List of cities and towns in Kerala

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This is a list of cities and towns in the state of Kerala, India with their population.[1][2]

History[edit]

The urban councils of Kerala date back to the 17th century when the Dutch Malabar established the municipality of Fort Kochi. In 1664, the municipality of Fort Kochi was established by Dutch Malabar, making it the first municipality in Indian subcontinent, which got dissolved when the Dutch authority got weaker in 18th century.[3] However, the first modern kind of municipalities were formed in the state in 1866 in Malabar District. In 1866, Fort Kochi municipality was reestablished. Kannur, Thalassery, Kozhikode, Palakkad, and Fort Kochi, which were parts of Malabar District until 1956, were made the first modern municipalities of Kerala on 1 November 1866, according to the Madras Act 10 of 1865 (Amendment of the Improvements in Towns act 1850)[4][5][6][7] of the British Indian Empire. The Thiruvananthapuram Municipality came into existence in 1920. After two decades, during the reign of Sree Chithira Thirunal, Thiruvananthapuram Municipality was converted into Corporation on 30 October 1940, making it the oldest Municipal Corporation of Kerala.[8] The first Municipal Corporation formed after the independence of India as well as the second-oldest Muncipal Corporation of the state is Kozhikode Municipal Corporation established in the year 1962.[9]

List[edit]

