Kavanad

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Kavanad
കാവനാട്
Kavanad
Neighbourhood
Kavanad Junction
Kavanad Junction
Kavanad is located in Kollam
Kavanad
Kavanad
Kavanad is located in Kerala
Kavanad
Kavanad
Location in Kollam, India
Coordinates: 8°54′49″N 76°33′25″E / 8.91361°N 76.55694°E / 8.91361; 76.55694Coordinates: 8°54′49″N 76°33′25″E / 8.91361°N 76.55694°E / 8.91361; 76.55694
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Government
 • Type Municipal corporation
 • Body Kollam Municipal Corporation(KMC)[1]
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691003
Vehicle registration KL-02
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Civic agency Kollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature 34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 22 °C (72 °F)
Website http://www.kollam.nic.in

Kavanad is a suburban area of Kollam Municipal Corporation in Kerala. It is a major market town located at the northern suburb of Kollam City in India, it is coming under Sakthikulangara zone of Kollam Municipal Corporation.[2] It is just 3 km from the port town of Neendakara. Kavanad, a narrow strip of land sandwiched between the Arabian Sea and the Ashtamudi Lake has one of the highest land values in Kollam city, the town emerged as a major shopping destination in Kollam with the advent of a number of shopping centres. A number of vehicle showrooms are also located at Kavanad-Ramankulangara-Mulamkadakam stretch, the long anticipated Kollam bypass starts just a kilometer before Kavanad from the place called Altharamoodu and expected to be completed by 2017, Kavanadu will be a major vantage point en route to Trivandrum from Alappuzha and is a fast developing satellite town within Kollam Metropolitan Area. You can also find 24 hr working shops in Kavanad which is a rarity in Kerala.

Geography[edit]

Kavanad is located at the southern tip of India and on the northern end of Kollam city Corporation, on the west coast and almost completely surrounded by water.

Location[edit]

It is on National Highway 47 between Kollam and Karunagappally. Nearest railway station is Kollam Junction Railway Station is 5 km away.

Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram Airport around 75km away.

School[edit]

Lake Ford School,St Mary's residential central school are the CBSE curriculam schools in Kavanadu. Holy family convent Aravila, Government UP School Venkulangara, are the other schools in Kavanadu vallikeezhu Girls Higher Secondary school is one of the government school with highest percentage of victory in the state. Apart from these schools a lot of vocational training centres are also located in Kavanadu.

Economy[edit]

Kavanad has a flourishing fish and sea food export/processing industry, due to its proximity to the Arabian Sea and Ashtamudi Lake. Sreesatha temple, Muhiyudeen Masjid and Mukkad Holy Family Church are the major places of worship in Kavanad. Kavanad falls under the Kollam Corporation Circle, the people of kavanad majorly occupied in fishing related businesses. A lot of people also travels abroad to gulf countries for better prospects. Kavanadu market is one of the biggest markets in Kollam district and a lot of people from other parts of Kollam come here to purchase fresh fish, meat, vegetables etc.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Kollam Corporation
  2. ^ "Building Permit Management System -Kollam Corporation". Retrieved 16 December 2014. 

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