Devikulam

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Devikulam
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Devikulam
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Devikulam
Devikulam (India)
Coordinates: 10°03′46″N77°06′14″E / 10.062640°N 77.103990°E / 10.062640; 77.103990
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Government
  Type Panchayati raj (India)
  BodyDevikulam Grama Panchayat
Area
  Total215 km2 (83 sq mi)
Population
  Total23,709
  Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English [1]
  Regional Malayalam, Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685613
Area code 04865
Vehicle registration KL-68

Devikulam is a Grama Panchayat and small hill station about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) away from Munnar in the Idukki District of Kerala, India. It lies about 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level. [2]

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Etymology

The name Devikulam is a conjunction of the words Devi, from the goddess Devi and kulam, meaning pond.

Demographics

As of 2011 Census, Devikulam Grama Panchayat had a population of 23,709 among which 11,912 are males and 11,797 are females. The total number of families in the Panchayat limits were 6,166. The average sex ratio was 990, lower than the state average of 1084. In Devikulam, 8% of the population was under 6 years of age. Devikulam had an average literacy of 86.3%, lower than the state average of 94%. [3]

History

According to legend, the goddess Sita Devi of the Ramayana epic bathed in the Devikulam lake which is now called Sita Devi Lake.

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References

  1. "The Kerala Official Language (Legislation) Act, 1969" (PDF).
  2. "Devikulam". Hill Stations in India. Retrieved 15 October 2006.
  3. Kerala, Directorate of Census Operations. District Census Handbook, Idukki (PDF). Thiruvananthapuram: Directorateof Census Operations,Kerala. p. 92,93. Retrieved 14 July 2020.