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Mookkannoor

Mookkannoor
village
Coordinates: 10°14′26″N 76°24′58″E / 10.240495°N 76.416221°E / 10.240495; 76.416221
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictErnakulam
Population
 (2001)
 • Total18,638
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
683577
Mookkannoor Church

Mookkannoor is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. The nearest city is Angamaly (6 km) The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport (13 km) [1]

Demographics

As per|2001 India census, Mookkannoor had a population of 18638 with 9432 males and 9206 females.[1] People of Mookkannoor are known for culture and social responsibility. They have a very helpful nature, and welcoming attitude towards visitors. The Catholic religious congregation of St. Therese (CST) was founded here. The Brothers of that community are engaged in various religious and social activities including healthcare, technical training and education in Mookkannoor today. Their hospital is a major centre of medical care and nursing education. Residents of Mookkannoor and nearby areas like Manjapra, Koratty, Karukutty, Palissery, Thuravoor, Anappara, Kidangoor, Thabor are getting medical care at this hospital. Mookkannoor is a small business and cultural hub for people of neighbouring areas.

The Panchayath office, Village office, Post office, Agriculture office and Electricity office, MAGJM hospital are located in the heart of the village. Mookkannoor hosts the best self-financing engineering college of kerala - Federal Institute of Science And Technology (FISAT). Mr. K.P Hormis, who is the founder of the Federal Bank, was born in this village Mookkannoor.[2] Mokkannoor branch is one of the branches of Federal Bank which was started at the founding period. Mookkannoor is known for its educational services provided inside the village and it is one of the most developed and progressed among the nearby villages and areas when compared to them. There are many financial and educational institutions that operate at Mookkannoor now, There are so many English medium and Malayalam medium schools, Trade college - ITI which is run by CST brothers. The easiest way to Athirappilly is through Mookkannoor - Ezhattumukham or Thumboormuzhi Dam. You can save 25 km if you go through Mookkannoor Especially for the people from Ernakulam.

Mookkannoor is a Main road to famous tourist places like Athirappilly waterfalls, Vazhachal Falls, Thumboormuzhy, Silverstorm water theme park, Dream world water theme park and towards Tamil Nadu.

Mookkannoor is very close to the international shrine Malayattor where St. Thomas the Apostle held prayer at this hill top when he landed in Kerala and set up a church (1st century). Cochin International Airport - CIAL is also very near to Mookkannur.

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References

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Our Funder K. P. Hormis". Federal Bank. Retrieved 10 January 2017.