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Kottukkal (India)
Coordinates: 8°53′0″N76°54′0″E / 8.88333°N 76.90000°E / 8.88333; 76.90000 Coordinates: 8°53′0″N76°54′0″E / 8.88333°N 76.90000°E / 8.88333; 76.90000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Population (2001)
  Total 18,227
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691519
Telephone code 0475
Vehicle registration KL-24

Kottukkal is a village in Kollam district of Kerala, India. The historical importance of the village is linked to Kottukal cave temple, built before 800 CE. The village comes under Ittiva panchayath and it is the most prominent town in this panchayath. The village has many libraries and Safder Hashmi library, kairaly library, are one of the notable one among them. And district agricaltural farm is the keen attraction of this village, kottukkal is the entrance of this beautiful landscape, many kinds of medicine and fruit plants are available hear.Many ancient temples are here more than 6 temples surrendered in 3 kilometers of kottukkal, one of the notable one is Cave temple, its reveal the history of kottukkal [1]

Kollam district District in Kerala, India

Kollam district is one of 14 districts of the state of Kerala, India. The district has a cross-section of Kerala's natural attributes; it is endowed with a long coastline, a major Laccadive Sea seaport and an inland lake. The district has many waterbodies. Kallada river is one among them, and the east side land of river is EastKallada and the west side land is WestKallada. Kallada Boat race is one among the famous festival events of district. Even though it is a competition between two land sides of the river, many boat clubs from various place,s even beyond the district participate in the event. Kollam is the capital of Kerala's cashew industry. Plains, mountains, lakes, lagoons and backwaters, forests, farmland and rivers make up the topography of the district. The area had trading relationships with Phoenicia and Ancient Rome.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala, locally known as Keralam, is a state on the southwestern, Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-second largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea and Arabian Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

India Country in South Asia

India, also known as the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh largest country by area and with more than 1.3 billion people, it is the second most populous country as well as the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.


As of 2001 India census, Kottukkal had a population of 18227 with 8669 males and 9558 females . [1]

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

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