Pathanapuram

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Pathanapuram
Pathanapuram Engineering College
Pathanapuram Engineering College
Nickname(s): 
Taluk Headquarters
Pathanapuram is located in Kerala
Pathanapuram
Pathanapuram
Coordinates: 9°05′34″N 76°51′40″E / 9.0927°N 76.8612°E / 9.0927; 76.8612Coordinates: 9°05′34″N 76°51′40″E / 9.0927°N 76.8612°E / 9.0927; 76.8612
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
TalukPathanapuram
Named forelephant town
Government
 • TypeTaluk
 • BodyGram panchayath
Area
 • Total24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total432,904
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, Tamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
689695
Telephone code0475
Vehicle registrationKL-02, KL-25, KL-77
Nearest cityPathanamthitta Adoor Kottarakara Punalur
Lok Sabha constituencyMavelikara
Assembly constituencyPathanapuram
Literacy93.63%
Websitekollam.nic.in/patha.html/

Pathanapuram is a town in Kollam district, Kerala, India. It is in Pathanapuram taluka, of which it is also the headquarters.

Geography[change | change source]

Pathanapuram is spread over an area of 24.20 km2 (9.34 sq mi).

Demographics[change | change source]

As of 2011 census of India, Pathanapuram Panchayat had a population of 32,339.

Transport[change | change source]

The area is connected to the rest of the state by bus services of KSRTC. The nearest railway stations to the town are Chengannur, Kollam, Kayamkulam, Punalur and Avaneeswaram. KSRTC sub depot also in Pathanapuram near Forest Range Office. Nearest airport is Trivandrum (80 km).

Politics[change | change source]

Pathanapuram assembly constituency is a part of the Mavelikkara Loksabha Constituency.[2] Kodikunnil Suresh is the present member of parliament who won the 2014 Indian general election. Pathanapuram is also the home constituency of actor turned politician K. B. Ganesh Kumar.[3][4] He is the current M. L. A. from Pathanapuram.

Tourism[change | change source]

Pathanapuram lies on the border of the Periyar National Park.

Education[change | change source]

Educational institutions in Pathanapuram include:

  • St.Stephen's HSS Pathanapuram
  • Mount Tabor Girls HSS Pathanapuram,
  • MTLPS Pathanapuram
  • Mount Tabor Training College Pathanapuram
  • Mother Susan EMLPS Pathanapuram
  • Al-Ameen Public School Pathanapuram
  • St.Mary's Senior Secondary School Pathanapuram
  • St.Stephen's college Maloor
  • University Institute Of Technology Pathanapuram
  • College of engineering Pathanapuram

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "District Census Handbook - Kollam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 138. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
  2. "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  3. "Election 2011: Pathanapuram Constituency Result". India Ballot. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. "Pathanapuram election results". Newsreporter.in. 2011-05-13. Archived from the original on 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2018-05-14.