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Karukutty
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Karukutty
Karukutty (India)
Coordinates: 10°13′0″N76°23′0″E / 10.21667°N 76.38333°E / 10.21667; 76.38333 Coordinates: 10°13′0″N76°23′0″E / 10.21667°N 76.38333°E / 10.21667; 76.38333
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Talukas Aluva
Government
  BodyKarukutty Panchayat
Area
  Total33.57 km2 (12.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
  Total24,860
  Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
683 576
Telephone code91 484
Vehicle registration KL-7, KL-41 and KL-63
Nearest cityAngamaly, Chalakudy, Aluva
Sex ratio 0.971 /
Literacy90.28%
Lok Sabha constituencyChalakudy
Civic agencyKarukutty Panchayat
Distance from Kochi 36 kilometres (22 mi) N (land)
Distance from Thrissur40 kilometres (25 mi) S (land)

Karukutty is a village panchayat in Aluva Taluk, Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. Classified as a Grade A panchayat, Karukutty comprises 17 wards and falls under Angamaly block panchayat in Aluva taluk. It is part of Angamaly Assembly constituency and Chalakudy Parliament constituency.

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History

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Christurajasramam Church

Located on the southern border of the erstwhile Cochin kingdom, Karukutty has been influenced by the cultures of both Travancore and Cochin kingdoms and has been cited in ancient Portuguese records. Remnants of an old fort, referred to locally as Kottathendu (കോട്ടത്തെണ്ട്), can be seen here. The fort - Nedumkotta (നേടുംക്കോട്ട) was built jointly by the Travancore and Cochin kingdoms to resist invasions by Tipu Sultan. Numerous other artifacts and vessels used by natives to store their treasures and valuables have also been excavated. There is a popular saying that goes "Karukutty kandaal maru kutty venda" (കറുകുററി കണ്ടാല്‍ മറുകുററി വേണ്ട). It roughly translates to "If you have reached Karukutty, then you need not go looking elsewhere" – a sign of the self-sufficient and prosperous nature of the locality.The name karu kutty means Dark fortress. [1]

Geography

Spread over an area of 33.57 km² in central Kerala, the terrain is primarily of five types - plain land, valley, high land, sloped terrain and hilltops.

Borders

East: Mookkannoor panchayat
North: Chalakudy River and Koratty panchayat
West: Parakkadavu panchayat
South: Angamaly municipality

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References

  1. വാലത്ത്, വി.വി.കെ. (1991). കേരളത്തിലെ സ്ഥലനാമചരിത്രങ്ങൾ എറണാകുളം ജില്ല. തൃശ്ശൂർ: കേരള സാഹിത്യ അക്കാദമി. ISBN   81-7690-105-9.