Puthukkad

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Puthukkad
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Puthukkad
Puthukkad (India)
Coordinates: 10°25′03″N76°16′13″E / 10.417609°N 76.270361°E / 10.417609; 76.270361 Coordinates: 10°25′03″N76°16′13″E / 10.417609°N 76.270361°E / 10.417609; 76.270361
CountryIndia
State Kerala
District Thrissur District
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English,HINDI
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
680301
Telephone code0480
Temperature Range: 22.5°C - 35 °C

Puthukkad is a town on the banks of Kurumali River, also known as Mupliyam River, in Kerala. The town is 15 km (9.3 mi) to the south of Thrissur, 16 km (9.9 mi) to the north of Chalakudy, and 1.2 km (0.75 mi) west of Cheruval. The National highway NH 544 passes through thi town.

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Transportation

Puthukkad is on the Irinjalakuda-Thrissur railway line. Both KSRTC and private bus services connect Puthukkad to Thrissur, Amballur, Mannuthy and Palakkad in the north, Kodakara, Irinjalakuda, Chalakudy, and South Thorave, Near Pudukad Railway Station and Ernakulam in the south, Palazhi and Thottippal in the west and Mupliyam and Chengaloor in the east.

The Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery, Kochi is located approximately 35 km (22 mi) south of Puthukkad.

Educational institutions

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [1] Puthukkad had a population of 12,500. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Pudukkad has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 83%. In Pudukkad, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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References

  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.