Alakode

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Alakode (ആലക്കോട്)
village
Road to the town
Road to the town
Alakode (ആലക്കോട്) is located in Kerala
Alakode (ആലക്കോട്)
Alakode (ആലക്കോട്)
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 12°11′20″N 75°27′59″E / 12.189020°N 75.466280°E / 12.189020; 75.466280Coordinates: 12°11′20″N 75°27′59″E / 12.189020°N 75.466280°E / 12.189020; 75.466280
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Population (2001)
 • Total 33,605
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670571
Telephone code 04602
Vehicle registration KL 59
Literacy 99%

Alakode (ആലക്കോട്) is a village in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] Alakode was one of the major centres of Malabar Migration. People here are almost in equal ratio of Hindu, Muslims and Christians. Most people are engaged in agriculture and business. This area exports hill products: rubber, dry copra, pepper, arecanut, etc to industries in the northern part of India. It is a place where a huge number of people migrated during the 1940s and '50s from the Travancore area; now they play a major role in the local economy.

It is approximately 40 km from district center, Kannur town. Neighboring towns are Karuvanchal,Karthikapuram

Alakode town, on a mansoon rainy day.
Alakode river originate from the Kerala-Karnataka forest in the Western Ghats.
A water creek near Alakode


How to reach[edit]

Nearest Railway Station : Kannur railway station / Payyanoor railway station.

Nearest Airport : Calicut International Airport / Mangalore International Airport.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Alakode had a population of 33605 with 16811 males and 16794 females.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)