Kokkothamangalam village, except the portion included in Cherthala municipality are treated in the 1981 census as census towns based on the threefold criteria adopted for treating a place as census town.
Under the local self-government system, the district is divided into 5 statutory towns and Development blocks consisting of 71 panchayats. It may be noted that the jurisdiction of Development Block includes the areas falling in census towns also.
I. Administrative Divisions : CT-Census Town; M-Municipality; UA-Urban Area
Taluks : Cherthala, Ambalapuzha, Kuttanad, Karthikappally, Chengannur, Mavelikkara.
Development Blocks : Thaicattussery, Pattanakkad, Kanjikuzhi, Aryad, Ambalapuzha, Champakulam, Veliyanad, Chengannur, Haripad, Mavelikkara, Bharanickavoo, Muthukulam (Major portion), Kulanada (small portion).
Towns and Urban Agglomerations having population less than one lakh : Aroor (CT), Arookutty (CT), Kodamthuruthu (CT), Mannancherry (CT), Kayamkulam (M), Chengannur (M), Mavelikkara (M).
Cities and Urban Agglomerations having population of one lakh and above :
(a) Cherthala (M)
(b) vayalar East Village portion (CT)
(c) Kokkothamangalam (CT)
(d) Thanneermukkom (CT)
(e) Muhamma (CT)
(a) Alappuzha (M) : (i) Kalarcode (OG), (ii) Punnapra (OG)
(b) Komalapuram (CT).
II. Parliamentary constituencies along assembly segments (1996)
Name & No. of Parliamentary Constituencies :
Alappuzha - 15
Mavelikkara - 16
No. & Name of Assembly Segments :
97 - Aroor :: Aroor, Ezhupunna, Kadakarappally, Kodamthurthu, Kuthiathodu, Pattanakad, Thuravoor a Vayalar Panchayats in Sherthalai taluk.
98 - Sherthalai :: Sherthalai municipality and Chennam Pallipuram, Mattathilbhagom, Panavally, Thycattussery and Sherthalai South panachayats in Sherthalai taluk.
99 - Mararikulam :: Kanjikuzhy, Marraikulam North, Muhamma and Thaneermukkom Panchayats in Sherthalai taluk : and Aryad, Mannancherry and Mararikulam - South panchayats in Ambalapuzha taluk.
100 - Alleppey :: Alleppey municipality.
101 - Ambalapuzha :: Ambalapuzha, Punnapra, Purakad and Thakazhi (part) panchayats in Kuttanad taluk.
102 - Kuttanad :: Kavalam, Muttar, Neelamperoor, Pulincunnu, Ramankari, Veluyanad, Champakulam, Edathua and Thalavady panchayats in Kuttanad taluk : and Veeyapuram panchayat in Karthikappally taluk.
103 - Haripad :: Cheruthana, Chingoli, Haripad, Karthikappally, Karuvatta, Kumarapuram, pallipad, Thrikunnapuzha, Cheppad and Arattupuzha panchayats in Karthikappally taluk.
The community wise break up [OBC] in Alleppey is Muslims [9%], Christians [25%], Scheduled Castes [8%], Ezhavas [30%], Nairs [13%] and Brahmins [4%], of the Scheduled Castes, Pulayans [5%] are the most numerous.
104 - Kayamkulam :: Kayamkulam municipality and Kandalloor, Muthukulam,Pathiyoor, Devikulangara and Krishnapuram panchayats in Karthikappally taluk.
108 - Chengannur :: Venmoney, Ala, Bhudhanoor, Chengannur, Cheriyanad, Mannar, Pandanad, Puliyoor and Thiruvandoor panchayats in Chengannur Taluk.
109 - Mavelikkara :: Mavelikara municipality and Chennithala, Thripperumthara, Chettikulangara, Mavelikkara, Thekkekara, Bharanikkavu and Vallikunnam Panchayats in Mavelikkara Taluk.
110 - Pandalam :: Thazhakara, Noornad, Palamel, Pandalam Thekkera and Mavelikara Thamarakulam Panchayats in Mavelikara Taluk.