Irikkur

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Irikkur
town
Irikkur is located in Kerala
Irikkur
Irikkur
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°58′N 75°34′E / 11.97°N 75.57°E / 11.97; 75.57Coordinates: 11°58′N 75°34′E / 11.97°N 75.57°E / 11.97; 75.57
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-


Irikkur is a town in Kannur District of Kerala state, south India. It has historic and commercial importance,[1] and is one of the largest Mappila Muslim majority towns (90%) in Kannur district and lies on the banks of the Irikkur River, locally known as the "Ayippuzha". This river was the geographical border of the former Kottayam of earstwhile Veera pazhassi Raja'.

People residing both side of the river mingled together and this cooperation resulted in the formation of Irikkur village covering both banks of the river. The name "Irikkur" was considered to be formed from the Malayalam word 'iru kara ooru' which means a village of both banks of the river.

Irikkur is about 29 kilometers away from Kannur. And accessible directly from Kannur, Taliparamba, Sreekandapuram, Mattannur, Iritty and Chalode.

Irikkur is almost in the center of Kannur district. On the eastern side of the Irikkur Panchayath is Padiyoor. On the west is Malappattam. On the north is Sreekantapuram and on the south Irikkur river.It is a joy when Buses from Kannur come to irikkur crossing the river and go inside irikkur crossing the mosque, market and shops again returning on the same route. "Palaga Biscuit" a tasty rusk like bread is a famous recipe of Irrikur.

Muslims, Hindus, and Christians live here in harmony and Irrikkur is a model village for of communal harmony. The famous Mamanam Temple, Nilamuttam Makham and Paisai Church lie side-by-side as a symbol for this.

Geography[edit]

Irikkur is located at 11°58′N 75°34′E / 11.97°N 75.57°E / 11.97; 75.57.[2] It has an average elevation of 60 m (200 ft).

Government offices[edit]

  • Police station
  • Block office
  • Govt PHC
  • Govt Ayurvedic Hospital
  • Govt. Homoeo Dispensary (NRHM)
  • Registraton office
  • Panchayath office
  • PWD rest house
  • AEO office
  • KSEB regional Office
  • Village office
  • Telephone Exchange
  • Agricultural office
  • K W A Office
  • KSFE

Hospitals[edit]

  • Govt CHC
  • Ayurvedic hospital
  • Homeopathy hospital
  • Unity hospital
  • Raslok hospital
  • Prashanthi clinic
  • Veterinary dispensary

Banks[edit]

  • Irikkur Co operative bank
  • Merchants Co operative Society
  • Canara Bank
  • Kannur Dist Co operative Bank
  • South Indian Bank
  • Federal Bank

Education[edit]

  • Self-financing college: 2(Sibga Arts And Science College,CONCORD Arts and science College,Muttannur)
  • Higher secondary school: 2 (Rahmaniya, GHSS)
  • Upper Primary : 3 (Kamaliya, Ayippuzha)
  • CBSE school : (ISLAHI English Medium School,English Valley,Horizon English Medium School,IMA English medium School)
  • Arabic college : 1 (Rahmaniya Arabic College)
  • Sibga arts and science college(affiliated to Kannur university)
  • Pattuvam Vanivilasam ALP School
  • Horizon English School cbse( peace valley, kolappa)

There are many LP schools and unrecognised schools.

Religion[edit]

Approximately 90% of the population consists of Muslims, most of Muslim organisations have unit in Irikkur including [E K Samasta], Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen, Jamaathe Islami, Samasta, AP Samasta, Madavoor Mujahid.

Places of worship[edit]

  • Mamanikkunn temple, one of the famous Hindu temples of Kerala.
  • 20 mosques, out of which allow to pray
  • A Christian seminary

Politics[edit]

Irikkur assembly constituency is part of Kannur (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

The major political parties are the Indian Union Muslim League, Indian National Congress, National League and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)). The Muslim League is the largest party.

Sports[edit]

Irikkur has a notable soccer history, and a football ground (Dianomous).

Annually a sevens football tournament organised in Irikkur.

Location[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bouchon, Genevieve (1988). Regent of the Sea. Oxford University Press. p. 14. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Irikkur
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies". Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-18.