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Taliparamba

Taliparamba (തളിപ്പറമ്പ)
Town/Municipality/Taluk
Taliparamba (തളിപ്പറമ്പ) is located in Kerala
Taliparamba (തളിപ്പറമ്പ)
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Area
 • Total 1,330.56 km2 (513.73 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 72,465
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670141
Telephone code 0460
Vehicle registration KL 59
Website .in.taliparambamunicipalitywww
Sir Syed College, Taliparamba

Taliparamba or Thaliparamba is a city and a municipality of 72,500 people in the Kannur district, state of Kerala, spread over an area of 43.05 km2. The surrounding area (including the villages of Pattuvam, Kuttikkol, Karimbam) features lush green fields and low rolling hills. The rivers of Kuppam and Valapattanam surround the town from all sides and the Arabian sea is only 14 kilometres to the west. The hanging bridge at Kuttiyeri and Kooveri, and the riverside temple at Parassinikkadavu, attract a large number of tourists. Taliparamba originated as the Perinchalloor Brahman settlement. Of the 2,000 Brahman families who settled it, only 45 remain. Today, Muslims and Christians form a sizeable portion of the population.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Administration 2
  • Educational Organizations 3
  • Places of Worship 4
    • Raja Rajeshwara Temple 4.1
    • Thrichambaram Temple 4.2
    • The Big Juma Masjidh 4.3
    • Pushpagiri Church 4.4
    • The Syed Nagar Mosque 4.5
  • Demographics 5
  • Entertainment 6
  • Politics 7
  • See also 8
  • External links 9
  • References 10

Geography

Taliparamba is located at .[2] It has an average elevation of 56 metres (183 feet).

Administration

Taliparamba is the second largest Taluk in Kerala. Taliparamba is a municipality, with an area of 43.08 km2. It is divided into 44 wards.[3] The headquarters of Taliparamba Taluk are located in Taliparamba. There are 47 villages in the Taluk. They are spread from the coast to the hills. The 13 village panchayats that form Taliparamba's block panchayat are the following:

The Payyanur and Irikkur block panchayats are also in this Taluk. It is also an Assembly constituency, traditionally held by left-wing parties.[4] At present, James Mathew is the MLA. Parts of this constituency belong to Kannur Parliamentary constituency. There is also a police station and court. Other 2-L.A. constituencies are Payyanur and Irikkur. As of 2013, Shri. C. Krishnaan & Shri. K.C. Joseph represent these 2-L. A. constituencies.

Taliparamba Juma Masjid
Sree Rajarajeshwara Temple, Taliparamba

Taliparamba is home to a number of temples, churches and mosques. Temples include the Rajarajeshwara Temple, Trichambaram Temple and Parassinikkadavu Temple. Taliparamba Juma Masjid and St. Mary's Church are other prominent religious centres in the town.

Educational Organizations

In the 14th and 15th centuries, during the regime of the Kolathiri Rajas, Taliparamba was renowned in Kerala as a seat of learning, enlightenment and culture. Today, the most prominent educational institutions are

Places of Worship

Raja Rajeshwara Temple

Raja Rajeshwara Temple is one of the existing ancient 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The temple is located about one kilometer away from Chiravaku (NH 17) near Taliparamba town. Apart from Kerala, the temple is famous among devotees even from the neighboring states such as Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Thrichambaram Temple

The Thrichambaram Sri Krishna temple is located about 3 kilometers south of Taliparamba town. The famous 14-days Thrichambaram festival is celebrated every year at this temple. The belief behind the festival is that Balarama comes from nearby Mazhoor temple to meet his brother Sri Krishna every year.

The Big Juma Masjidh

The Taliparamba Valiya Juma Masjidh inside the market is built in the style of a Hindu temple. This ancient structure is built in a majestic courtyard flanked by a pond.

Pushpagiri Church

The catholic church at Pushpagiri hills is a very prominent christian place of worship.

The Syed Nagar Mosque

The Syed Nagar mosque is situated near Tagore School at Manna. It is built in a very scenic surroundings.

Demographics

As of the 2001 Indian Census, Taliparamba had a population of 67,441. 32,511 people (48%) were males and 34,930 people (52%) were females. Taliparamba has an average literacy rate of 90%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 95.54%, and female literacy is 84.52%. In Taliparamba, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The density is 1398 persons/km2.

Entertainment

Vismaya Water Theme Park near Taliparamba

There are 4 cinemas in Taliparamba:

The Vismaya Water Theme Park and Snake Park are located at Parassinikadava near Taliparamba.

Politics

Taliparamba is traditionally a communist stronghold. But Indian National Congress, Muslim League and BJP has strong influecne in this town. Political violence is the highest in the state. Taliparamba assembly constituency is part of Kannur (Lok Sabha constituency).[5] The Municipal Chair is P.V. Ramla Pakkar; the Vice Chair is Muraleedharan Komath. Other members can be found here.

See also

External links

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References

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=673734
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Taliparamba
  3. ^ http://taliparambamunicipality.in
  4. ^ http://archive.eci.gov.in/May2006/pollupd/ac/states/s11/Aconst08.htm
  5. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
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