Elathur, Kozhikode

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Elathur is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°20′0″N 75°44′0″E / 11.33333°N 75.73333°E / 11.33333; 75.73333Coordinates: 11°20′0″N 75°44′0″E / 11.33333°N 75.73333°E / 11.33333; 75.73333
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
Population (2001)
 • Total 41,326
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673303
Telephone code 049586

Elathur is a Muncipality town in Kozhikode in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located about 12 km north of Calicut city on the Calicut-Kannur National Highway 17 and is bounded by the Arabian Sea at the west and Korapuzha River (Elathur River) at the north.[1] The Elathur River is generally considered to be the boundary between the North Malabar and South Malabar in the erstwhile district of Malabar.

At the 2001 census, Elathur panchayat has a population of 41,326[2] with a nearly equal proportion of Hindus and Muslims. The panchayat covers an area of 13.58 km2, but a major portion of the area has been taken up by National Highway 17, the State highway, rivers and the Indian Railways.[3]

Elathur is well connected by road and rail. The National Highway NH 17 passes through the panchayat. The Elathur railway station is located on the east side of the National Highway.[4] The Kozhikode Regional Office of Hindustan Petroleum is located close to the railway station.[5]

The Arabian Sea lies to the west of Elathur. The Elathur beach stretches from Puthiyanirathe to Korapuzha. Marine mussels are abundant in this part of the sea.

Conolly Canal[edit]

The historic Conolly Canal named after Henry Valentine Conolly, the collector of Malabar during the erstwhile British regime runs through Elathur. It was constructed during his tenure, in 1848, and was used as a major waterway, shipping goods and ferrying passengers in the Calicut district till the late 1950s.[6] The canal links Korapuzha to Kallayi River.


  1. ^ Kerala with Lakshadweep: Outlook traveller getaways (Illustrated ed.). Outlook Publishing. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  2. ^ "City Corporation considering proposal to extend boundaries". The Hindu. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  3. ^ "Protest against move to bifurcate Elathur panchayat". The Hindu. 2004-12-27. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Elathur railway gate an obstacle to road users". The Hindu. 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  5. ^ HPCL Calicut
  6. ^ "Reviving the historic Canoly Canal". The Hindu. 2005-01-05. Retrieved 2009-08-16.