Municipality and town
Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 11°50′N 75°35′E / 11.83°N 75.58°E / 11.83; 75.58Coordinates: 11°50′N 75°35′E / 11.83°N 75.58°E / 11.83; 75.58

Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,532
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670643
Vehicle registration KL 13 / KL 58

Kuthuparamba is a town and a municipality in Kannur district in the Kerala state of the country India.


Kuttuparamba has an average elevation of 76 m (249 ft). Kuthuparamba name derives from "kuthu" -a folk dance and "paramba" means ground; this is the place where art performance took place in the time of Pazhassi raja. A s per records Kuthuparamba is a small piece of land behind gokul street owned by the Government, now some Government offices are functioning here. This name was given to the complete area by British military, there was a cantonment and it was known as Kuthuparamba cantonment. Now also there is some land owned by Military in Kuthuparamba.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kuthuparamba had a population of 29,532. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Kuthuparamba has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 84%. In Kuthuparamba, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Kuthuparamba assembly constituency is part of Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency. The present MP of Vadakara Lok Sabha constituency is Shri. Mullapally Ramachandran Indian National Congress.[2] The present MLA of Koothuparamba assembly constituency is Shri. K. P. Mohanan (Socialist Janatha Party),[3] who is the present Agriculture Minister of the Kerala Assembly.

Koothuparamba is notorious for the police action that took place on November 25, 1994. It, known as the Koothuparamba firing, took place at Tellicherry Road, in the Kannur district of Kerala. The police fired at the crowd of DYFI activists who gathered to disrupt the inauguration of the Co-operative Urban Bank’s evening branch by the then state minister M.V.Raghavan, for both the protection of the Minister and public and private property. Five DYFI activists were dead and six people were injured.


Thalassery is the nearest railway station, 13 km away from the town. Kuthuparamba is a town en route Thalassery-Coorg(SH30) road (commonly known as TC Road). Nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The proposed Kannur International Airport is near to Kuthuparambha. It has the road connectivity with major tourist attractions like Aralam, Mysore, Ooty, Bangalore etc.

Important Place of Worships

1.Temples - Trikkekunnu Mahadeva temple, Sree Vazhumcherry Kavu,Ramapuram Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Neelakkarigali Temple, Kaitheri Edam,Shree Maha Ganapathi Temple, Chandra Shekharan Theru, Pookode, Terur Ganapathi temple, Chathady manakkal, Palayi Kavu

2. Church At Kuthuparamba and Nirmalagiri

4. Pilakoottam Makham

Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple

Main article: Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam

Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple is located 60 km east of Thalassery. Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage attracting thousands of pilgrims. It is a festival commemorating the Daksha yaga.



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