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Malappuram" - literally meaning a terraced place atop hills, this district was carved out of the dstricts of Kozhikode and Palakkad. It figured prominently in history during the freedom struggle especially during the Mappilla revolts of malabar bvetween 1792 and 1921. Although Malappuram lags behind other districts in literacy and education standards, it has contributed immensely to Kerala's cultural traditions. It hs been a centre for vedic learning and Ponnani for education of Islamic philosophy. The father of Malayalam literature, Thunchath Ezhuthachan and Vallathol narayana Menon, often called the poet laureate of Kerala was born here.Among contemporary personages, the marxist political leader E.M.S.Namboothiripad, was born at Elamkulam in Perinthalmanna, a taluk(panchayath) of Malappuram district. The district area is about 3550 sqkm. Four important rivers of Kerala, Chaliyar, Bharathapuzha, Kadalundipuzha and Tirurpuzha flow through Malappuram district. Nilambur An extensive forest area well known for it's bamboos. Itis home to the world's oldest teak plantation known as 'Canolly's Plot'. The Famous Thirumanthankunnu temple is at Angadipuram, near Perintalmanna. The 16th century poet Poonthanam was born at Keezhattur. "Tirur" is a major business centre of Malappuram district.


District Malappuram
Area (in 3550
Population 3,629,640
Males 1,759,479
Females 1,870,161
Sex ratio : Females/1000 1063
Density of Population 1022
Per Capita Income (in Rs) 13782
Literacy rate 88.61%; Male 91.46%; Female 85..96%
Coastal line in km. 70
Water bodied area in ha. 4,994
Forest area in ha. 103417
Assembly Constituencies 1. Manjeri  
2. Kondotti 
3. Thiruoorangadi    
4. Malappuram
5. Thanoor  
6. Perinthalmanna
7. Ponnani  
8. Manakada
9. Thirur
10. Vandoor
11. Nilamboor
12. Kuttippuram
Head Quarters
No. of Villages
Nilamboor Nilamboor
Eranad Manjeri
Perinthalmanna Perinthalmanna
Thirur Thirur
Ponnani Ponnani
Thiroorangadi Thiroorangadi
Monthly rainfall (m.m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall 13.2 4.1 0.7 76.0 81.3 591.9 319.3 442.6 247.9 275.3 58.8 80.4

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