Peralasseri

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Peralasseri
city
Peralasseri is located in Kerala
Peralasseri
Peralasseri
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°50′57″N 75°29′10″E / 11.849140°N 75.486010°E / 11.849140; 75.486010Coordinates: 11°50′57″N 75°29′10″E / 11.849140°N 75.486010°E / 11.849140; 75.486010
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,818
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Peralasseri is a census town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. Situated on Kannur Kuthuparamba high road 12 km from Kannur town.

Geography[edit]

peralasseri is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the district headquarters Kannur. The nearest town and railway stations are Thalassery which is 14 km (8.7 mi) and Kannur which is15 km (9.3 mi) away. The Place is surrounded by 4 panchayats: Kadambur, vengad, Anjarakandi, Pinarayi. The Panchayath Office is located near Peralassery Subrahmanya Temple.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Peralasseri had a population of 15,818. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Peralasseri has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 85%. In Peralasseri, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

This is one of the smallest towns in kannur district of kerala state . Kannur - Kuthuparamba state highway is passing through this place. Peralasseri is 15 km away from KANNUR town and about 14 km away from the Proposed Kannur (Mattannur) air port.

The hanging bridge of Peralasseri is a notable tourist attraction. This is one of the few hanging bridges in Kannur district.. Sree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, in Peralasseri is also very famous.

History[edit]

According to myths, Lord Rama and Lakshmana stopped over at this temple while they were travelling to Lanka to fulfill their mission of freeing Sita, and left his bangle in this place. It was believed to be evolution behind the name of this place. Peralasseri was known as 'Peruvalasseri' related to the event of Sri Rama. After many years it was shortened as 'Péralasseri

Establishments[edit]

  • Mundaloor Post office
  • Govt. Ayurvedic Dispensary
  • AKG smaraka Govt.Higher secondary school
  • AKG smaraka co- op hospital
  • Peralassery Grama Panchayath Office
  • KSEB Electrical Section Office - Peralassery
  • Kerala Water Authority Asst Engineer Office and Asst Executive Engineer Office.
  • BSNL Telephone Exchange - Peralassery
  • Central Bank Of India - Peralasseri Branch
  • Mownachery Co-op Rural Bank -Peralassery Branch
  • Peralassery Service Co-op Bank - Head Office
  • Canara Bank - Peralassery Branch
  • Makreri Village Office.
  • Peralassery Subrahmanya Temple
  • Mundaloor Rifayi Masjid
  • Mundaloor Mueenul Islam Sabha Secondary Madrassa.
  • Peralassery Markaz Yatheem Khana

References[edit]

  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.