Pothanikkad

Last updated

Mallappally
Village
India Kerala location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Mallappally
Location in Kerala, India
India location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Mallappally
Mallappally (India)
Coordinates: 10°01′50″N76°40′31″E / 10.0305000°N 76.675270°E / 10.0305000; 76.675270 Coordinates: 10°01′50″N76°40′31″E / 10.0305000°N 76.675270°E / 10.0305000; 76.675270
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Area
  Total24.34 km2 (9.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total19,309
  Density790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
686671
Telephone code91-485
Vehicle registration KL 17 for Muvaattupuzha, KL 44 for Kothamangalam
Literacy100%

Pothanikkad or Pothanicad is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. [1] It's also the first village to achieve 100% literacy in India. However, In 2011, literacy rate of Mallappally village was 96.92 % compared to 94.00 % of Kerala, the highest in India. In Mallappally Male literacy stands at 96.85 % while female literacy rate was 96.99 %. [2] Back to the village, the name Pothanikkad derives from the Malayalam words poth, meaning buffalo, anaa, meaning elephant, and kaddu, meaning forest, as it was originally a forest with wild buffalos and elephants. Now, this small village has developed into one of the most educated and culturally advanced villages in Kerala. St. Mary's High School is the oldest high school in Pothanicad, where very prominent people in the society and many local politicians have been educated. St. John's Higher Secondary school Pulinthanam is a pioneering educational institution in the village. A government Lower Primary school and two other private Senior Secondary High schools, following CBSE curriculum, also provides better educational opportunities for the young community.

Pothanikkad is 16 km away from Thommankuthu Water Falls , the nearest tourist location and approximately 22 km from well known Thattekad Bird Sanctuary near Kothamangalam. It is also known for churches like Pothanicad St. Mary's Jacobite Syrian Church, Ummanikkunnu St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church and St Xavier's Catholic Church. The village is also known for the festival of ‘ilaneerattam’ hosted by the Thrikkeppadi Sri Mahadev Temple.

Prominent Indian industrialist C J George hails from Pothanikkad.

Demographics

As of 2011 India census, Pothanikkad had a population of 19,309 with 9,620 males and 9,689 females. [3]

Related Research Articles

Ernakulam district District in Kerala, India

Ernakulam, IPA: [erɐɳɐːguɭɐm]; IAST: Eṟaṇākuḷaṁ, in Malayalam: എറണാകുളം) is a district of Kerala, India, that takes its name from the eponymous city division in Kochi. It is situated in the central part of the state, spans an area of about 3,000 square kilometres (1,200 sq mi), and is home to over 9% of Kerala's population. Its headquarters are located at Kakkanad. The district includes Kochi, also known as the commercial capital of Kerala, which is famous for its ancient Hindu temples, churches, synagogues and mosques. The district includes the largest metropolitan region of the state: Greater Cochin. Ernakulam is the district that yields the most revenue and the largest number of industries in the state. Ernakulam is the third most populous district in Kerala, after Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram. The district also hosts the highest number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala state.

Muvattupuzha Municipality in Kerala, India

Muvattupuzha is a town in the midlands directly to the east of Kochi in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India. It is located about 36 km (22 mi) from downtown Kochi, and is a growing urban centre in central Kerala. The town is also the starting point of the Muvattupuzhayar, which is a confluence formed by three rivers: the Thodupuzhayar, Kaliyar, and Kothayar.

Angamaly Kochi UA, Kerala, India

Angamaly (Aṅkamāli), IPA: [ɐŋgɐmɐːli], is a municipality and the northernmost tip of Ernakulam district. Situated about 30 km (19 mi) north of the city centre, the town lies at the intersection of Main Central Road and National Highway 544. MC Road, which starts from Thiruvananthapuram ends at Angamaly at its intersection with NH 544. Also Known as the Airport City as Cochin International Airport is Less than 10KM away from the town of Angamaly.

Niranam Village in Kerala, India

Niranam is a village in Tiruvalla, Kerala, India. It was a port in ancient Kerala, on the confluence of the Manimala and Pamba River. It is almost 8 km from Tiruvalla SCS Junction in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala, lies to the western part of Tiruvalla, identified as Upper Kuttanad region. It can be identified with Nelcynda in Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

North Paravur Municipality in Kerala

North Paravur formerly known as Parur, is a municipality in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a northern suburb of the city of Kochi and is situated around 20 km from the city centre. It is also the first place in India to use electronic voting machine during the by-elections in 1982.

Mallapally Town in Kerala, India

Mallappally is a taluk in Kerala state in India. It is one of the five taluks that make up the Pathanamthitta district. Historically a part of the kingdom of Travancore and Cochin. Called "Land of the BA graduates" due to English education imparted by attendants of CMS College Kottayam in the 19th century, Mallappally is the original home of many Non-resident Indians, and has one of the lowest population growth and highest literacy rates in India.

Kalamassery Municipality/Suburb in Kerala, Kochi, India

Kalamassery, IPA: [kɐɭɐmɐʃːeːɾi], is a major industrial region in the city of Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. It houses companies like Apollo Tyres and HMT; IT/Electronics Parks like KINFRA Hi Tech Park, Startup Village, and Electronics City. Kalamassery is also home to educational institutions such as the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Ernakulam Medical College, and the Cochin University of Science and Technology. The Thrikkakara temple, Unichira and Eloor industrial township, are in the vicinity of Kalamassery.

