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Nedumangad

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Country  India
Area  32.52 km2
District  Thiruvananthapuram
State  Kerala

Nedumangad in the past, History of Nedumangad
Colleges and Universities  Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology, Govt. Polytechnic, Nedumangad

Languages spoken  Malayalam, English

Map of Nedumangad

Nedumangad is a municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a suburb of the extended metropolitan region of Thiruvananthapuram city. It is located around 17 km to the north-east of Thiruvananthapuram city on the Thiruvananthapuram — Thenmala State Highway. It is an important centre for the commercial trade in pepper and rubber. A wholesale market set up by the Department of Agriculture (with the assistance of the European Union) is also situated there. It's also the headquarters of Nedumangad taluk.

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History

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Nedumangad panchayat was formed on 1936. It was one among the 4 Panchayats sanctioned by Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan-Thiruvithamcore). The others were Paravur, Boothapandi and Perumbavoor.

Geography

Nedumangad is located at 8.6°N 77.0°E / 8.6; 77.0. It has an average elevation of 68 metres (223 feet).

It lies 18 km from Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum) on the way to Ponmudi hill resort. It is the capital of the taluk, and is unique for having no coastal belt or railway lines.

It is bounded on the west by Trivandrum Taluk, on the east by the State of Tamil Nadu, on the south by Neyyattinkara Taluk and on the north by Kollam District.

Places of interest

Agasthyarkoodam, a mountain preserve famous for its abundant ayurvedic herbs and medicinal plants is around 50 km away. About 32 km from Nedumangad, en route to the Ponmudi Hill Resort lies the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, which is of particular interest to ornithologists. Near Nedumangad town another Monolithic - Thiruchittapara is located. With Siva Vishnu Temple, lots of monkeys congregated this place. The name Nedumangadu means kadu (forest) of Vishnu, who was called Neduman, Neduvan, and Nediyavan in ancient texts like Chilappadikaram. Vembayam is another famous town in Nedumangadu taluk. Kerala's Numismatic museum is at Koikkal Palace within Nedumangad Town. The palace was the residence of one of the prominent matriarchal lines of Travancore.

Road transport

  • It is located 17 km to the north-east of thiruvananthapuram city.On the way to thiruvananthapuram-thenkasi state highway. Bus service connected by kerala state road transport corporation (ksrtc).
  • Air

  • Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport(TRV)
  • Rail

  • Nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram central (TVC).
  • Politics

    Nedumangad assembly constituency is part of the Attingal (Lok Sabha constituency). C Divakkaran of CPI is MLA of Nedumangad assembly constituency and Dr.A.Sampath of CPIM is MP of Attingal Lok Sabha constituency.

    References

    Nedumangad Wikipedia


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