Thevalakkara is a village in the Karunagappally Taluk, Kollam District of the state of Kerala, India.[1] It is located near the coast of the Indian Ocean, about 13 kilometres north of the district capital Kollam, and 7 kilometres southeast of the subdistrict capital Karunagappally. It contains a Devi temple along with a church and a mosque. The kadappa at Thevalakara is where ship masts (kadappa) were made for centuries. In 2011, it has a total population of 42,977.[2]

Thevalakkara
Deva Loka Kara ( Area of GODS)
Village
Thekkan Guruvayur Temple within the village
Thekkan Guruvayur Temple within the village
Thevalakkara is located in Kerala
Thevalakkara
Thevalakkara
Location in Kerala, India
Thevalakkara is located in India
Thevalakkara
Thevalakkara
Thevalakkara (India)
Coordinates: 09°01′00″N 76°35′00″E / 9.01667°N 76.58333°E / 9.01667; 76.58333
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
TalukKarunagappally
Government
 • TypeGram Panchayat
Area
 • Total16.92 km2 (6.53 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total42,977
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690524
STD code0476287
Vehicle registrationKL-23
Nearest cityKarunagappally
Lok Sabha constituencyKollam
Vidhan Sabha constituencyChavara

Geography edit

Thevalakkara is located on the northwestern shore of the Ashtamudi Lake. The National Highway 183A passes through the village. Its average elevation is 10 metres above the sea level.[3]

Climate edit

Thevalakkara has a Tropical Monsoon Climate (Am). Its wettest month is June, with an average rainfall of 418 mm; and the driest month is January, with an average rainfall of 25 mm.

Climate data for Thevalakkara
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.9
(87.6)
32
(90)
32.2
(90.0)
31.2
(88.2)
29.9
(85.8)
28.2
(82.8)
27.8
(82.0)
27.8
(82.0)
28.3
(82.9)
28.6
(83.5)
28.9
(84.0)
29.7
(85.5)
29.6
(85.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.5
(79.7)
27.3
(81.1)
28
(82)
27.9
(82.2)
27.3
(81.1)
26
(79)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
25.8
(78.4)
25.9
(78.6)
26
(79)
26.2
(79.2)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
23.5
(74.3)
24.7
(76.5)
25.4
(77.7)
25.4
(77.7)
24.6
(76.3)
24.1
(75.4)
24
(75)
24.1
(75.4)
24
(75)
23.7
(74.7)
23.3
(73.9)
24.1
(75.4)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 25
(1.0)
30
(1.2)
75
(3.0)
167
(6.6)
314
(12.4)
418
(16.5)
363
(14.3)
294
(11.6)
247
(9.7)
267
(10.5)
189
(7.4)
65
(2.6)
2,454
(96.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Demographics edit

According to the 2011 Indian Census, Thevalakara has a total of 10,473 households. Out of the 42,977 residents, 20,278 are male and 22,699 are female. The total literacy rate is 82.52%, with 16,960 of the male population and 18,506 of the female population being literate. The census location code of the village is 628361.[2]

Notable personalities edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Basic Population Figures of India, States, Districts, Sub-District and Village, 2011". censusindia.gov.in. Archived from the original on 2 March 2023. Retrieved 17 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Thevalakkara topographic map, elevation, terrain". Topographic maps. Retrieved 19 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Thevalakkara climate: Temperature Thevalakkara & Weather By Month - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 19 April 2023.