|Municipality and town|
|Elevation||76 m (249 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|Vehicle registration||KL 13 / KL 58|
Geography and History
Kuthuparamba has an average elevation of 76 m (249 ft). The name Kuthuparamba derives from "kuthu" (a folk dance) and "paramba" (ground); this is the place where performances took place in the time of the Pazhassi Raja. Currently, Kuthuparamba is a small piece of land behind Gokul Street owned by the Government, on which Government officers are located. This name was given to the complete area by the British Raj. The Kuthuparamba cantonment of the British Raj was located here. The Indian Army holds land here.
As of 2001[update] India census, Kuthuparamba had a population of 29,532. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Kuthuparamba has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 84%. In Kuthuparamba, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
This area is an epicenter of political violence between Hindus and Communists. Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) and the BJP-led Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been fighting in this area for supremacy for the last 50 years. Clashes in 2008 left seven people killed and many have been injured. The High Court of Kerala called this manslaughter a “compelling sport” and suggested permanent deployment of Central forces in the affected areas. Kuthuparamba assembly constituency is part of Vatakara Lok Sabha constituency. The present MP of Vatakara Lok Sabha constituency is Mullappally Ramachandran Indian National Congress. The present MLA of Koothuparamba assembly constituency is K. K. Shailaja CPI (M), who is the present Health and Social Welfare Minister of the Kerala Assembly.
Koothuparamba is notorious for the police action that took place on November 25, 1994. It, known as the Koothuparamba firing, took place at Tellicherry Road, in the Kannur district of Kerala. The police fired at the crowd of DYFI activists who gathered to disrupt the inauguration of the Co-operative Urban Bank’s evening branch by the then state minister M. V. Raghavan, for both the protection of the Minister and public and private property. Five Democratic Youth Federation of India activists were dead and six people were injured.
Thalassery is the nearest railway station, 13 km away from the town. Kuthuparamba is a town en route Thalassery-Coorg(SH30) road (commonly known as TC Road). Nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The proposed Kannur International Airport is near to Kuthuparambha. It has the road connectivity with major tourist attractions like Aralam, Mysore, Ooty, Bangalore etc.
Places of worship
Trikkaikunnu Mahadeva temple, Sree Vazhumcherry Kavu,Ramapuram Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Neelakkarigali Temple, Kaitheri Edam,Shree Maha Ganapathi Temple, Chandra Shekharan Theru, Pookode, Terur Ganapathi temple, Thykandy Madapura(naravoor), Chathady manakkal, Palayi Kavu ,makkutti kavu, Thrikannapuram Kurmba kavu.
1. Church At Kuthuparamba and Nirmalagiri
2. Pilakoottam Makham Masjid
3. Kuthuparamba muslim jama'ath masjid
4. Shamasul Ulama Academy, Naravoor road
5. Mooriyad Juma Masjid .
6. Pazhayanirath Juma Masjid.
7.Naravoor Vishnu Kshetram
9.Mankulath Bhagavathi Kavu
10.Koormba Bhagavathi Kavu
Pilakoottam Makham Masjid
Pilakootam makham is located at near by the Koothuparamba police station. Makham Uroos is a huge Islamic religious function attracting thousands of muslims people.
Shamasul Ulama Academy, Naravoor road, Kuthuparamba
Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple
Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple is located 44 km east of Kuthuparamba. Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage attracting thousands of pilgrims. It is a festival commemorating the Daksha yaga.
- Communist Party of India (Marxist)
- Communist Party of India
- Indian National Congress
- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
- Indian National League (INL)
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- "Only Centre can end Kannur violence: High Court". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 12 March 2008.
- "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
- "MEMBERS OF LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY". Govt of Kerala.