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Coordinates: 11°14′16″N 76°03′00″E / 11.237716°N 76.050088°E / 11.237716; 76.050088Coordinates: 11°14′16″N 76°03′00″E / 11.237716°N 76.050088°E / 11.237716; 76.050088
Country India
 • TypeBlock Panchayath
 • BodyUDF
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0483
Vehicle registrationKL-10
Moozhippadam Temple, Vakkaloor

Areekode is a town on the banks of the Chaliyar River in Malappuram district India.It is a border place beween Malappuram and kozhikkode districts. Areekode was the part of the Malabar district in British India.

It is an average town on the banks of Chaliyar River with an area of 7.25 square miles, Areekode is one of the highly literate areas in the state of Kerala. Situated in the Northern part of Malappuram district, it is encircled by hills and hillocks capped in green.

Areacode boasts to have a vibrant history, refined culture and a highly educated population. In cultural and educational field (especially in women's education), this village attained good popularity.

Areekode is famous for the people's love and passion for football. Areekode became a synonym for a Football town . Great many footballers have been contributed to the country from this little village of literacy. It is 17 km from Manjeri and 29 km from Calicut.


It is believed that the name 'Areekode' was derived from 'Aruvikkode', which in Malayalam means 'river side'.


Areacode is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. It has a developed culture and is advanced in education, especially women's education. There are many libraries attached to mosques providing a rich source for Islamic studies. Some of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area maintains their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion as in other parts of Kerala.[1]


Areacode connects to other parts of India through Calicut town on the west, Nilambur town on the east, and Manjeri town on the south. National highway 66 passes through Calicut and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway 28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways 12, 29 and 181. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode CCJ. The nearest major railway station is at Calicut CLT.

Important landmarks[edit]

  • Methalangadi Juma Masjid
  • Puthalam Sunni Masjid
  • Police Station
  • Malabar Special Police Camp
  • 250KV Power Grid
  • Govt. HSS Areacode, Ugrapuram
  • Synthetic Football stadium
  • Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid
  • Sree Saligrama Temple, Puthalam
  • Kurumathur Sree Vishnu Temple
  • Nadukkavungl Sree Mahadeva Temple
  • Kadungalloor Bridge
  • Sree Bhadrakali Temple, South Puthalam
  • Chekkunnu Mala
  • Kolamkolli Waterfalls Thachamparamba
  • Odakkayam Waterfalls
  • Potti Hanging Bridge
  • Therattammel ground
  • Thachamparamba Mini Stadium

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Sullamussalam Science college
  • Sullamussalam Arabic college
  • Sullamussalam Training College
  • Govt. ITI Areacode
  • Sullamussalam Private ITI
  • Eminent Academy
  • Co-operative College
  • PG Academy
  • Govt. HSS Areacode
  • Sullamussalam Oriental HSS Areacode
  • SS HSS Moorkanad
  • Mices Public School
  • Majmau English School
  • Majmau Da'wa College
  • Madar Women's Academy
  • Govt. LPS Thachanna


  • Govt. Taluk Hospital
  • Alnas Hospital
  • Melepurakkal Hospital

Banking Services[edit]

  • State Bank of India
  • Federal Bank
  • South Indian Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Kerala Gramin Bank
  • Malappuram District Co-operative Bank
  • Manjeri Co-operative Urban Bank
  • Areacode Co-operative Bank

Travel Agency[edit]

  • Eranad Online Tours and Travels
  • Alhind Tours and Travels
  • Akbar Travels
  • Good Hope Enterprises
  • Lofty Holidays
  • Enwaytrip Holidays

Suburbs of Areekode[edit]

On Mukkam Road

  • Pathanapuram, Kuttooli, Valillapuzha, Eranjimavu, Gothambaroad

On Othayi Road

  • Pathanapuram, Therattammal, Moorkkanad, Thachanna, Choolattippara, Maithra Kurikkalampaad
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On Edavanna Route

  • South Puthalam, Vaakaloor, Vadasseri, Pottiyil, Pannippara, Palepetta

On Kondotty Route

  • Muthuvalloor, Kadungalloor, Kizhisseri, Chemrakkattoor, Pookkattuchola,kozhakottur,Puthalam

On Vazhakkad Route

  • Ugrapuram, Poonkudi and Vavoor
  • Edasserikkadavu and Kizhuparamba
  • Vettupara, Edavannappara

On Thottumukkam Road

Pathanapuram, Therattammal, East Vadakkumuri, Vadakkumuri, Pallithazhe, Vettilappara, Odakkayam


Geographic Location 

|title = Areas of |Northwest = Kozhikode |North = Mukkam |Northeast = Nilambur |West = Vazhakkad |Centre = Areekode Town |East = Edavanna |Southwest = Kondotty |South = Malappuram |Southeast = Manjeri


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 April 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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