Tirurangadi

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Tirurangadi
തിരൂരങ്ങാടി
town
Tirurangadi is located in Kerala
Tirurangadi
Tirurangadi
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°03′N 75°56′E / 11.05°N 75.93°E / 11.05; 75.93Coordinates: 11°03′N 75°56′E / 11.05°N 75.93°E / 11.05; 75.93
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-65

Tirurangadi is a well-developed town in Malapuram district of Kerala, South India. It is a historical old town which is much famed for its active participance in the freedom struggle, especially those dating back to 1920s. It is a panchayat as well as a taluk. It is located 25 km west of Malappuram, the district headquarters, 30 km south of Calicut and 170 km north of Ernakulam.

Geography[edit]

Tirurangadi is located at 11°03′N 75°56′E / 11.05°N 75.93°E / 11.05; 75.93.[1][2] It has an average elevation of 10 m (33 ft).

Transport[edit]

This town is well connected with all parts of Kerala and National Highway 17 passes through this town. There are two main bus stations situated in the town, one in Chemmad, and another one in Kakkad. The former is for buses plying to the nearby areas while the latter is used for long distance buses only.

The nearest railway station is at Parappanangadi, 7 km away from the town and Calicut International Airport is just 21 km away.

The famous house of Ayurveda Kottakkal Aryavaidyasala is just 10 km away from Tirurangadi.

Education[edit]

Tirurangadi, a well-versed place in the history of Freedom Fight is now known as a small educational hub in Malappuram district. The PSMO College is right in the centre of the town surrounded by several other institutions. Headquarters of University of Calicut is just 13 km away.

Tirurangadi Government Higher Secondary School and Oriental Higher Secondary School are the two important schools serving the primary educational needs of the area as well as nearby areas whereas '"Tirurangadi Yatheem Khana" is a well noted institution among its kind.

Tirurangadi Yatheemkhana (Orphanage) is a well managed Muslim orphanage having numerous institutions under its hood, including but not limited to PSMO College, KMMMO Arabic College, SSMO Teachers Training Institute, Oriental Higher Secondary School, MKH Memorial Hospital,MKH Nursing College etc.

Healthcare[edit]

Major Hospitals:

1) MK Haji Memorial Hospital, Tirurangadi
2) Tirurangadi Taluk Hospital, Chemmad
3) Pathur Nursing Homel, Chemmad
4) Moonniyoor Nursing Home, Alinchuvadu
5) Moonniyoor Nursing Home Unit II, (NOUFA HOSPITAL), Vengara

Politics[edit]

Tirurangadi assembly constituency is part of Ponnani (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

Tirurangadi itself is a Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituency of the State of Kerala.

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