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Kozhikode ( Calicut)

      North of Kerala lies the land, the legendary traveller Marco Polo described in A.D 1320 as "the great province of Malabar".After the 13th century, Kozhikode grew in importance as a port and as the capital of the Samoothiri kings or Zamorins, as they were called by the Portugese. In fact some historians say, Calicut derives it's name from the fortified palace ' koyil kotta ' built by a samoothiri ruler. Senic beautyCalicut has also lent it's name to ' Calico ' - a fine hand woven cloth said to have originated in this place. Kozhikode is an important trading centre for timber,tiles and shopping ground for the famous delicacy - kozhikode Halwa. Beypore, 11 km away is a ship buiding centre famous for it's country crafts called 'uru'. Telicherry and Sultan Battery, 98 km away are important trading centres. The city Area is about 30.61 sq km.
 

Kozhikode-General Information
District Kozhikkod
Area (in sq.km.) 2344
Population 2,878,498
Males 1,398,674
Females 1,479,824
Sex ratio : Females/1000 1058
Density of Population 1228
Per Capita Income (in Rs) 18105
Literacy rate 92.45%; Male 96.30%; Female 88.86%
Coastal line in km. 71
Water bodied area in ha. 4,400
Forest area in ha. 41386
Assembly Constituencies 1. Perambra  
2. Koduvalli 
3. Kunnamangalam   
4. Thiruvampadi
5. Kozhikkod-1 
6. Kozhikkod-2
7. Koyilandi  
8. Meppayoor
9. Nadapuram 
10. Vadakara
11. Beppur 
12. Balusseri
Taluks
Head Quarters
No. of Villages
Kozhikkod Kozhikkod
52
Koyilandi Koyilandi
35
Vadakara Vadakara
23
WEATHER
Monthly rainfall (m.m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall 10.7 0.5 0.0 77.7 143.0 790.4 454.3 452.1 126.2 270.1 103.8 100.3
Temperature
Max : 31.7 32.1 32.8 33.3 32.2 29.5 28.2 28.4 29.5 30.4 31.2 31.5
Mini : 22 23.1 24.8 25.9 25.5 23.3 23.3 23.5 23.9 23.9 23.5 22.4
Relative Humidity
Max : 73 75 74 74 80 90 93 92 87 85 80 75
Mini : 22.8 24.9 27.9 32.1 30.6 29.9 29.2 29.3 29.2 29.2 27.5 24.0
Source : Meterological Centre, Thiruvananthapuram
 
 

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