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Veeyapuram is a village in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala, India.[1] It is located about 10 kilometers east of Haripad town.

Veeyapuram
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
StateKerala
DistrictAlappuzha
Population
 (2001)
 • Total12,003
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

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GeographicsEdit

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.

DemographicsEdit

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

SpecialitiesEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Census of India:Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.