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Kuravilangad (India)
Coordinates: 9°45′0″N76°33′0″E / 9.75000°N 76.55000°E / 9.75000; 76.55000 Coordinates: 9°45′0″N76°33′0″E / 9.75000°N 76.55000°E / 9.75000; 76.55000
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kottayam
  Type Panchayath
  Body Village
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04822
Vehicle registration KL-67
Nearest city Kottayam, Muvattupuzha, Pala
Lok Sabha constituencyKottayam

Kuravilangad is an Indian town located in northern Kottayam district of Kerala state. It is situated in the Meenachil taluk, about 22 km north of the district capital Kottayam and 17 km west of the municipal town Pala.


Kuravilangad is the largest town in northern Kottayam district. It includes the entire Kuravilangad panchayath, including Thottuva, Kappumthala, Vakkad, Kurianad, Mannakkanad, Elakkad, and Kalathoor.

Kuravilangad is known for Marian pilgrim center Kuravilangad Church, officially known as St. Mary's Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church Kuravilangad. According to tradition this church was founded in 105 AD.


Kuravilangad is the local hub of education, which caters education to students from both Kottayam and Ernakulam District. Notable educational institutes include Deva Matha College, Kuravilangad [1] St Marys's HS, [2] St. Anne's HSS, De Paul HSS, Chavara Hills High School, and St. Marys Girls High School. [3]

Notable residents

The 10th President of India, Kocheril R. Narayanan, is from Kuravilangad, and matriculated from St. Mary's Boys High School (1936–38).[ citation needed ]

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  1. "Deva Matha College". Archived from the original on 8 September 2005. Retrieved 17 May 2006.
  2. St Marys's HS
  3. St. Marys Girls High School