Kalloorkkad

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Kallorkkad
കല്ലൂർക്കാട്
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Kallorkkad
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Kallorkkad
Kallorkkad (India)
Coordinates: 9°57′0″N76°40′0″E / 9.95000°N 76.66667°E / 9.95000; 76.66667 Coordinates: 9°57′0″N76°40′0″E / 9.95000°N 76.66667°E / 9.95000; 76.66667
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
  TypePanchayath
  BodyKallorkkad Grama Panchayath
  Panchayath PresidentGeorge Francis
Area
  Total23.95 km2 (9.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
  Total12,838
  Density529/km2 (1,370/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686668
Telephone code0485
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest city Muvattupuzha
Lok Sabha constituencyIdukki
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature32.5 °C (90.5 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)
Website lsgkerala.in/kallorkkadpanchayat/kallorkkad/

Kallorkkad is a village in Ernakulam district in Kerala, India. [1] Most of its people are either farmers or engaged in small-scale business.

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Location

Kalloorkkad is situated in Muvattupuzha taluk of Kerala State, 13 km from Muvattupuzha, 12 km from Thodupuzha, and 5 km from Vazhakulam. Kalloorkkad village is located in the border of Ernakulam district very near to the Idukki district. The economy reliant on agriculture, and the main cultivations are rubber and pineapple. The village is well connected with towns like Thodupuzha, Muvattupuzha and Kothamangalam through local bus transport and there are some KSRTC buses also present in there.

Demographics

As of 2001 census, had a population of 12838 with 6460 males and 6378 females. [1] The town is mainly made up of Syrian Catholic Christians and Hindus. Muslims are very rare compared to other nearby places. It is a panchayath and it has minor towns such as Nakapuzha, and Kaloor. There are three high schools, two upper primary schools and one higher secondary school. St. Mary's Church Nakapuzha is a famous Marian pilgrim center in Kerala, where many are coming during the festivals. The festival is from 1 September to 15 September. There are three more churches : Kalloorkad, Thazhuvamkunnu and Kaloor. There is also kalloorkad bhagavathy kshethram kalloorkad sreekrishna swami temple and santhukad (nakapuzha) kshethram.

Government

The place falls under Muvattupuzha assembly constituency, which is part of Idukki (Lok Sabha constituency). It was part of Muvattupuzha (Lok Sabha constituency) until 2004. [2] In Kalloorkad, government services such as fire station, police station, govt hospital,village office, registrar office, treasury, veterinary hospital, krishibhavan, BSNL office and school are easy accessible.

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