World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Munroe Island

Article Id: WHEBN0002793187
Reproduction Date:

Title: Munroe Island  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kerala backwaters, Kollam, Kollam district, Peruman railway accident, Munroe
Collection: Islands of Kerala, Islands of Kollam, Kollam District, River Islands of India
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Munroe Island

Munroe Island
Mundrothuruthu, Manrothuruthu, Munroethuruth
Munroe Island is located in Kerala
Munroe Island
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
 • Total 13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 691502
Telephone code 0474
Nearest city Kollam - 16 km (By Rail)
Website .com.munroethuruthuwww

Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, South India. The island, accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation, is about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Kollam by road, 38 kilometres (24 mi) north from Paravur, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west from Kundara and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Karunagapally. As of 2011 India census data, the administrative village of Mundrothuruth (which includes nearby small villages as well) has a total population of 9599, consisting of 4636 males and 4963 females.

The place is named in honour of Resident Colonel John Munro of the former Princely State of Travancore. The island measures 13.4 square kilometres (5.2 sq mi) in area.


  • History 1
  • Tourism 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


In 1795 the British established their supremacy in South India and the princely state of Travancore came under their governance. From 1800 onwards, a Resident was appointed by East India Company as administrative head of Travancore. The first Resident was Colonel Collin Macaulay, followed by Colonel John Munro. During his tenure Munro oversaw the land reclamation efforts in the delta where Kallada River joins Ashtamudi Lake and the reclaimed island was named after him as Munroe Island.

The villagers depended on coconut coir manufacturing as livelihood, however, post Indian ocean Tsunami, things have changed.


Uninhabited island in Munroe

The island village is a tourism destination where one can see the coir retting process, coir weaving, fishing, prawns feeding, migratory bird watch, narrow canals and waterways, coconut farms on the lake shore, lagoons, mangrove plants and the beautiful tiny islands of Pathupara.

Kallada Boat Race, which is one of the famous boat races in Kerala, is at Karuvathrakadavu- Muthiraparambu nettayam in Munroethuruth.


External links

  • Munroe Island website
  • Munroe Island Facebook Page...[1]
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.