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Angamaly (India)
Coordinates: 10°11′46″N76°23′10″E / 10.196°N 76.386°E / 10.196; 76.386
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
City UA Kochi
31 m (102 ft)
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registration KL-63
Sex ratio 0.9689 /
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Angamaly Junction

Angamaly (Aṅkamāli), IPA: [ɐŋgɐmɐːli] is a city located in Ernakulam district in Kerala, India. It is part of the Kochi metropolitan area and is known for the religious history associated with it. [1]



It is situated about 30 km (19 mi) north of the city centre, the town lies at the intersection of Main Central Road (MC Road) and National Highway 544. Cochin International Airport is 7 km from the town of Angamaly.

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Angamaly Carnival 2012

Angamaly railway station is the fifth busiest in Greater Kochi in terms of passenger footfalls and revenue generated, after Ernakulam Junction railway station, Ernakulam Town railway station, Aluva railway station and Tripunithura railway station.[ citation needed ] There is a proposed railway line from Angamaly to Sabarimala, which will connect the high-ranges with the low land. Progress toward completing the new line is slow as a result of various regional and political issues. The project has, however, obtained a new lease of life after the Government of Kerala agreeing to bear half the cost for the project in January 2021. [2] National Highway 544 connecting Kanyakumari to Salem passes through Angamaly. The NH 17 which connects Kochi and Mumbai is 20 kilometers from Angamaly. Main Central Road (M.C. Road) connecting Central Kerala to Kerala capital serves as an important road connecting many towns in the eastern side of the state.

A proposed New Kochi Bypass project (from Karayamparambu to Nettoor), and Kochi Metro phase 3 being proposed to Angamaly as well as Cochin International Airport. [3] The proposed Kochi Global Industrial Finance and Trade (GIFT) city under the Kochi-Bengaluru National Industrial Corridor is proposed at Ayyampuzha, which is close to Angamaly. [4]


Several old coins and other artefacts found from the region tells this area was predominant with Buddhists and Jains. Malayatoor, which is Christian devotional centre, is very near to Angamaly. St. Thomas, the Apostle who was deputed to the region by Jesus Christ came via Angadikadavu in Angamaly using Manjali Thodu to come from Kodungaloor port at AD 58. [5] There is evidence for the churches in the locality built as early as AD 409 and AD 822. [6] It was the headquarters of Mar Abraham, Assyrian-Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Angamaly and Hind in the, sixteenth century.[ citation needed ]

Originally established as a panchayat in May 1952, Angamaly became a municipality in April 1978 and is also a Legislative Assembly constituency from 1965 in the Ernakulam district. The area is known for the Angamaly police firing in 1959, when police opened fire on protesters who had been demonstrating against Kerala's communist government.[ citation needed ]

Angamaly Police firing

The Angamaly Firing was an incident that took place in Angamaly, Kerala, on 13 June 1959, when police opened fire on protesters who had been demonstrating against Kerala's communist government. Seven people were killed resulting in the intensification of Vimochana Samaram, a protest against the then communist led government. Incidentally, it happened on the 50th birthday of E. M. S. Namboothiripad, the then Chief Minister of Kerala.[ citation needed ]

Places of interest

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Mar Hormizd Syro-Malabar Church Angamaly


Demographic Figures

Age< 69%
EducationLiteracy Rate96.47%


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