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Alengad

Alangad
Village
Alangad
Alangad
Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 10°6′0″N 76°18′0″E / 10.10000°N 76.30000°E / 10.10000; 76.30000Coordinates: 10°6′0″N 76°18′0″E / 10.10000°N 76.30000°E / 10.10000; 76.30000

Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Government
 • Body Alangad
Area
 • Total 18.35 km2 (7.08 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 31,870
 • Density 1,739/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 683511
Telephone code 0484
Vehicle registration KL 42
Nearest city North Paravur
Sex ratio 1008 : 1000 /
Literacy 100%%
Lok Sabha constituency Ernakulam
Civic agency Alangad
Website

Alangad is a village in Paravur Taluk, Ernakulam District, in the Indian state of Kerala. It is right in the middle of North Paravur and Aluva. The Kochi city is 15 km away.

Etymology

The name Alangad has been derived from "alam" means sugarcane.

History

Alangad was once famous in the state for its sugarcane fields. In the past Alangad was a small kingdom ruled by the Alangad Kings. Visscher refers the battle that took place between the Alangad King and the Paravoor (N.Parur) King in his 'Letters from Malabar' written in 1720CE. Years back Alangad had its own place in the agricultural industry. The village was scenic with its greenery and was covered almost entirely with vast expanses of paddy fields and Coconut trees. Later on the advent of red bricks business made the paddy fields almost vanish literally. The village was blessed with fertile soil , which gave good crops for all types of agriculture. The place is situated on the banks of River Periyar. The former rulers of Alangand was known as "Alangadu Karthakal"

Economy

Alangad is located just 7 km away from North Paravur and 8 km away from Aluva. The State Highway connecting North Paravur with Aluva passes through this village. Brick business was the main trade as clay was available. Now its a major small industrial area where business like vehicles and other godowns.

Industries

  • T.V.Sundram Iyengar & Sons Ltd.Alangad.
  • Various small scale industries.

Education

Schools

  • KEM High School, Kottappuram, Alangad.
  • Infant Jesus Senior secondary School Alangad.
  • Jama At Public School Alangad.
  • Little Flower High School Panayikulam.
  • Thiruvalloor LP School, Thiruvalloor.
  • St. Mary's LP School Alangad.
  • Govt. HSS Kongorpilly
  • LP School Neerikodu.
  • LP School Olanad
  • LP School Panayikulam
  • SNP School Koduvazhanga

Relegious

Temples

  • Thiruvaloor Mahadeva temple
  • Keezhanikkavu Vishnu - Bhagavathi Temple Thiruvalloor
  • Marayil Bhagavathy Temple, Koduvazhanga
  • Neerikodu Siva Temple : A temple became history, through the court verdict.
  • Sree Krishnapuram Temple, Kottapuram
  • Iravipuram Temple, Kottapuram
  • Vettakaaran Sree Mahadeva Temple, Alangad
  • Alangad Devi Temple, Alangad
  • Kunnil Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
  • Kaarukunnu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
  • Aattuvatrikovil - Vaathurakkavu Devi Temple
  • Kottethukav Devi Temple
  • Chirangara Mahadeva Temple
  • Purappilly kavu, Karumalloor

Churches

  • Infant Jesus Church, Kunnel.
  • St. Mary's Church Alangad

Masjids

  • Alangad masjid
  • Panayikulam masjid
  • Methanam masjid
  • Malikampeedika
  • Kottapuram
  • Karingamthuruth

Important Roads

  • Parur - Aluva(Keezhmad) road
  • Kottappuram - Kongorpilly road
  • Kongorpilly - Olanad road
  • Edayar - Panayikulam road
  • Kadungallur - Koonamav road
  • Parur - Karingamthuruth - Aluva road

Localities

Neerikodu, Koduvazhanga, Iravipuram, Kottapuram, Malikampeedika, Alangad, Thiruvalloor, Kunnel, Panayikulam, Methanam, Chirayam, Kongorppilly, Olanad, Thirumuppam, Pazhampilly, Karingamthuruth

Notable People

  • M.N. Soman
  • A. Mathias Mundadan
  • G Sreedharan Pillai
  • P.S.Kalyanakrishnan.
  • V.K.Ebrahim Kunju(PWD Minister)

See also

References

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