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Varapuzha Bridge
Coordinates: 10°06′41″N76°15′27″E / 10.1113133°N 76.2575627°E / 10.1113133; 76.2575627 Coordinates: 10°06′41″N76°15′27″E / 10.1113133°N 76.2575627°E / 10.1113133; 76.2575627
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Nearest City Ernakulam
  Total7.74 km2 (2.99 sq mi)
  Density2,909/km2 (7,530/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-42

Varapuzha, IPA:  [ʋɐɾɐːpːuɻɐ] , (also known by its former name Verapoly) is a northern suburb of the city of Kochi. It is a census town in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. Situated around 15 km (9 mi) from the city centre and 8 km (5 mi) from Edapally, the areas lies in the NH 66 connecting Vytilla with North Paravur. Its specialty is that considerably large scale paddy cultivating area is situating western part of Varapuzha which is called Devaswompadam, specialised with Pokkali paddy cultivation and interim crop as fish cultivation locally called 'Kettu'. The common work of the natives are fishing and agriculture. Varapuzha is known for its fish market (Chettibagam market).


The Varapuzha Bridge (Near Historical Varapuzha Island) connects Varapuzha (Mannantturuthu) with the neighboring Cheranallur.


As of 2001 India census, [1] Varappuzha had a population of 24,516. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Varappuzha 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 Varappuzha, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Worship Centers

The majority of population belongs to Christian community. In Chirakkakom and Thevarkad most of the people belongs to Hindu Kudumbi and Konkani community.


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Varapuzha Island Institutions





Varapuzha (Varapuzha Landing P.O.), Thevarkad, Vattapotta, Chirakkakom, Puthenpally, Muttinakom, Mannamthuruth, Thundathumkadavu, Chettibhagam, Devaswompadam, Kadamakkudy, Olanad, Muttinakam

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