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Town, Municipality, Taluk
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CountryIndia
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Government
 • BodyKarunagappally Municipality
 • ChairpersonM Sobhana
 • Vice ChairmanSakeena Salam
Area
 • Total66.34 km2 (25.61 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total45,336[1]
 • Density856/km2 (2,220/sq mi)
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Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
690518
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-23
Nearest cityKollam (27 km)
Sex ratio999 /
Literacy94.26%
Civic agencyKarunagappally Municipality
ClimateAm/Aw (Köppen)
Avg. annual temperature27.2 °C (81.0 °F)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature24.4 °C (75.9 °F)

Karunagappally is a municipality in Kollam district, Kerala, India.[2]

History

Karunagappally was an ancient Buddhist site.

Demographics

Under 2011 India census, the population of Karunagappalli Municipality is 45,336.[1]

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.[3]

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