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Census Town
Kundara is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Kundara is located in India
Kundara (India)
Coordinates: 8°59′48.84″N 76°52′19.56″E / 8.9969000°N 76.8721000°E / 8.9969000; 76.8721000Coordinates: 8°59′48.84″N 76°52′19.56″E / 8.9969000°N 76.8721000°E / 8.9969000; 76.8721000
Country India
37 m (121 ft)
 • Total33,959[1]
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 (0)474
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-02
Nearest cityKollam (13 km)
Sex ratio1096 /
Civic agencyElamballoor Panchayat
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)

Kundara is a census town in Kerala and is part of Kollam Metropolitan Area, India.[2] Kundara is situated 13 km east of Kollam city, 14 km west of Kottarakkara and 24 km north of Paravur. Kundara is significant for its historic involvement in the Indian independence movement.[3] Kundara was once the industrial hub of Southern Kerala, which was the home to prominent industrial companies including Kerala Electricals Limited, the Aluminium Industry Limited of Kundara, and the Lakshmi Starch company. Many of these companies have since failed and Kundara is attempting to revive this industrial tradition by developing Technopark Kollam and The Kerala Ceramics Limited.[4][5][6]

Kundara is located on the shores of Kanjiracode Lake, a branch of Ashtamudi Lake which has one of the finest quality Green chromide (Karimeen) fish available in India. This lake recently received Marine Stewardship council recognition for sustainable fishing.[7]


Kundara has a prominent place in the history of Kerala, having gone through an independence struggle in 1809 due to the Kundara proclamation. The movement was first spearheaded by Velu Thampi Dalawa, and later by the princely state of Diwan of Travancore.[8]


Religion in Kundara[9]
Religion Percentage
Distribution of religions
Includes Not Stated, Sikhs (<0.01%), Buddhists (<0.01%).

As of the 2011 Census of India,[10] Kundara is a census town in Kollam District in the state of Kerala with a total population of 33,959. The population of children aged 0-6 is 3243, representing 9.55% of the total population of Kundara. The female sex ratio is 1096 per 1000 males, against state average of 1084 and the child sex ratio is 993 females per 1000 males, compared to the Kerala state average of 964. Kundara's literacy rate is 93.99%, lower than the state average of 95%. The male literacy is 96.42% and the female literacy rate is 91.80%.


Kundara is one among the 11 legislative assembly constituencies in the district of Kollam. J. Mercykutty Amma is the current elected member from Kundara constituency and she is one of the sitting ministers in the State Cabinet.[11] Kundara is coming in Kollam Lok Sabha Constituency.


Kundara and Kundara East are the railway stations in Kundara town. In Kerala it is very rare to have more than one railway station in a town.[12][13] The National Highway 744 (India) and National Highway 183 (India), that connect the city of Kollam with places in Tamilnadu, pass through Kundara. Numerous private operators and KSRTC buses use these highways to move between Kundara and Kollam, Kayamkulam, Punalur, Theni, Kumily, Tenkasi, Madurai, and Tirunelveli. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.


  1. ^ "Elampalloor Population Census 2011". Census 2011. Census Population 2015 Data. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Thrikadavur becomes part of Kollam city". The Hindu. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. ^ Rajeev, Sharat Sunder (16 October 2015). "The unsung artist". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  4. ^ "17 PSUs in Kerala register operational profit as 13 clock net profit". The New Indian Express. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Kollam Urban Region". Census 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Kollam city population Census". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Kerala's Ashtamudi lake gets recognition for sustainable clam fishing". The Hindu. 7 November 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  8. ^ Rajeev, Sharat Sunder (6 May 2016). "Home of the brave". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Kundara/Elamballoor Town Census 2011 data". Census2011. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Elampalloor City Population Census 2011 - Kerala". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Kerala Assembly Election - 2016". Elections.in. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Kundara East Railway Station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Kundara Railway Station". India Rail Info. Retrieved 10 November 2016.