Karunagappally

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Karunagappally
Town, Municipality, Taluk
Karunagappally is located in Kerala
Karunagappally
Karunagappally
Location in Kerala, India
Karunagappally is located in India
Karunagappally
Karunagappally
Karunagappally (India)
Coordinates: 9°3′16″N 76°32′7″E / 9.05444°N 76.53528°E / 9.05444; 76.53528Coordinates: 9°3′16″N 76°32′7″E / 9.05444°N 76.53528°E / 9.05444; 76.53528
CountryIndia
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Government
 • BodyKarunagappally Municipality
 • ChairpersonM Sobhana
 • Vice ChairmanSakeena Salam
Area
 • Total66.34 km2 (25.61 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total45,336[1]
 • Density856/km2 (2,220/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690518
Telephone code+91 (0)4762
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-23
Nearest cityKollam (27 km)
Sex ratio999 /
Literacy94.26%
Civic agencyKarunagappally Municipality
ClimateAm/Aw (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature27.2 °C (81.0 °F)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature24.4 °C (75.9 °F)

Karunagappally, is a municipality in Kollam district, Kerala, India.[2]

Tourist attractions[change | change source]

The main tourist attraction is the House boat facility and river lake sceanaries in Karunagappally. Recently, Azheekal Beach is gaining popularity as a local tourist attraction.

Karunagappally was an ancient Buddhist site.

Demographics[change | change source]

Under 2011 India census, the population of Karunagappalli Municipality is 45,336.[3]

Economy[change | change source]

Karungappally used to be an agrarian economy until the late 19th century with coconut, banana, tapioca and paddy as the main crops grown. With rapid urbanization and the consequent pressure on land, the reliance on agriculture has dwindled. Fishing forms the major source of livelihood for the coast dwellers. The area also receives substantial foreign remittances from the large number of people from here working in the Gulf countries. Now Kerala's many prominent business centres had their branches here.

Politics[change | change source]

Karunagapalli assembly constituency is part of Alappuzha Lok Sabha constituency and the major political parties in Karunagappally municipality and nearby panchayaths were CPI[M], CONGRESS, BJP.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Karunagappalli Population - Census 2011". census2011.co.in. Census India. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. "Taluks & VillagesKollam District".
  3. "Karunagappalli Population - Census 2011". census2011.co.in. Census India. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  4. "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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