Aleppy

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Aleppy
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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 9.49°N 76.33°E
Altitude:
Present Day Details
Place Name: Alappuzha
State/Province: Kerala
Country: India
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Alleppey is a city in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. It was the largest town in Travancore State during the British period.

The development of Alleppey (now called Alappuzha), Travancore State, as a port commenced in 1762 mainly for the export of coir matting and yarn aided by the earlier construction of two canals[1].

In the second half of the 19th century the harbour at Alleppey became the major port for Travancore State. it was used for the export of timber from the State's forests, cardamom, pepper, coir and coconuts and the import of salt, rice and tobacco. A pier was built at some time in the late 19th century and the hand worked Alleppey Port Tramway linked the pier to the godowns [2].

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Alappuzha
Variants: Alleppey, Aleppy

External links

Alleppey Imperial Gazetteer

References

  1. Wikipedia " Kesavadas - Development of Alupuzha Port"; Retrieved 27 Feb 2017
  2. “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compliled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry KL01 page ....