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Kottappady (India)
Coordinates: 10°4′0″N76°36′0″E / 10.06667°N 76.60000°E / 10.06667; 76.60000 Coordinates: 10°4′0″N76°36′0″E / 10.06667°N 76.60000°E / 10.06667; 76.60000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0485
Vehicle registration KL 44

Kottappady is a village in Kothamangalam Taluk in Ernakulam district of Kerala State, India. It belongs to Central Kerala Division. It is located 10 km from Kothamangalam. The village came into existence in the year 1953. [1]


Kalkunnel Mar Geevarghese Sahada Jacobite Syrian Church, one of the prominent Jacobite churches in Kerala, is situated here, one of the biggest Jacobite churches in India. Kottekkevu bhagavathi temple in south Kottappady, famous for Kottekkavu Bharani (Meenam) is the first place of worship. [2]


As of 2011 India census data, Kottappady had a population of 13,512 with 6,710 males and 6,802 females. The village had 3,357 households total, with approximately 87% literacy and approximately 91% of the population above age 6. [3]


Kottappady South Lower Primary School (GLPS), Kottappady North Lower Primary School (LPS), and Mar Elias Higher Secondary School (HSS) are among the oldest schools here.


Kottappaddy is under the Government of Kerala, and is part of the Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LAC) group 087: Kothamangalam under the 07 Ernakulam district. [4]

Institutions and Services

The government controls various village institutions and assets, including one shopping complex, one library, thirteen public wells, and eighteen public pools. [1] Additional government institutions are shown in the table below.

Institutions, as of 2019 [1]
InstitutionLocationNo. of Employees
Gram Panchayat OfficeKottappady16
Krishi Bhavan Kottappady4
Primary Health CenterKottappady15
Health Sub-centersPlamudy, Naganchery, Uppukandam, Tholely
Ayurvedic HospitalKottappady2
Homoeopathic HospitalKottappady1
Veterinary HospitalKottappady6
Village Extension OfficeKottappady, Vadassery2
Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Supervisor OfficeKottappady
ICDS Anganwadis Nellithandu, Plamudy, Cheranganal, North, Uppukandam, Vadassery, Tunnel, Thekkavumpady, Panipat, Pallipadi, Kollipparambu, Vaveli, Kuttamkulam, Cheenikkuzhi31
Government Upper Primary School (GUPS) PanipatVadassery15
Government Lower Primary School (GLPS) Fort NorthKottappady12
GLPS (GLPS) Kottappady SouthKottappady6
Office of the Local Self Government Department (LSGD) Assistant EngineerKottappady4
Kudumbasree OfficeKottappady2

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