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Mavilayi is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°50′0″N 75°28′0″E / 11.83333°N 75.46667°E / 11.83333; 75.46667Coordinates: 11°50′0″N 75°28′0″E / 11.83333°N 75.46667°E / 11.83333; 75.46667
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,953
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-
Nearest city Kannur
Lok Sabha constituency Kannur

Mavilayi is a census town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. Situated in Peralasseri Panchayath on Kannur-Kuthuparamba State Highway, 15 km away from Kannur Town


As of 2001 India census,[1] Mavilayi had a population of 11,953. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Mavilayi has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 82%. In Mavilayi, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Maavila Kaavu near Maavilayi is an old feudal settlement in Kannur and is famous for annual celebrations of Adiyutsavam - a mock war festival. Renowned kerala communist leader A.K.Gopalan was born in Mavilayi

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Mavilayi Central LP School
  • Mavilayi LP School
  • A.K.G Memorial College of Nursing
  • RDC Mavilayi
  • Mundayode LP School

Government Offices[edit]

  • Mavilayi Village Office
  • Sub Post Office, Mavilayi
  • Veterinary Hospital

Co-Operative Sector[edit]

  • Mavilayi Service Co-Operative Bank
  • Raidco Curry Powder Unit

Art & Culture[edit]

Victory Arts & Sports Club Cherumavilayi (

  • Moythu Memorial Library and Public Reading Room, Mavilayi
  • vOICE OF MAVILAYI Arts & Sports Club, Mavilayi
  • Rural Development Centre (R D C Mavilayi)
  • Mundayode Podujana Vayanassala. Mundayode


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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