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Kizhakkambalam (India)
Coordinates: 10°2′0″N76°24′0″E / 10.03333°N 76.40000°E / 10.03333; 76.40000 Coordinates: 10°2′0″N76°24′0″E / 10.03333°N 76.40000°E / 10.03333; 76.40000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
  BodyKizhakkambalam Panchayath
  Total32 km2 (12 sq mi)
12 m (39 ft)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registration KL-40
2011 census code627951
Nearest cityKochi
Lok Sabha constituencyChalakkudy
Civic agencyKizhakkambalam Panchayath
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

Kizhakkambalam is an eastern suburb of the city of Kochi in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India. It is regarded as a model panchayat for its various development activities and is a part of the Kunnathunad tehsil of the Ernakulam district. [1] [2]



Kizhakkambalam has a large Christian population with the Jacobite and Catholic factions in the manjority. [3] and its official language is Malayalam. [4] The area was originally a farming village, but the majority now work in secondary and tertiary industries. Corporations such as Anna, Kitex, Sevana, KG Packers, Blackcat, and Wireropes employ approximately 40% of local workers in corporate-related work. The amusement park Wonderla Kochi is located 3 km away from Kizhakkambalam. [5] Some people believe that Kizhakkambalam's name came from a kahzak (meaning a hanging tree for the death sentence) that stood in the suburb in ancient times; others believe the name Kizhakkambalam came from the Kizhakkambalam Temple (Ambalam) located in the (Kizhak) east from Thrikkakara Temple.

According to the 2011 census of India, Kizhakkambalam has 5,551 households. The literacy rate of the village is 85.53%. [6]

Demographics (2011 Census) [6]
Children aged below 6 years225411191135
Scheduled caste 216710721095
Scheduled tribe 712744
Workers (all)907564302645
Main workers (total)757556921883
Main workers: Cultivators43436371
Main workers: Agricultural labourers467323144
Main workers: Household industry workers1199227
Main workers: Other655549141641
Marginal workers (total)1500738762
Marginal workers: Cultivators18012852
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers1789385
Marginal workers: Household industry workers281711
Marginal workers: Others1114500614


Kizhakkambalam Panchayath is ruled by an organization called Twenty-20, which is sponsored by the commercial organization Kitex. In the local governing body election held in November 2015, 17 out of 19 wards of the local panchayat were won by Twenty-20. The aim of this organization is to make Kizhakkambalam a role model village by 2020. They spearheaded many infrastructure projects, such as roads and drinking water, inside the village. The organization also led an anti-alcohol campaign.[ citation needed ]


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