Neendakara

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Neendakara
Urban Village
Parimanam Sri Durga Devi Temple-Neendakara
Neendakara Port, Kollam
Coordinates: 8°56′19″N 76°32′25″E / 8.93861°N 76.54028°E / 8.93861; 76.54028Coordinates: 8°56′19″N 76°32′25″E / 8.93861°N 76.54028°E / 8.93861; 76.54028
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKollam
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
691582
Telephone code0476
Vehicle registrationKL-23, KL-
Nearest cityKollam City (9 km)
ClimateTropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

Neendakara is a suburb of Kollam city in Kerala, India.[1] The twin harbours, Neendakara and Shakthikulangara are located here. Neendakara harbour is the largest fishing harbour in the state.[2] Trawling ban and withdrawal of the state official start from Neendakara harbour. It is about 10km away from the city center.[3]

Neendakara Church

Location[edit]

Neendakara is 30 km north of Paravur and 14 km south of Karunagappally town.

History[edit]

When Portuguese traders settled in Kollam (then Quilon) in the early 16th century, their ships passed through the Neenadakara bar, now the site of Neendakara Bridge, part of National Highway 66, which connects the village to Sakthikulangara across Ashtamudi Lake.

Etymology[edit]

In Malayalam, Neendakara means "a long bank".[4]

Norwegian Project[edit]

The headquarters of the Indo-Norwegian Fisheries Community project, established in 1953, was based in Neendakara until 1961, when the site was handed over to the Government of Kerala.[5]

Panoramic view of Neendakara bridge and Ashtamudi Lake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Kollamnic.in|Villages in Karunagappally Taluk
  2. ^ "Neendakara Port Kerala". Tour My India. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Kollam braces for monsoon trawl ban". Deccan Chronicle. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  4. ^ Gulati, Leela (1984). Fisherwomen on the Kerala Coast: Demographic and Socio-economic Impact of a Fisheries Development Project. International Labour Organisation. p. 48. ISBN 978-92-2-103626-5. Retrieved 20 May 2009.
  5. ^ "History". National Institute of Fisheries Post Harvest Technology and Training. Retrieved 20 May 2009.