Cheruvannur (Kozhikode taluk)
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|• Total||10.31 km2 (3.98 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Cheruvannur is a census town in Cheruvannur -Nallalam Gramapanchayath in Kozhikode district of the Indian state of Kerala.
Cheruvannur Nallalam panchayath has a total area of 10.31 square kilometers. The adjoining local self governing bodies are Olavanna, beypore, feroke and Ramanattukara Panchayaths and Kozhikode Municipal Corporation. The Chaliyar river, erstwhile known as Feroke River or Beypore River is flowing from east to west, through the southern side of Cheruvannur which separates the grama panchayat from Feroke and Ramanattukara. A man made canal joinning Chaliyar and Kallai River is flowing from southeast to northwest, through the north and east side of Cheruvannur Nallalam Panchayath, which separates the grama panchayat from Olavanna.
As of 2001 India census, Cheruvannur has a population of 50556. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Cheruvannur has an average literacy rate of 92.7%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 96.62% of the males and 88.91% of females literate.
The history of cheruvannur is related to the ayurvedic hospital named chennur aryavydyasala.Long ago,the people from nearby villages came to this village for ayurvedic treatment. Later, When Panchayath was formed,people named the panchayath as cheruvannur panchayath, which later became a municipality.
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Due to the high amount of industrialization, more and more people from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra, Orissa, and Noarth And Central India have come to Cheruvannur. Nowadays people from outside Kerala have crucial role in economy of Cheruvannur. Cheruvannur is a part of Kozhikode city, some businesses including Car showrooms, have shifted their business from city centre to Cheruvannur. But the indigenous business of Cheruvannur is timber mills.
Cheruvannur and Feroke is the cradle of the tile industry in Kerala. The rapid rivers from the Western Ghats after passing through forests carry the clay which is the raw-material for tiles, pottery and ceramic wares. Apart from Tile Industry there are number of small and medium scale industries located in Cheruvannur, including foot wear industries,food processing units, machinery production units etc... In short Cheruvannur is one of the predominant industrial areas of Kozhikode. Number of tile factories, match factories located here, provide employment to thousands of workers. The Steel Complex is also located here.
Cheruvannur Nallalam panchayath has merged with kozhikode corporation along with Beypore and Elathur panchayaths Mullaveetil Abdurahman Was the first Panchayath President Of this panchayath. There is market Called Rahman Bazar, a library and a park as his memorial.