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Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 10°01′50″N 76°40′31″E / 10.0305000°N 76.675270°E / 10.0305000; 76.675270Coordinates: 10°01′50″N 76°40′31″E / 10.0305000°N 76.675270°E / 10.0305000; 76.675270

Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,563
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 686671
Telephone code 91-485-
Vehicle registration KL-7
Literacy 100%

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.(CBSEcurriculum also gives better education for the young community.

Pothanicad is 16 km away from Thommankuthu water falls [1], the nearest tourist location and approximately 22 km from well known bird’s sanctuary Thattekkad near Kothamangalam.


As of 2001 India census, Pothanikkad had a population of 17563 with 8764 males and 8799 females.[1]


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