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Thycattusserry
Thycattusserry (India)
Coordinates: 9°46′30″N76°20′10″E / 9.77500°N 76.33611°E / 9.77500; 76.33611 Coordinates: 9°46′30″N76°20′10″E / 9.77500°N 76.33611°E / 9.77500; 76.33611
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Alappuzha
Population
 (2001)
  Total20,052
  Density1,250−1,500/km2 (−2,600/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
688528
Telephone code91478253
Vehicle registration KL-32
Nearest cityCochin, Cherthala
Sex ratio 1000:1015 /
Literacy91.5%
Lok Sabha constituencyAlappuzha
Niyamasabha constituency Aroor

Thycattusserry is a village in the Cherthala taluk of the Alappuzha district in the Indian state of Kerala. [1]

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Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Thycattusserry had a population of 20,052 with 9,915 males and 10,137 females. Thycattusserry is situated in Pallippuram Islands, 35 km north of Alappuzha and 30 km south of Kochi. The major income source of this place is fishing and coir industry. Thycattusserry is geographically surrounded by Vembanad lake and its tributaries.

Thycattusserry is famous for 'Panchara Manal' [ Silica sand], the major raw material used in glass and cement industry.

Educational institutions

The major educational Institutions in Thycattusserry are SMSJHS Thycattusserry, Govt.HS Thevarvattom, St. Theresas HS Manappuram, MDUPS Maniyathrikkal, St.Marys LPS Srambikkal, and Govt.UPS Thycattusserry. [1]

Industry

The main industry here is based on the products from the humble coconut tree. The coconut oil is used for cooking, as hair oil and in manufacture of soap. The coir extracted from the husk of the coconut tree is used for making rope, door mats, carpets and as protection against soil erosion.

Fishing and allied industries is another major source of livelihood. The place is endowed with a network of canals which are invariably connected with either the Arabian sea on the west or the Vembanad back waters on the east side. Of late prawn farming has caught up with the place. The prawn mainly go into the export market.

Poochakkal is a big town and economical capital of Thycattusserry situated in Cherthala-Arookutty Bus route.

Temples

Masjid

Churches

Railway

Waterway

Thycattusserry lies between the Kottapuram-Kollam National Inland Waterway passing through the Vembanad lake. Prior to the coming of NH-47 the cargo and freight from Cochin market was transported in country boats through the Vembanad lake via the small lake diverting from Arukutty-Kudapuram-Ulavaipu[Kaithappuzha Lake]. Now these country boats are no more used for cargo transportation, instead converted into tourist floating house boats. We can reach Vaikom by the Tavankadav-Vaikom ferry service covering approx 3.5 km across the Vembanad lake and joining the Kottayam district at Vaikom jetty and also Jangar Servises to reach Thuravoor from Thycattusserry and Nerekadavu[Vaikom] from Makkekadavu.

Local places in Thycattusserry

Nrekadev

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References

  1. 1 2 "Census of India:Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.