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Ezhikkara
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Ezhikkara
Ezhikkara (India)
Coordinates: 10°6′0″N76°13′0″E / 10.10000°N 76.21667°E / 10.10000; 76.21667 Coordinates: 10°6′0″N76°13′0″E / 10.10000°N 76.21667°E / 10.10000; 76.21667
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
  BodyEzhikkara Panchayat
Area
  Total15.27 km2 (5.90 sq mi)
Population
  Total17,201
  Density1,126/km2 (2,920/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registration KL-42
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest cityNorth Paravur
Sex ratio 1036 /
Literacy92.34%
Lok Sabha constituencyErnakulam
Civic agencyEzhikkara Panchayat
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)
Website[[http://lsgkerala.in/ezhikkarapanchayat] lsgkerala<wbr/>.in<wbr/>/ezhikkarapanchayat]]

Ezhikkara is a panchayat in Paravur Taluk of Ernakulam District, Kerala. [1] The North Paravur, Chathanad road (9 km) passes through this village. Ezhikkara is situated close to Ernakulam. Ezhikkara is famous for its pokkali (a type of rice) fields and prawn farms.

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Geography

Ezhikkara is a quintessentially Kerala village surrounded by lagoons and lush vegetationy. Fishing and rice farming are the main source of income for the people. Ezhikkara is famous for its Pokkali rice cultivations and fresh water prawn farms. The neighboring areas of the panchayat are Veeran Puzha part of NW-3 (Kollam-Kottapuram); Vypin Island in west, Kottuvally Panchayat in east; Kadamakkudy Panchayat in South and North Paravur Municipality in north.

Civic administration

Ezhikkara Panchayat is situated at Panchayathpadi. Ezhikkara panchayat belongs to Paravur Block Panchayat. Ezhikkara comes under Paravur Assembly constituency. These are the places or wards in this village: Chathanad, Kadakkara, Kedamangalam, Nanthiattukunam, Perumbadanna etc.

Politics

The current panchayat president of Ezikkara is Geetha Prathapan of CPIM

Public institutions

Public charitable institutions

Asraya Bhavan.

Places of worship

Notable people

Tharavads

There are many prominent and old Tharavads (joint nair family ancestral homes) in Ezhikkara dating back to the early 18th century. These Tharavads are characterized by their Nalukettu and Ettukettu building architecture, large swaths of rice fields and coconut groves, Ambalam (place of worship), Sarpakkavu (revered serpent abodes), Kulams (natural clear water ponds), festivities, customs and traditions that are quintessentially Kerala.

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References

  1. Census of India, 1981: special. Report. Controller of Publications. 1981.

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