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|Nearest Airport(s)||Mangalore International Airport, Calicut International Airport|
|• City||16.7 km2 (6.4 sq mi)|
|• Metro||93.3 km2 (36.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||19 m (62 ft)|
|• Other||Tulu, Kannada, Beary, Konkani|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Kasaragod (Malayalam: കാസർഗോഡ്) (Kannada/Tulu : ಕಾಸರಗೋಡು) is a town and a municipality in the Kasaragod district, state of Kerala. Kasargod is located 585 km north of Thiruvananthapuram and 50 km south of Mangalore.
The primary and administrative language of the town 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.
The major political parties are Indian Union Muslim League, CPI(M), INC,INL Indian National League 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.
Science and research
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. 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.
Kasaragod district is a worst HIV infected area in Kerala. 970 HIV cases were registered in Kasaragod district. Ten HIV deaths were reported from Kasaragod district within a short period of two months in 2016. There is no special facility or docotors for HIV patients in this area. HIV affected areas in Kasaragod include Dharmathadka, Nileshwaram, Manjeshwar, Bhandiyod, Vellarikundu, Kasaragod town and Padannakkad.
|Climate data for Kasaragod, Kerala|
|Average high °C (°F)||31.4
|Average low °C (°F)||21.7
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||1
- Kasaragod District
- Kasaragod East
- Bekal Fort
- List of educational institutions in Kasaragod District
- List of tourist attractions in Kasaragod
- Kumar Suresh Singh (1998). India's communities. 6. Anthropological Survey of India. p. 1549.
- A Sreedhara Menon (1 January 2007). A Survey Of Kerala History. DC Books. pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-81-264-1578-6.
- "Kasaragod Parliament Constituency". Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- "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
- "Indian Society for Plantation Crops". indsocplantationcrops.in. Indian Society for Plantation Crops. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
- "CLIMATE: KASARAGOD", Climate-Data.org. Web: .
|Railway Station||Chengala, Alampady|
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