Kasaragod

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This article is about the municipality in Kerala, India. For its namesake district, see Kasaragod district.
For other uses, see Kasaragod (disambiguation).
Kasaragod
ಕಾಸರಗೋಡು
City
New bus stand circle
New bus stand circle
Coordinates: 12°30′N 75°00′E / 12.5°N 75.0°E / 12.5; 75.0Coordinates: 12°30′N 75°00′E / 12.5°N 75.0°E / 12.5; 75.0
Country  India
State Kerala
Region Kerala
District Kasaragod
Nearest Airport(s) Mangalore Airport (India), Calicut International Airport
Area
 • City 16.7 km2 (6.4 sq mi)
 • Metro 93.3 km2 (36.0 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population
 • Urban 54,172
Languages
 • Administrative Malayalam
 • Other Kannada, Tulu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 671121
Telephone code 91–4994
Vehicle registration KL-14
Website www.kasargod.nic.in

Kasaragod (Kannada: ಕಾಸರಗೋಡು; Malayalam: കാസർഗോഡ്‌) is a town and a municipality in the Kasaragod district, state of Kerala. Kasargod is located 50 km south of Mangalore city.

Road sign in Kasaragod

Language[edit]

The administrative language of the town and municipality is Malayalam.

Tulu, Malayalam, Kannada, Beary bashe (spoken by the Tuluva-Malayalee Muslims) and Konkani are also widely used and Hindi and Urdu to a lesser extent. Havyaka speakers have a strong base in Kannada.[1]

The Malayalam spoken here has influences from Beary bashe and also from the languages of Kannada, Urdu, Konkani and Tulu. The Kannada and Tulu spoken here are also influenced by Malayalam.[2]

Politics[edit]

The major political parties are INL Indian National League, Indian Union Muslim League, CPI(M),INC and BJP. North Kasaragod is dominated by Indian Union Muslim League and the south part of Kasaragod is dominated by CPI(M). The central part and some of the rural and urban areas is dominated by INC. Na nellikkunnu is the present Member of Legislative Assembly, Kerala Legislature. Kasaragod assembly constituency is part of Kasaragod (Lok Sabha constituency). CPI(M) member P .Karunakaran is the present MP from Kasargod.[3]

Science and research[edit]

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute

Kasaragod is home to the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, originally established in 1916 as the Coconut Research Station. It is part of India's National Agricultural Research System under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.[4] According to the Institute, Kerala "lies in the heart of the major coconut growing areas of the country." It is also home to the Indian Society for Plantation Crops, which publishes the Journal of Plantation Crops and holds symposiums on the subject.[5]

Climate[edit]

Kasaragod experiences a Tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification.

Climate data for Kasaragod, Kerala
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.4
(88.5)
31.5
(88.7)
32.2
(90)
32.7
(90.9)
32.2
(90)
29.3
(84.7)
28.2
(82.8)
28.4
(83.1)
28.8
(83.8)
30.0
(86)
31.0
(87.8)
31.5
(88.7)
30.6
(87.08)
Average low °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
22.8
(73)
24.3
(75.7)
25.9
(78.6)
25.7
(78.3)
23.9
(75)
23.4
(74.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.8
(74.8)
23.1
(73.6)
22.0
(71.6)
23.64
(74.55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
5
(0.2)
55
(2.17)
262
(10.31)
1,002
(39.45)
1,190
(46.85)
647
(25.47)
338
(13.31)
229
(9.02)
77
(3.03)
18
(0.71)
3,825
(150.6)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar Suresh Singh (1998). India's communities. 6. Anthropological Survey of India. p. 1549. 
  2. ^ A Sreedhara Menon (1 January 2007). A Survey Of Kerala History. DC Books. pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-81-264-1578-6. 
  3. ^ "Kasaragod Parliament Constituency". Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  4. ^ "About Institute". CPCRI.in. Central Plantation Crops Research Institute. Retrieved 2016-01-25. The Coconut Research Station at Kasaragod in Kerala was initially established in 1916 by the then Government of Madras and subsequently it was taken over by the Indian Central Coconut Committee in 1948 
  5. ^ "Indian Society for Plantation Crops". indsocplantationcrops.in. Indian Society for Plantation Crops. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  6. ^ "CLIMATE: KASARAGOD", Climate-Data.org. Web: [1].

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