenty -20 is misusing Corporate responsibility fund of Kitex group for political gain.[7]They spearheaded many infrastructure projects, such as roads and drinking water, inside the village. The organization also led an anti-alcohol campaign.[citation needed]

Famous Personalities

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PR Sreejesh- Indian Professional field hockey player

Sabu M Jacob-Indian Business Man

Location

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References

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  1. ^ "Country's maiden Food Security Market opens at Kizhakkambalam". The New Indian Express. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Corporate panchayat spreads smiles, rattles politicians in this Kerala village". Hindustan Times. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ Pulparampil, John. Nation Building and Local Leadership: A Study from South India. Educreation Publishing.
  4. ^ "केरल,पलक्कड़, Ezhuvanthala - KUNNATHUNADU TALUK ERNAKULAM KIZHAKKAMBALAM VILLAGE DISTRICT PERUMBAVOOR KERALA का पिनकोड". pincodes.info. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Kochi Park | Amusement Park in Kochi | Wonderla". www.wonderla.com. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Ernakulam district census data". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  7. ^ K, Nidheesh M. (19 January 2020). "Inside India's first corporate panchayat". mint. Retrieved 6 May 2024.
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