Population and area are pertaining to the boundaries defined under the respective municipal corporations/municipalities, not necessarily the actual urban area.[1]
Rank City/Town Population (2011) Area(km2) Density (/km2) District
Municipal Corporations
1 Thiruvananthapuram 968,990 218.86 4,427 Thiruvananthapuram
2 Kozhikode 609,224 118.58 5,138 Kozhikode
3 Kochi 602,046 94.88 6,345 Ernakulam
4 Kollam 388,288 72.19 5,379 Kollam
5 Thrissur 315,957 101.42 3,115 Thrissur
6 Kannur 232,486 78.35 2,967 Kannur
Municipalities
7 Alappuzha 180,856 46.77 3,867 Alappuzha
8 Kottayam 138,283 55.40 2,496 Kottayam
9 Palakkad 131,019 26.60 4,926 Palakkad
10 Manjeri 97,102 53.06 1,830 Malappuram
11 Thalassery 92,864 23.98 3,873 Kannur
12 Thrippunithura 92,522 29.17 3,172 Ernakulam
13 Ponnani 90,491 23.32 3,880 Malappuram
14 Vatakara 80,356 21.34 3,766 Kozhikode
15 Kanhangad 73,536 39.54 1,860 Kasaragod
16 Payyanur 72,311 54.63 1,324 Kannur
17 Koyilandy 71,929 29.05 2,476 Kozhikode
18 Kodungallur 71,244 29.11 2,447 Thrissur
19 Parappanangadi 71,239 22.25 3,202 Malappuram
20 Kalamassery 71,038 27.00 2,631 Ernakulam
21 Neyyattinkara 70,840 28.78 2,461 Thiruvananthapuram
22 Guruvayur 70,012 29.66 2,361 Thrissur
23 Tanur 69,534 19.49 3,568 Malappuram
24 Kayamkulam 68,634 21.79 3,150 Alappuzha
25 Malappuram 68,088 33.60 2,026 Malappuram
26 Thrikkakkara 65,984 28.10 2,348 Ernakulam
27 Wadakkancherry 61,341 51.33 1,195 Thrissur
28 Irinjalakuda 60,507 33.57 1,802 Thrissur
29 Nedumangad 60,161 32.52 1,850 Thiruvananthapuram
30 Kondotty 59,256 30.93 1,916 Malappuram
31 Panoor 57,730 28.53 2,024 Kannur
32 Tirurangadi 56,632 17.73 3,194 Malappuram
33 Tirur 56,058 16.55 3,387 Malappuram
34 Changanassery 56,049 13.50 4,152 Kottayam
35 Nileshwaram 54,757 26.23 2,100 Kasaragod
36 Feroke 54,074 15.54 3,480 Kozhikode
37 Kunnamkulam 54,071 34.80 1,554 Thrissur
38 Kasaragod 54,015 16.69 3,236 Kasaragod
39 Ottappalam 53,792 32.68 1,646 Palakkad
40 Tiruvalla 52,883 27.94 1,893 Pathanamthitta
41 Thodupuzha 52,025 35.43 1,468 Idukki
42 Ettumanoor 51,129 27.80 1,839 Kottayam
43 Perinthalmanna 49,723 34.41 1,445 Malappuram
44 Chalakudy 49,481 25.23 1,961 Thrissur
45 Payyoli 49,470 22.34 2,214 Kozhikode
46 Koduvally 48,687 23.85 2,041 Kozhikode
47 Kottakkal 48,342 20.43 2,366 Malappuram
48 Mananthavady 47,974 80.10 599 Wayanad
49 Karunagappalli 47,483 18.65 2,546 Kollam
50 Mattanur 47,196 54.65 864 Kannur
51 Punalur 46,659 34.45 1,354 Kollam
52 Nilambur 46,342 36.26 1,278 Malappuram
53 Cherthala 45,827 16.19 2,831 Alappuzha
54 Pandalam 45,497 28.42 1,601 Pathanamthitta
55 Sultan Bathery 45,417 102.24 444 Wayanad
56 Maradu 44,704 12.35 3,620 Ernakulam
57 Valanchery 44,437 21.90 2,029 Malappuram
58 Taliparamba 44,247 18.96 2,334 Kannur
59 Shornur 43,528 32.34 1,346 Palakkad
60 Kattappana 42,646 52.77 808 Idukki
61 Mukkam 40,670 31.20 1,304 Kozhikode
62 Iritty 40,369 46.06 876 Kannur
63 Varkala 40,048 15.42 2597 Thiruvananthapuram
64 Cherpulassery 39,919 32.00 1,248 Palakkad
65 Chavakkad 39,095 12.41 3,150 Thrissur
66 Kothamangalam 38,837 40.04 970 Ernakulam
67 Pathanamthitta 37,545 23.50 1,598 Pathanamthitta
68 Attingal 37,382 16.87 2,400 Thiruvananthapuram
69 Paravur 37,189 16.19 2,297 Kollam
70 Ramanattukara 35,937 11.70 3,072 Kozhikode
71 Erattupetta 34,245 7.50 4,566 Kottayam
72 Sreekandapuram 33,489 68.72 487 Kannur
73 Angamaly 33,391 28.24 1,182 Ernakulam
74 Chittur-Thathamangalam 32,480 14.71 2,207 Palakkad
75 Kuthuparamba 32,405 16.76 1,934 Kannur
76 Mannarkkad 31,902 33.00 967 Palakkad
77 Kalpetta 31,580 40.74 775 Wayanad
78 North Paravur 31,493 9.02 3,492 Ernakulam
79 Haripad 30,977 19.24 1,610 Alappuzha
80 Muvattupuzha 30,397 13.18 2,306 Ernakulam
81 Kottarakara 30,055 17.40 1,727 Kollam
82 Adoor 29,165 20.42 1,428 Pathanamthitta
83 Piravom 29,105 29.36 991 Ernakulam
84 Pattambi 28,632 15.84 1,808 Palakkad
85 Anthoor 28,218 24.84 1,136 Kannur
86 Perumbavoor 28,105 13.61 2,065 Ernakulam
87 Mavelikkara 27,556 12.65 2,178 Alappuzha
88 Eloor 25,297 11.21 2,257 Ernakulam
89 Chengannur 23,456 14.96 1,568 Alappuzha
90 Vaikom 23,245 8.73 2,663 Kottayam
91 Aluva 22,428 7.14 3,141 Ernakulam
92 Pala 22,056 16.70 1,321 Kottayam
93 Koothattukulam 17,523 23.18 744 Ernakulam

References[edit]

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