Chathannoor

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Chathannoor
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Chathannoor Town
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Chathannoor
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°51′24″N76°43′5″E / 8.85667°N 76.71806°E / 8.85667; 76.71806 Coordinates: 8°51′24″N76°43′5″E / 8.85667°N 76.71806°E / 8.85667; 76.71806
CountryIndia
State Kerala
District Kollam
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691572
Telephone code0474-259*** & 0474-2059***
Vehicle registration KL-02
Nearest cityKollam City (16 km)
Nearest TownChathannoor, Kottiyam (6 km)
Literacy88%

Chathannoor is a town in Kerala situated at the Kollam District on the banks of Ithikkara River. It is about 16 km (9.9 mi) from Kollam City. Chathannoor is around 55 km (34 mi) north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

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Geography

Chathannoor is located at 8°51′24″N76°43′5″E / 8.85667°N 76.71806°E / 8.85667; 76.71806 . Chathannoor is well connected to other parts of Kerala by road especially by NH66(formerly NH47). National Highway 66 connects Panvel, (Mumbai) and Kanyakumari and passes through Chathannoor. NH 66 passes through the centre of the town. Even though the nearest railway Station is Paravur, the residents of Chathannoor rely mostly on Kollam Railway station which is 16 km (9.9 mi) from the town and is well connected by buses. The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is about 52 km (32 mi) from the town center. The cultural identity of the location is associated with two ancient and prominent Hindu temples Sree Bhoothanatha Temple and Chenamath Mahadeva Temple out of which the annual festival of Sree Bhoothanatha Temple is celebrated with greater intensity. The annual festival of Sree Bhoothanatha temple is famous for the event called "Eduppukuthira" . Recently the youth have started using the pictures of "Eduppukuthira" as a geographical identity. The KSRTC sub centre in Chathannoor offers inter-district services and local services for adjacent villages like Paravur, Chirakkara, Ooyor etc..

Unlike Paravur, the proximity to the National Highway, Proximity to Hospitals like KIMS, Azeezia, HolyCross, Kollam Medical College, connectivity to other parts of the district and reputed educational institutions is increasing Chathannoor's demand as a major residential area in the district.

Politics

Chathanoor town comes under Kollam (Lok Sabha constituency). Chathannoor assembly constituency includes one Municipality, Paravur, and six other panchayaths namely Adichanalloor, Chathannoor, Kalluvathukkal, Chirakkara, Poothakkulam and Pooyappally G. S. Jayalal is the present M.L.A.(2016–2021, 2021-incumbent) representing Chathannoor in Kerala Legislature Assembly. Chathannoor has produced three ministers of Kerala State Cabinet, Sri.P. Ravindran, Sri. J.Chitharanjan and Sri. C.V.Padmarajan [1]

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References

  1. "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008.