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Kolenchery (India)
Coordinates: 9°58′59″N76°28′35″E / 9.982968°N 76.476388°E / 9.982968; 76.476388
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
  BodyAikkaranadu/Poothrikka Panchayats
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registration KL-17
Nearest cityKochi
Lok Sabha constituencyChalakudy
Civic agencyAikkaranadu/Poothrikka Panchayats

Kolenchery is a small town in the Poothrikka gram panchayat in Ernakulam district, Kerala.


Located on National Highway 85, Kolenchery is situated 3 km (1.9 mi) from Poothrikka and 20 km (12 mi) from Kochi. There have been plans to include Kolenchery as part of the Kochi metropolitan area

St. Peter's and St. Paul's Orthodox Syrian Church, Kolenchery is an ancient and historic church at Kolenchery, built by one Thankan of the Kolenchery House in the 6th century. [1] Thomb of Marthoma 7 Metropolitan of Malankara Sabha situated in this Historical Church St. Peter's College in the town has conducted botanical research. [2] St Peter's Higher Secondary School, St Peter's Vocational Higher Secondary School, St Peter's High School, TTC, BEd College, MOSC Medical College, etc. Situated in nature beauty town City.

M.Chacko Pillai and P.M.Paily Pillai, the two brothers were two prominent politicians, businessmen and philanthropists from Kolenchery, Kerala. They were among the main architects of the modern Kolenchery town. M. O. S. C. Medical College Hospital, St. Peter's College, St. Peter's Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary school, St. Peter's Teacher's Training Institute and B.Ed. College, Kothamangalam Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, the plethora of Governmental institutions in and around Kolenchery all stand witness to their visionary leaderships.



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