Kodanad Town in Kerala, India

Kodanad is a rural riverside village of Ernakulam district in Kerala, South India. It is 18 km from Angamaly. Kodanad is situated on the south bank of Periyar river, about 42 kilometers east of Kochi. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is about 20 km (12 mi) by road. The village is a major tourist destination because it houses an Elephant training center.

Education in Kerala

The importance and antiquity of education in Kerala is underscored by the state's ranking as among the most literate in the country. The educational transformation of Kerala was triggered by efforts of the Church Mission Society missionaries, who were the pioneers that promoted mass education in Kerala, in the early decades of the 19th century. The local dynastic precursors of modern-day Kerala—primarily the Travancore Royal Family, the Nair Service Society, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam and Muslim Educational Society (MES)—also made significant contributions to the progress on education in Kerala. Local schools were known by the general word kalaris, some of which taught martial arts, but other village schools run by Ezhuthachans were for imparting general education. Christian missionaries and British rule brought the modern school education system to Kerala.

Rayamangalam, Kerala Village in Kerala, India

Rayamangalam is a village in the Ernakulam district of Kerala state, India.

Edayar is a small village of Koothattukulam panchyat in Ernakulam district and located at a distance of 5 km from Koothattukulam town and 6 km from Piravom in Kerala, India.

Mazhuvannoor is a panchayat village in the Ernakulam district of Kerala, India. It is located in the Kunnathunad taluk. It is located near the town of Kolenchery. The panchayat headquarters are located at Airapuram.

Kottappady is a village in Kothamangalam Taluk in Ernakulam district of Kerala State, India. It belongs to Central Kerala Division. It is located 10 km from Kothamangalam. The village came into existence in the year 1953.

Mookkannoor Village in Kerala, India

Mookkannoor is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. The nearest city is Angamaly (6 km) The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (13 km)

Puthenkurish is a town in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala near Kolenchery town en route to Muvattupuzha. It is a part of the Greater Cochin area. Puthencruz is one of the fastest developing villages in Ernakulam district. Puthencruz plays a pivotal role in connecting different smaller villages and other surrounding towns to Ernakulam as it lies in the outer ring of Ernakulam City. Puthencruz is rapidly developing into a city and will be at the pivot of expansion of the Ernakulam municipal area.

Thankamany Village in Kerala, India

Thankamany is a village at Idukki district, in Kerala state, India. There is a small town associated with this village. In regional language thankamany is a name of a lady. It is a belief that an older jungle king Thopran gave dowry as land for his three daughters Thankamony, Kamashi, and Neeli. The place got for Thankamony is now known as Thankamony, other nearby places are also known as Kamashi and Neelivayal. Thankamany town is located in a valley of three small hills Thamprankunnu, Kattadikavala and Kurishupara respectively. One of the interesting thing is that, even though Kamashi is a different place, the panchayath of thankamany is called Kamashy panchayath and the office is situated in the middle of thankamany town.Sometimes in official documents thankamony is also written as thankamony. Nearest towns are Kattappana and Nedumkandam.

Vadavucode Village in Kerala, India

Vadavucode is a village in the Ernakulam district in the state of Kerala, India near the town of Puthencruz. It is one of the local and Developing Village Near Puthencruz Town. Vadavucode plays a pivotal role in connecting the two villages of Kaninad and Pancode.

Muttom, Thodupuzha Gram Panchayat in Kerala, India

Muttom is a rural area in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala. This place is 66 km away from Cochin. Geographically this place is part of Midland or Idanad region of Kerala. Hindus, Christians and Muslims are living peacefully in the area.

Diocese of Madhya Kerala of the Church of South India

The Madhya Kerala Diocese is one of the twenty-four dioceses of the Church of South India covering the central part of Kerala. When the Church of South India was formed on 27 September 1947, the diocese was called the Diocese of Central Travancore. It was a part of the erstwhile Anglican Diocese of Travancore and Cochin founded in 1879. The Diocese was later renamed as Diocese of Madhya Kerala.

The Evangelistic Association of the East

The Evangelistic Association of the East is a registered Non-governmental organization headquartered at Perumbavoor, Kerala working in the Educational, Social Service and Spirituality sectors. The organization has Educational Institutions, Orphanages and an Arch Diocese affiliated with Syriac Orthodox Church across South India. It was founded as the first missionary association of Syriac Orthodox Church in 1924 by 'Malphono Nasiho' Geevarghese Cor-Episcopa Athunkal(1902-1997) and later registered in 1949 under Indian Societies Registration Act. XXI of 1860. The E.A.E Arch Diocese is under the direct control of Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch օf the Syriac Orthodox Church․

References

  1. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. "Kerala State - [ERNAKULAM] Gods Own Country... Provides info on Kerala, Kerala India, Kerala news, Kerala hotels, Malayalam news, Kerala resorts, Kerala history".
  3. "District Census Handbook 2011: Ernakulam" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. 2011. p. 217.