Parappur

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parappur
Paddy fields
Parappur
പരപ്പൂർ
village
Paddy fields in parappur
Paddy fields in parappur
Coordinates: 11°02′01″N 76°00′00″E / 11.0335300°N 76.000100°E / 11.0335300; 76.000100Coordinates: 11°02′01″N 76°00′00″E / 11.0335300°N 76.000100°E / 11.0335300; 76.000100
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Area
 • Total 15.11 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 26,100
 • Density 1,727/km2 (4,470/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 676503
Telephone code 0483
Vehicle registration KL-65
Nearest city Malappuram
Sex ratio 1062 /
Literacy 91.45%
Lok Sabha constituency Malappuram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Vengara
Website lsgkerala.in/parappurpanchayat/

Parappur is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Geography[edit]

The village has an area of 15.11 km2 (4,473 sq mi) and is bordered by Vengara, Ooragam and Othukkungal villages to the north and Othukkungal village to the east, Edarikkod and Kottakkal villages to the south and the Edarikkod and Vengara towards the west.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Parappur had a population of 31775 with 15290 males and 16485 females.[1]

Culture[edit]

Parappur village is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus are exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditions. Duff Muttu, Kolkali and Aravanamuttu are common folk arts of this locality. There are many libraries attached to mosques giving a rich source of Islamic studies. Some of the books are written in Arabi-Malayalam which is a version of the Malayalam language written in Arabic script. People gather in mosques for the evening prayer and continue to sit there after the prayers discussing social and cultural issues. Business and family issues are also sorted out during these evening meetings. The Hindu minority of this area keeps their rich traditions by celebrating various festivals in their temples. Hindu rituals are done here with a regular devotion like other parts of Kerala.[2]

Transportation[edit]

Parappur village connects to other parts of India through Kottakkal town. National highway No.66 passes through Tanur and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. State Highway No.28 starts from Nilambur and connects to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore through Highways.12,29 and 181. National Highway No.966 connects to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Tirur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ http://www.malappuram.net/art-and-culture.htm