Location of Changanacherry
Changanacherry is located 18 km south of Kottayam and 8 km north of Thiruvalla on the Main Central road. The town is situated near the tripoint of Kottayam District, Alappuzha District and Pathanamthitta district.
Population of Changanacherry
Changanacherry has the population of about 50,000. The population of Changanacherry was already 36,000 as early as the 1951 census. According to the Population Census in the year 2001, Changanacherry had a population of 51,960. The males constituted 48% of the population and females 52%.
Education of Changanacherry
Changanacherry has an average literacy rate of 94 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5percent; with male literacy of 93.9 percent and female literacy of 94.1 percent. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. A large percentage of population from Changanacherry resides abroad in the Gulf, Europe and America. Sacred heart School is one of the most important schools in Changanacherry. St. Berchmans College, also called SB College locally, was founded by the first bishop of the archdiocese of Changanacherry, Thomas Kurialacherry. It is now affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala.
Religion of Changanacherry
Changanacherry assembly constituency was a part of Kottayam (Lok Sabha constituency). However, after the Delimitation Commission's Report in 2005 in order to retain Mavelikkara Lok Sabha Constituency, Changanacherry segment in Kottayam and the neighbouring constituencies in Alappuzha District and Kollam district were put together under Mavelikkara constituency.
Tourism in Changanacherry
Changanacherry has the number of tourist destinations, temples, mosque and churches like St. Mary's Syro Malabar Catholic Cathedral, Brahmadharmalayam which is the centre for Mass pray therapy and Palliative care, Lakshmipuram Palace, the residence of the Thekkumcore royal family, Changanacherry market- one of the oldest markets of central Travancore, Kaavil Bhagavathi Kshetram, Parel Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Juma masjid, Puthoor Pally Juma Masjid, Puthur Masjid, Pazhaya Masjid, Perunna Subramanyaswami Temple, Vazhappally Mahadeven Temple, Catholic Metropolitan Church, , St. Mary's Syro, Ettumanoor Temple and The Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Changanassery, Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple, Chakkulathukavu Temple, Mannarshala Temple, Neerettupuram, Chettikulangara Temple, Mavelikkara, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple and Anikkattilammakshethram Temple.