Kakkodi

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Kakkodi
village
Kakkodi is located in Kerala
Kakkodi
Kakkodi
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°19′56″N 75°47′18″E / 11.33222°N 75.78833°E / 11.33222; 75.78833Coordinates: 11°19′56″N 75°47′18″E / 11.33222°N 75.78833°E / 11.33222; 75.78833
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
Area
 • Total 18.59 km2 (7.18 sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673611
Vehicle registration KL-11
Coastline 13 kilometres (8.1 mi)
Climate Tropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)

Kakkodi is a Panchayath in Kozhikode district of Kerala. The Panchayath borders Kozhikode corporation on one side and the panchayaths kuruvattur,Chelannur,thalakkulathur and Elathur, on the other sides.

Population[edit]

As per the 2001 census reports [1] the total population is 36,096 with 17,379 men and 18,717 women and the population growth is +20.22. The sex ratio is 1077 women to 1000 men.

Demographics[edit]

The hindu constitute majority of the population, followed by the muslim and fewer Christian communities.

Education[edit]

Kakkodi panchayath has a couple of LP, UP and high Schools. They are

  • Badiroor LP School (AKA Kanipoth School)
  • Madrassathul Islamiya L P School (Est: 1924) First Manager PERUNTHOTTAHIL BEERANKUTTY (AKA Makkada padinjaru school)
  • Makkada A LP School (AKA Kothadathu School)
  • Mathrubandhu UP School
  • Kakkodi Panchayath UP School (AKA Ottathengu School)
  • Kakkodi Govt High School (AKA Athazhakunnu School)
  • Govt UP School, Padinhattummuri

These schools have produced many notable professionals living inside and outside of the Panchayath.

Students are enrolled in the schools of nearby panchayaths for education. PVS school, Ernhikkal and AKKR school, Chelannur are most popular.

The main town Kakkodi bazar has a couple of private colleges offering degree and +2 courses. There's a Vastuvidya college at Kottupadam very near to Kottukulangara Ayyappa Temple

As per 2001 census reports [2] the area has literacy rate of 94.72% which is much higher than the national average 59.50%

Tourism[edit]

One side of the Panchayath has a salt water river named Akala puzha which is a starting point of Korapuzha. This shallow river is abundant with Shell fishes and with a breath taking Lake like view is very suitable for House boats etc. many local tourists spend their time around the area. A major investor is yet to promote this area and bring this into calicut's tourist map. Another important place in which you can spend time is GREENWORLD.As the name indicates, the place is covered by green.

Other Amenities[edit]

The Panchayath had two Cinema theatres named Priya & Jayasree, of which Priya had been converted to an Auditorium. Jayasree now converted to Media One Channel Studio. There is a telephone exchange, Health center, and a Canara Bank all located in an area, which are at a walkable distance from the Bazar. There are two post offices in the panchayath namely Makkada and Kakkodi.one branch of State Bank of Travancore also inaugurated last year.

Notable personalities[edit]

Makkada devadas is a popular Art Director who worked for many Malayalam films and TV Serials. Another prominent personality from the area is Unniraman Acharyan, the founder of the yoga institution Pathanjali Yoga Research center.

Geographic Location[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census report 2001". India Census. 
  2. ^ "Census report 2001". India Census.