Mananthavady

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Mananthavady
Town
Mananthavady valliyoorkavu road jn.jpg
Mananthavady is located in Kerala
Mananthavady
Mananthavady
Location in Kerala, India
Mananthavady is located in India
Mananthavady
Mananthavady
Mananthavady (India)
Coordinates: 11°48′N 76°0′E / 11.800°N 76.000°E / 11.800; 76.000Coordinates: 11°48′N 76°0′E / 11.800°N 76.000°E / 11.800; 76.000
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictWayanad
Government
 • BodyMunicipality
 • Member of ParliamentRahul Gandhi (Indian National Congress)
Area
 • Total80.1 km2 (30.9 sq mi)
Elevation
760 m (2,490 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total47,974
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
670645 Mananthavady town, 670643 Kaniyaram
Telephone code04935
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-72
Sex ratio983 /
Literacy85.77%

Mananthavady is a municipality and taluk in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India.

Mananthavady has been referred to as Hosenkadi in a dictum scribbled under a copper artefact found at the Ananthanathaswamy Temple at Varadoor.[citation needed] The dominant view on the etymology is that the word is derived from "Mane Eytha Vady" (English: "The place where an arrow was shot at the deer"). This view is strengthened by the existence of a place called Ambukuthy, literally "the location where the arrow pierced", on the outskirts of the town.[1]

Transportation[edit]

The nearest railway station is at Vatakara, 65 km (40 mi) away. A Thalassery–Manathavady–Mysore railway line is being planned.[citation needed] The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport at Mattannur, 66 km (41 mi) away.

The Thalassery–Bavali Road passes through Mananthavady and is the town's main road, allowing connection to Mysore, Karnataka. The road to Mysore through Nagarhole National Park has been declared a National Highway by the central government; it is parallel to the Kabini River, night travel in this road is regulated so that the road is closed from 6PM to 6AM. The highway goes from Kainatty (at the junction of NH 212[766]) to Mysore via Bavali, Jayapura.[2] Another road permits access to Gonikoppal, Kodagu district, 60 km (37 mi) away via Kartikulam, Tholpetty forest, Kutta and Ponnampet.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mananthavady, Kerala
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.2
(81.0)
29.0
(84.2)
30.6
(87.1)
30.4
(86.7)
29.4
(84.9)
25.8
(78.4)
24.4
(75.9)
24.9
(76.8)
25.9
(78.6)
26.7
(80.1)
26.6
(79.9)
26.5
(79.7)
27.3
(81.1)
Average low °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
18.0
(64.4)
19.6
(67.3)
20.7
(69.3)
20.9
(69.6)
19.8
(67.6)
19.4
(66.9)
19.4
(66.9)
19.3
(66.7)
19.4
(66.9)
18.6
(65.5)
17.0
(62.6)
19.1
(66.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
9
(0.4)
20
(0.8)
101
(4.0)
186
(7.3)
515
(20.3)
1,096
(43.1)
565
(22.2)
211
(8.3)
203
(8.0)
82
(3.2)
19
(0.7)
3,010
(118.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://lsgkerala.in/mananthavadypanchayat/
  2. ^ "Centre Agrees to Upgrade 1,656km of State and National Highways". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ P. P.Chandran (April 2003). "Wayanad District" (PDF). District Handbooks of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Kerala. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 December 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Climate: Mananthavady", Climate-Data.org. Web: [1].

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