Paravur, Kollam

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Paravur
Paravoor
Municipal Town
From top: Paravur railway station, Paravur Lake(Kaayal), Aayiravilli Temple Festival, Pulimuttu in Paravur Pozhikara
From top: Paravur railway station, Paravur Lake(Kaayal), Aayiravilli Temple Festival, Pulimuttu in Paravur Pozhikara
Paravur is located in Kerala
Paravur
Paravur
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 8°48′40″N 76°40′08″E / 8.811°N 76.669°E / 8.811; 76.669Coordinates: 8°48′40″N 76°40′08″E / 8.811°N 76.669°E / 8.811; 76.669
Country India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Native Language Malayalam
Established 1932
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Paravur Municipality
 • Municipal Chairman K. P. Kurup (CPIM)
Area
 • Total 19.19 km2 (7.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 43,739[1][2]
Demonym(s) Paravukkaran
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691 301
Telephone code 0474
Vehicle registration KL-76
Nearest city Kollam (22 kilometres (14 mi))
Constituency Chathannoor
Taluk Kollam
Website www.paravurmunicipality.in

Paravur (Paravūr), is a town and a municipality in the Kollam district of the Indian state of Kerala.

Administration[edit]

Paravur Municipality consists of Kottapuram, Koonayil, Thekkumbhagam, Chillakkal, Perumpuzha, Nedungolam, Pozhikara, Maniyamkulam, Kurumandal, Kottamoola, Attinpuram & Kochalummoodu.[4] Paravur Municipality is a Grade-II Municipality of Kerala.

Geography[edit]

Paravur is located at 8.78 N 76 E.[5] It has an average elevation of 10 metres (32 feet). Paravur, 21 kilometers from the Kollam, is a narrow skirt of land stretching in between the backwaters and the sea. There is an elevation of 6 metres above sea level, extending to 16 metres on the inland.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[6] Paravur has a population of 43,739 (38,652 is the urban population and 5,087 is the village population). Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Paravur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 77%. In Paravur, 10% of the population are under 6 years of age. Total number of households are 9,155.

History[edit]

Pozhikara was the administrative headquarters of Paravur. Remnants of the old fort, Thaana (police station) and Anchalappees (post office) still remain.[7] A mint of the erstwhile Travancore Kingdom for printing and punching their currencies was once situated at Paravur.[8] Paravur panchayat was formed in 1936 as one of the four panchayats sanctioned by Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan-Travancore).

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

There are so many important roads in Paravur, connecting Kollam city and neighbouring towns like Varkala, Chathannoor, Parippally, Poothakkulam. The 14.1 km long Paravur-Kollam Coastal Road is connecting Kollam city with Paravur, via Kollam Beach, Paapanasam Beach, Kakkathoppu, Mukkom, Thanni and Pozhikara.[9][10]

Paravur Municipal Bus Stand is the one and only bus stand in Paravur municipal town of Kollam district, Kerala, the bus stand construction project was implemented by the Municipal council of Paravur before some years.[11]

Rail[edit]

Paravur railway station, an "Adarsh station", is situated at a distance of half kilometer away from the heart of Paravur town. It is a 'D-Class' railway station coming under the Southern Railway Zone. Paravur is connected to various cities in India like Kollam, Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, Palakkad, Thrissur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mangalore, Pune, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy and Tirunelveli through Indian Railways.[12]

Industrial development[edit]

As part of the industry sector development plans of Kollam district, an IT Park would be setting up at Paravur Municipal area in an extent of 5 acres of land, the land can be acquired with the assistance of Land Use Board or Paravur Municipality. rail-Road linkages will be established. The Government also have plans to set up a Coir manufacturing unit and a Handloom unit at Paravur and considering the possibilities for setting up a food park also.[13]

Notable people[edit]

  1. Late K.C. Kesava Pillai 1868-1914 (Carnatic Music Composer, Poet)
  2. Late. Paravur G.Devarajan (Music Director)
  3. Late. Paravur Ramachandran (Actor)
  4. C.V Padmarajan (Ex-Finance Minister of Kerala)
  5. P. K. Gurudasan, MLA (Former Labour Minister of Kerala)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kollam District Level Statistics 2011". censusindia.gov.in. 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Kollam District Level Statistics 2011". censusindia.gov.in. 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Demography" (PDF). 
  4. ^ "Municipal wards in Paravur". 
  5. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Paravur
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  7. ^ History of Paravur
  8. ^ "Every coin counts". Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Annual Plan write up 2014(for Transport and Communication)". Finance Department-Government of Kerala. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kollam-Paravur coastal road to be revived — The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "10 high mast lights to be set up in Kollam". The Hindu. Retrieved 2015-04-22. 
  12. ^ Paravur Railway Station - Indiarailinfo.com
  13. ^ Town planning-Kollam

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Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies Paravur's climate as tropical wet and dry (Aw).

Climate data for Paravur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.2
(86.4)
30.9
(87.6)
31.9
(89.4)
31.9
(89.4)
31.4
(88.5)
29.2
(84.6)
28.8
(83.8)
29.1
(84.4)
29.4
(84.9)
29.5
(85.1)
29.3
(84.7)
29.6
(85.3)
30.1
(86.18)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
27.1
(80.8)
28.2
(82.8)
28.6
(83.5)
28.3
(82.9)
26.5
(79.7)
26.1
(79)
26.4
(79.5)
26.6
(79.9)
26.6
(79.9)
26.4
(79.5)
26.1
(79)
26.94
(80.5)
Average low °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
23.3
(73.9)
24.6
(76.3)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
23.9
(75)
23.5
(74.3)
23.7
(74.7)
23.8
(74.8)
23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
23.84
(74.91)
Average precipitation mm (inches) - - - - - - - - - - - -
Average rainy days - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mean daily sunshine hours - - - - - - - - - - - -
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

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