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Kadakkal Thiruvathira - A well-known festival ritual
Coordinates: 8°49′33″N76°55′01″E / 8.825695752°N 76.91692471°E / 8.825695752; 76.91692471
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91-(0)474
Vehicle registration KL 82
Nearest city Kollam
Lok Sabha constituencyKollam
Website www.kadakkalonline.com

Kadakkal is a historic town located in the eastern part of Kollam district, Kerala.



Kadakkal was where one of the notable movements of the Indian independence movement, the Kadakkal Riot Case, led by Franco Raghavan Pillai, took place. [1]

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Vayal Koyithu


Kadakkal is an important business centre, containing businesses such as Kadakkal Chantha Market which sell goods such as coconut, areca nut, copra, tapioca and rubber.


As of the 2001 census, Kadakkal has a population of 45,291, with 21,749 males and 23,542 females. [2]


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Kollam Junction railway station

The nearest bus stations at Kadakkal Panchayath is Kadakkal Bus Stand, while the nearest railway stations are located at Punalur , Paravur and Varkala. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.

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  1. "List of Freedom Movements" (PDF). Government of India. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. "2001 Census - Population details". Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014.