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Perumbavoor
Perumbavoor (India)
Coordinates: 10°06′53″N76°28′40″E / 10.11472°N 76.47778°E / 10.11472; 76.47778
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
  TypeMunicipality
  Municipal ChairmanBiju John Jacob
  Municipal Vice ChairpersonShiba Baby
Area
  Total13.61 km2 (5.25 sq mi)
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total28,110
  Density2,100/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0484
Vehicle registration KL-40
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Kochi
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)
Website www.perumbavoormunicipality.in/Perumbavoor

Perumbavoor ( [peɾumbaːʋuːr] ) is a municipality [2] in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. It is located 18 km (11.2 mi) north of the district collectorate in Thrikkakara and about 187 km (116.2 mi) north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Perumbavoor is part of the Kochi metropolitan area and is located 26 km (16.2 mi) northeast of the Kochi city centre. As per the 2011 Indian census, Perumbavoor has a population of 28,110 people, and a population density of 2,065/km2 (5,350/sq mi).

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In recent years, Perumbavoor has experienced a large influx of migrant labourers from other states in India, primarily West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, and Odisha. [3] Estimates for their numbers in Perumbavoor vary widely, ranging from the low thousands to over one lakh. [4] [5]

Etymology

History

Perumbavoor municipality was formed in 1936. It was one among the 4 Panchayats sanctioned by Sir C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan-Thiruvithamcore). The others were Paravur, Nedumangad and Boothapandi. [6] Perumbavoor constituency is one of the most Jacobite Christian populated areas in India.

Politics

Perumbavoor assembly constituency is a part of Chalakudy (Lok Sabha constituency). Eldhose Kunnappilly is the current MLA from Perumbavoor and Benny Behanan is the current MP.

Judicial institutions

Its jurisdiction formerly encompassed the towns of Alwaye and Kolenchery, which were separated later. It has a Judicial Magistrate of the First Class, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, and Subordinate Judge's Court (Sub-court). [7]

Economy

Perumbavoor is a predominantly agricultural town and Asia's Largest plywood industries. Commodities like rubber, pepper, ginger, turmeric, plantain, vegetables, coconut, nutmeg, cocoa, rice, arecanut, cloves, etc. are traded every day in the local market. Most of these commodities are supplied to mainstream exporters in Kochi or to local retailers. Rest of the economy is shared by government and private sectors and small industries. Perumbavoor is an important city for timber trade in Kerala.

Notable people

Transportation

KL-40 is the RTO code for Kunnathunad Taluk and Perumbavoor. Perumbavoor JRTO is situated at Pattal. Perumbavoor has got a KSRTC Subdepot operating several long-distance services to places inside and outside Kerala. Private bus services run into several neighbouring towns. AutoRickshaws are commonly used for small distances. There is frequent bus services to Ernakulam, Aluva, Angamaly, Kothamangalam, Muvattupuzha, Kolenchery, Thrippunithura etc. from here. The nearest railway stations are Angamaly and Aluva. The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery is only 14 km from the town.

Perumbavoor is surrounded by many small but populous commuter villages, connected to the town by bus services. The notable ones are Vallam, Koovappady, Vengola, Mudickal, Thottuva, Ponjassery, Manjappetty, Kodanad, Akanad, Alattuchira, Panamkuzhy, Cheranalloor, Punnayam, Odakkaly, Panichayam, Payyal, Nedungapra, Kallil, Malayidomthuruth, Kottapady, Keezhillam etc. Kuruppampady town, is one of the main interchange points for public transport.

Educational organisations

Healthcare

Even though Perumbavoor has a Government Taluk Headquarters hospital, and several private hospitals, numerous dental health care centers, hi-tech labs, health care sector remains underdeveloped especially for trauma, emergency and specialty health care.

Main hospitals

Churches

Mosques

Temples

How to reach

Perumbavoor, lies in the north eastern corner of Kochi urban area. The geographic advantages of Perumbavoor is that, NH 47 lies closer to this town apart from Main Central Road and Aluva-Munnar highway passing through this place. Perumbavoor is surrounded by important towns like Aluva, Muvattupuzha, Kothamangalam, Angamaly etc. in close distances. Important suburban regions of Kochi like Aluva, Kalamassery, Kakkanad, Thrippunithura are all in close proximity to Perumbavoor.

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References

  1. https://lsgkerala.gov.in/system/files/2017-10/localbodies.pdf
  2. https://lsgkerala.gov.in/system/files/2017-10/localbodies.pdf
  3. https://cmid.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/State-of-Inclusion-of-Migrant-Workers-in-Ernakulam-District-Kerala-CMID-2020.pdf
  4. https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2019/Dec/10/kandanthara-a-mini-bengal-powered-by-toil-of-migrant-workers-2073856.html
  5. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/perumbavoor-a-mini-north-india-in-kerala/articleshow/52055285.cms
  6. Historic Paravur
  7. "Courts | Ernakulam District Website | India".