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Karunagappally
Town, Municipality, Taluk
Country India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Government
 • Body Karunagappally Municipality
Area
 • Total 66.34 km2 (25.61 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 45,336
 • Density 856/km2 (2,220/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690518
Telephone code +91 (0)4762
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-23
Nearest city Kollam (27 km)
Sex ratio 999 /
Literacy 94.26%
Civic agency Karunagappally Municipality
Climate Am/Aw (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature 27.2 °C (81.0 °F)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 24.4 °C (75.9 °F)

Karunagappally, is a municipality in Kollam district, Kerala, India.

History

Karunagappally was an ancient Buddhist site.

Demographics

Under 2011 India census, the population of Karunagappalli Municipality is 45,336.

Economy

Karungappally used to be an agrarian economy until the late 19th century with coconut, banana, tapioca and paddy as the main crops grown. With rapid urbanization and the consequent pressure on land, the reliance on agriculture has dwindled. Fishing forms the major source of livelihood for the coast dwellers. The area also receives substantial foreign remittances from the large number of people from here working in the Gulf countries. Now Kerala's many prominent business centres had their branches here.

Politics

Karunagapalli assembly constituency is part of Alappuzha Lok Sabha constituency and the major political parties in Karunagappally municipality and nearby panchayaths were CPI[M], CONGRESS, BJP.

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