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|Lok Sabha constituency||Pathanamthitta|
Kumbanad is a place in koipuram panchayath Pathanamthitta district of Central Travancore area in Kerala state, in India. It is a part of Thiruvalla Taluk. It is situated on the (Thiruvalla-Pathanamthitta-Kumbazha Road — SH07). Kumbanad is one of the wealthiest settlement in India. It has also the highest number of Christian houses of worship in India, estimated to be over fifty, for an area of its size.
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport and Trivandrum airport.
Pullad, the closest town, is 3 km from Kumbanad.
Kumbanad is derived from two words in malayalam, Kumbhi and Nadu, which together mean "the land of elephants". It is believed that many wild animals and elephants roamed about this place a hundred years ago.
Remittance from NRIs is the primary source of income. The large number of ATMs and high bank density are also attributed to large bank deposits. As of 2009, the bank deposits for the Kumbanad-Pullad-Thiruvalla belt are estimated to be 5,400 Crore.
There are other small business and services that depend on the foreign remittance. Since most of the emigrants are young and middle aged, most of the settled population is old-aged. There are services and health care units that cater to their needs. 90% of the emigrants are from America,& Middle East.
Kumbanad is part of Aranmula assembly segment and Adv. K. Sivadasan Nair -UDF/INC is the current MLA. In Lok sabha, Kumbanad is represented by the sitting MP from Pathanamthitta, Mr. Anto Antony (Indian National Congress). Ajitha Kumari (United Democratic Front) is the current Koipuram panchayat president.
Kumbanad has a tropical climate. The region receives most of the rain from the South-West monsoon from June to August and the North-East monsoon during October and November. Although the summer is from March to May, it receives locally developed thundershowers in April and May.
The famous Pentecostal Hebronpuram convention and Brethren Convention held here in the month January of every year.
Pentecost's includes Indian Pentecostal Church of God, Assemblies of God, Church of God, The Pentecostal Mission, Born again (Christianity), Presbyterianism, Nondenominational Christianity, Baptists, Pentecostal Maranatha Gospel Church, various Independent Pentecostal's and Apostolic.
1. Males: 12,823
2. Females: 14,266
3. Households: 6,615
Kumbanad is connected to Pathanamthitta, Kozhencherry, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Sabarimala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Guruvayoor, Tuticorin, Coimbatore, Salem, Velankanni, Hosur and Bangalore by private and government operated KSRTC buses. Kumbanad has been included in one of the new stations in the draft plan for the Tiruvalla - Sabarimala railway line.
T.K.Road ( Tiruvalla-Pathanamthitta-Kumbazha Road / SH - 07 ) connects Kumbanad to Thiruvalla, Manjadi, Kattode, Thottabhagom, Vallamkulam, Nellad, Eraviperoor, Pullad, Chettimukku, Maramon, Kozhencherry, Thekkemala, Nelikala, Elanthoor and Pathanamthitta. The Main Central Road from Thiruvalla connects to major towns/cities in Kerala. Muttumon connects Kumbanad to Kurianur, Mallapally, Vennikulam and towns in Kottayam district. The road from Kumbanad main kavala connects to Arrattupuzha via Kareelamukku, Othera, etc. and further on to Chengannur. Valathukara Canal can be seen on this route
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