|• Total||18.59 km2 (7.18 sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|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.
As per the 2001 census reports 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.
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)
- 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.
One side of the Panchayath has a salt water river named Akalapuzha 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.
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.
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.
- http://lsgkerala.in/kakkodipanchayat/ /
- http:// lsg.kerala.gov.in/en/PanchayatDirectorate //