|Municipality (Municipal Town)|
Adoor central junction
|• Municipal chairperson||Shyni Jose|
|• Total||35.5 km2 (13.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam language, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||KL-26 (Adoor Sub RTO)|
|Sex ratio||1145 ♂/♀|
Adoor (Malayalam: അടൂർ), sometimes spelled Adur is a developing municipal town in the Pathanamthitta district in Kerala State. Adoor is the one of the Revenue Divisions of the Pathanamthitta District. Adoor was previously in the Kollam District.
Adoor is located in the eastern end of the Pathanamthitta district and also in the centre of South Kerala and located near places like Kayamkulam, Punalur, Pathanamthitta, Chengannur and Tiruvalla. The rivers of Achenkovil and Kallada River passes through Adoor, with landlocked irrigating streams.
Adoor is part of the Pathanamthitta District and is a major town in Central Travancore. Geographically it is situated between Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam. Before the formation of the Pathanamthitta district in 1982, Adoor was in the Kollam district. Adoor's Assembly Constituency is a part of the newly formed Pathanamthitta Loksabha Constituency. Later it was in Adoor loksabha constituency itself.
Adoor was a Panchayat government body before the 90s. It was changed into municipality in the same time when Tiruvalla was made a municipality. It is a holy town and is well known throughout Kerala and has lot of places of interest. Adoor is a cultural capital of central Kerala.
Hindus are the majority in Adoor while Christians are also good in number. Muslims are comparatively less. There are several places of worship here which shows the religious prosperity. People belonging to all sections enjoys religious harmony and mutual cooperations exists between them.
Adoor is famous for its contribution to arts and culture, as well as for being the birthplace of well-known personalities as Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Adoor Bhasi, Adoor Bhavani, Adoor Pankajam, Adoor Govindankutty,Chandralekha, Adoor Prakash, Pazhakulam Madhu, Anil H.H. Well known events in Adoor include Ecumenical Conventions of Christian churches, Ezhamkulam Thookkam in Ezhamkulam Devi Temple, Gajamela at Sree Parthasarathy Temple, Thrichengamagalem mahadevar Temple Ulsavam, Kodumon Chilanthy Temple, and so on.
Mannadi, situated in Adoor, is where Velu Thampi Dalawa, the renowned freedom fighter of Travancore and diwan (title), diwan of Travancore Princely State, spent his last days. A historical museum, a statue of Veluthampi Dalawa and an open-air theatre are the major attractions here. The annual temple festival is held from February to March.
As of 2014[update] Kerala census, Adoor had a population of 60,558 people, including NRI's. Nearly 90% of population resides in the suburb regions and only 10% resides in the urban area. Literacy of Adoor is 96.31% in which 97% of men are literate and 94% for women. More than half of the total population is filled by Hindus and Christians and also other scheduled castes.
Adoor is one of the rainiest places in Kerala. The summer season and rainy season occurs from April to July. The month of July receives significant amount of rainfall about 1,418 millimetres (55.8 inches). Humidity increases in the months of April and June. The winter season normally starts from October to January. Slight Mist and fog is experienced here. Moderate temperatures occur from February and March.
|Climate data for Adoor, Kerala|
|Average high °C (°F)||31.2
|Average low °C (°F)||21.0
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||1
Adoor is one of the biggest producers of coconut, bananas and tapioca. Here mousambi is grown, including red coconuts and red bananas. The soil in Adoor is good for cultivation and is from the minerals given by the rivers achenkovil and kallada. A lot of paan trees are grown here
Adoor being the centre of Kerala has good highways and roads for the pleasure of travel and for the shipment of goods. Adoor has the Mc road passing through it till Trivandrum and the NH-183A passing through Adoor connecting Bharanikavu and other major places. The Mc road in Adoor-Pandalam route is a 4 laned road and is very good for travelling without any guters or broken roads. A bypass of MC-Road has been built for travelling to Other places without touching the main Adoor Town.The Bypass starts from Nelimutipaddy in Adoor and ends at Karuvatta in Adoor nearly the end of Adoor.The Kayamkulam-Punalur road also passes through Adoor making it the centre of Kayamkulam and Punalur. People mostly use MC-Road in Adoor for travelling to Trivandrum other than using NH-47 to avoid traffic-jams and heat of the coastal areas touching the NH-47. The MC-Road gives pleasure and safety to travellers with no traffic-jams so people mostly take the Adoor-Trivandrum route for travelling to Trivandrum. Also with the NH-220 connecting Kollam.
The nearest railway stations are at Kayamkulam, Chengannur and Tiruvalla. A railway station was implemented to come in Adoor but this plan was shifted to Mavelikkara. Now ideas are being put up for bringing a major railway station to Adoor very soon.The proposed railway station will be having railway flyovers and nearly 8 tracks with a big station.
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