Anthoor

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Anthoor
Town
Parassinikkadavu Sree Muthappan Temple
Parassinikkadavu Sree Muthappan Temple
Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°22′34″E / 11.987°N 75.376°E / 11.987; 75.376Coordinates: 11°59′13″N 75°22′34″E / 11.987°N 75.376°E / 11.987; 75.376
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKannur
TalukaTaliparamba
Government
 • BodyMunicipal Council
Area
 • Total28.44 km2 (10.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total36,290
 • Density1,276/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
670331, 670562, 670563, 670564, 670567.
Telephone code497278****
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-13, KL-59
Sex ratio1121 /
Literacy93.45%
Lok Sabha constituencyKasargod
Assembly constituencyTaliparamba
Civic AgencyMunicipality
Climatepleasant (Köppen)
Website[3]
The Entrance of Snake Park
A view of Punnakkulangara Village
Nampram sree muchilottu Bhagavathy Temple

Anthoor is a town with a municipality in the Kannur district of the North Malabar region in the Indian state of Kerala. Anthoor is located roughly 14 km from the Kannur Corporation, and it is adjacent to the Taliparamba municipality.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Almost half of Anthoor's border is surrounded by two scenic rivers, the Valapattanam Puzha and the Kuttikkol Puzha. The backwaters at Vellikkeel Eco Tourism Park are a tourist spot.

Anthoor shares borders with Taliparamba and Kurumathur to the north, Kalliasseri and Aroli to the south, Kannapuram to the west, and Mayyil, Kolachery, and Narath to the east.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Scenic view of Valapattanam River at Parassinikkadavu

Etymology[edit]

The name Anthoor means "large village." Due to its large size, the town was split into two villages, Anthoor and Morazha. The hill of Anthoor has been mentioned in many Theyyam folk songs and Thottam Pattu (തോറ്റം പാട്ട്).[10]

History[edit]

Anthoor was previously under Kolathiri rule. Later, Tipu Sultan adjoined this area as part of the Kingdom of Mysore. During British Raj, the kingdom was under Chirakkal Taluk of Malabar District in the Madras Presidency. After the formation of the Kerala State, this area was made a panchayat in the Cannanore District. Later, the Anthoor Panchayat was merged with the Taliparambu Municipality upon the latter's formation. Presently, Anthoor is an independent municipality of Kannur District of Kerala State.[11][12][13]

The Parassinikkdavu Bridge – which connects Anthoor to Mayyil, Kolachery and Narath

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 India Census, Anthoor had a population of 36,290, with 17,154 men and 19,136 women.[14]

Anthoor was a panchayath consisting of two small villages, Morazha and Anthoor. In 1990, when the government of Kerala announced new municipalities, Anthoor Panchayat was merged with Taliparamba to form the new Municipality of Taliparamba.[15] Later, in 2015, the government separated Anthoor from Taliparamba and made it an independent municipality. Anthoor is a municipality by its population and density, but maintains with the characteristics of a small village. The village is located on NH-17, situated near Taliparamba in the Kannur District of the North Malabar region in Kerala.[1][2]

The Entrance of Vismaya Infotainment Park

Administration[edit]

Post offices[edit]

  • Anchampeedika-670331
  • Morazha-670331
  • Kanool-670562
  • Parassinikkadavu-670563
  • Nanicherry-670564
  • Keltron Nagar-670567

Tourism[edit]

Other places of interests[edit]

  • Neeliyar Kottam (Near Kannur University Main Campus)
  • Ozhacrome Temple Pond
  • Paddy Fields of Morazha and Kanool
  • Scenic beauty of Punnakulangara
  • Hills at Morazha, Muthuvani and Mayilaadu

Theyyam[edit]

  • Raktha Chamundi at Edappara Chamundeswari Temple, Panthottam

Institutions[edit]

Religious institutions[edit]

Governance[edit]

Anthoor is always 100% CPIM Supporting Area. 14 out 28 of the Municipal[18] Councillors are elected unopposed.[19]

Anthoor Municipality
MunicipalChair Person M.L.A. M.P.

Municipal Wards[edit]

  • Vellikkeel – 1,
  • Morazha −2,
  • Kanool – 3,
  • Mundapram – 4,
  • Mayilaadu – 5,
  • Bakkalam – 6,
  • Peelery – 7,
  • Ayyankovil – 9,
  • Kadambery – 9,
  • Kolmotta – 10,
  • Nanichery – 11,
  • Kodallur – 12,
  • Mambala – 13,
  • Parassini – 14,
  • Kovval −15,
  • Anthoor – 16,
  • Thaliyil – 17,
  • Podikkund – 18,
  • Thalivayal – 19,
  • Dharmashala – 20,
  • Punnakulangara – 21,
  • Kuttipram – 22,
  • C H Nagar – 23,
  • Ozhacrom – 24,
  • Anchampeedika – 25,
  • Veniyil – 26,
  • Paliyathuvalappu – 27,
  • Panneri – 28.[22]

Transport[edit]

The national highway passes through the Dharmashala junction. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side, and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway stations are Kannapuram and Kannur on the Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Kannur International Airport, Mangaluru Airport and Calicut International Airport .

References[edit]

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  9. ^ a b "Parassinikkadavu Ayurveda Medical College & Hospital, Kannur, Kerala - Panchakarma Guide". Panchakarma.com. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
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  14. ^ "Census of India 2011 : KERALA" (PDF). Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
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