Kodencheri

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Kodanchery

Kodenchery
village
Kodanchery is located in Kerala
Kodanchery
Kodanchery
Location in Kerala, India
Kodanchery is located in India
Kodanchery
Kodanchery
Kodanchery (India)
Coordinates: 11°28′19″N 75°58′08″E / 11.4719°N 75.96899°E / 11.4719; 75.96899Coordinates: 11°28′19″N 75°58′08″E / 11.4719°N 75.96899°E / 11.4719; 75.96899
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKozhikode
Population
(2001)
 • Total18,461
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationKL-57
Nearest cityThamarassery Kozhikode
Websitewww.kodancherry.com

Kodanchery is a town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Nearby towns include Thamarassery, Thiruvambady, Nellipoyil , Thusharagiri Falls. It is under Thiruvambady Assembly Constituency.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Kodanchery had a population of 18461 with 9233 males and 9228 females.[1]

Thiruvambady, Pullurampara, Nellipoyil and Engapuzha are nearby villages of kodanchery. St. Mary's Church and St. Joseph's HSS school is located in the heart of the city. It is a plantation destination that abounds in rubber, arecanut, pepper, ginger and various spices. The famous tourist destination Thusharagiri waterfalls is just 10 km from Kodancherry town.

Culture and people[edit]

Though the population is diverse, Kodancherry is a hub of Christians mainly Saint Thomas Christians It is known as mini Kottayam as most of the people are migrated from different parts of Kottayam.

History[edit]

The first church in Kodanchery was started at Ambalakunnu near Kannoth. As the population increased, it was moved to Ambattupadi for convenience, and later to the town where the Kodanchery LP School is situated.

Tourism[edit]

Thusharagiri Falls are a tourist destination in the Malabar region, with five water falls right in the middle of the forest. Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the Chalippuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray, which gives the name, 'Thusharagiri' ("snow capped mountains"). The highest waterfall is the Thenpara (honey hill) that falls from an altitude of 75 metres.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

  • Govt.College Kodancherry
  • St. Joseph's higher secondary school
  • St.Mary's English medium school Kodenchery.(CBSE)
  • St. George's Higher Secondary School Velamcode

Transportation[edit]

Kodancherry village connects to other parts of India through Calicut city on the west and Thamarassery town on the east. National highway No.66 passes through Kozhikode and the northern stretch connects to Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. The eastern National Highway No.54 going through Adivaram connects to Kalpetta, Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest airports are at Kannur and Kozhikode. The nearest railway station is at Kozhikode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.