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Kumbanad (India)
Coordinates: 9°21′07″N76°39′40″E / 9.352°N 76.661°E / 9.352; 76.661
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Pathanamthitta
Taluk Tiruvalla
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code469
Vehicle registration KL-27 THIRUVALLA
Nearest city Tiruvalla
Lok Sabha constituencyPathanamthitta
Climate Tropical (Köppen)

Kumbanad is a town located in the Koipuram Town Panchayath Along with Pullad. It is part of Thiruvalla Taluk of Pathanamthitta district in the State of Kerala. It is an important town situated on T.K. Road, equidistant from Eraviperoor and Pullad; which are at a distance of 3 km.



Remittance from NRIs is the primary source of income. The large number of ATMs and high density of banks are also attributed to large bank deposits. As of 2009, the bank deposits for the Kumbanad-Thiruvalla belt are estimated to be ₹ 5,400 Crore. [1]

There are other small business and services that depend on the foreign remittance. Since most of the emigrants are young and middle aged, most of the settled population is old-aged. There are services and health care units that cater to their needs. [2] [3]

In 2023, the BBC reported on the problems and benefits which have arisen from migration away from Kerala, focussing on the village of Kumbanad. [4]


Kumbanad is part of the Pathanamthitta District. In Lok Sabha, Kumbanad is represented by the sitting MP from Pathanamthitta, Mr. Anto Antony (Indian National Congress). Aranmula assembly segment and Veena George is the current MLA (2016 Kerala Legislative Assembly elections). Asha CG (United Democratic Front) is the current Koipuram Panchayat President.

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