Paravur-Chathannoor road at Meenad
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Meenad is a village in Kollam district in the state of Kerala, India.  It is just 6 km away from Paravur Town.
As of 2001 [update] India census, Meenad had a population of 29497 with 14087 males and 15410 females. 
Meenad is well connected with Paravur Town and Chathannoor. The well furnished Paravur-Chathannoor road is passing through Meenad. The proximity of this place to Paravur Railway Station and National Highway-47 makes Meenad a major residential area in the district.
Paravur Railway Station is an 'Adersh Railway Station', so a good number of important daily trains have halts here.
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