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Kalamassery (Malayalam: കളമശ്ശേരി) is a municipality and town in India in the Ernakulam
district of the southern state of Kerala. It is also a part of the Kochi metropolitan area. It is
a concentrated region of industrialization with several factories
manufacturing chemicals and fertilizers, as well as IT companies.
In the vicinity of Kalamassery are the Thrikkakara
temple, the Cochin
University of Science and Technology and the Eloor industrial township. The Periyar river flows
Kalamassery is a relatively newly minted town and lies between
Ernakulam city and the
old town of Alwaye. Kalamassery is geographically
divided into a few smaller areas.
- North Kalamassery borders with the towns Aluva and Eloor in the north. The Apollo Tyres factory,
HMT factory, the Kalamassery Mahaganapathy
temple are located here. The Kalamassery railway station, which
primarily functions as a stop for goods trains loading and
unloading for the local factories, is located here.
- South Kalamassery borders with Thrikkakara village in the south, and is
the seat of the Municipality (earlier a Panchayat). Residential
colonies such as Shanti Nagar and Changampuzha Nagar are located
- Further south lies Pathadippalam which borders with the suburb
town of Edappally. The
Museum of Kerala History is located here.
The National Highway NH47 coming from Aluva
enters North Kalamassery and runs through South Kalamassery,
Pathadipalam, Edapally and into the Cochin bypass
As of 2001 India census,
Kalamassery had a population of 63,176. Sex ratio is 956 females
per 1000 males. Kalamassery has an average literacy rate of 84%,
which is well higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male
literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 82%. In Kalamassery, 10% of
the population is under 6 years of age. Although Hindus are the
single largest community, sizeable amounts of the population follow
Christianity and Islam.
Several schools and educational institutions are present in
Kalamassery. The sprawling campus of the Cochin University of
Science and Technology (CUSAT) is located in Thrikkakara village
which borders Kalamassery to the south. Apart from CUSAT the
following educational institutions are located in or near
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