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Sunset viewed from a hill near Pattuvam U.P school.
Sunset viewed from a hill near Pattuvam U.P school.
Pattuvam is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Pattuvam is located in India
Pattuvam (India)
Coordinates: 12°02′21″N 75°19′16″E / 12.039290°N 75.321110°E / 12.039290; 75.321110Coordinates: 12°02′21″N 75°19′16″E / 12.039290°N 75.321110°E / 12.039290; 75.321110
Country India
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91460222
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-59
Lok Sabha constituencyKasargod
Legislative Assembly constituencyKallyasseri
Pattuvam river seen from Mangalassery

Pattuvam is a village in Kannur district, Kerala, India. It is bounded by Kuppam river on the north-west-south directions (locally known as Pattuvam river). It shares border with Taliparamba municipality on the east. A joint-less bridge over Kuppam river which connects Pattuvam to Kottakkeel of Ezhome village in northwest direction was inaugurate by Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan in January 2017.[1]


Pattuvam has an area of 32 square kilometers.It has population of 15659 of which 7214 are males while 8445 are females as per Population Census 2011. Population of children with age 0-6 is 1813 which makes up 11.58 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Pattuvam village is 1171 which is higher than Kerala state average of 1084. Child Sex Ratio for the Pattuvam as per census is 962, lower than Kerala average of 964.It has lower literacy rate compared to Kerala. In 2011, literacy rate of Pattuvam village was 91.04 % compared to 94.00 % of Kerala. In Pattuvam Male literacy stands at 96.17 % while female literacy rate was 86.78 %.


Surrounded with rivers on all sides except the east where it shares a boundary with the Thaliparamba municipality, Pattuvam has rich biodiversity thanks to its hills, rivers, etc. Pattuvam created history a decade ago when it used its autonomy to assert its sole right to the local biodiversity.

Villages and suburbs[edit]

The Panchayat consists of mini-villages like Mangalasseri, Muthukuda, kavungal, Pattuvam, Muriyathode, Mullool, Ariyil,Kunnaru, Parappool, and Vellikkeel. The Panchayat is ruled by the left front led by President Mr.Anakkeel Chandran. With a predominantly agriculture oriented population, Pattuvam is home to many eminent personalities.[clarification needed]


Vadakke Kavu (Panchuruli Temple), Kunhimathilam Temple, Valiyamathilakam Temple, Cheriyamrambu Sree Narasimha Murthy Temple & Muthukuda siva temple are the famous temples in Pattuvam.

Schools and Colleges[edit]


  • Government Higher Secondary School
  • Government Model Residential Higher Secondary School
  • Pattuvam Upper Primary School
  • Ariyil Upper Primary School
  • Government Harijan Welfare Lower Primary School
  • Muthukuda Lower Primary School
  • Mullool Lower Primary School
  • Ariyil Government Lower Primary School


  • College of Applied Sciences, Pattuvam is affiliated to Kannur University and is established in 1999 with Regular courses of B.Sc(Computer Sciences) and B.Sc (Electronics).The college also provide PGDCA course Conducted by Institute of Human Resources Development

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Samskriti- Sahajeevanam Heritage Museum and Tarumitra Biodiversity Center, Muthukuda
  • Vellikkeel Eco Tourism Park is 5 km from Pattuvam
  • Various temples in the area are known for conducting Theyyam and Kaliyattam


The national highway NH 66 passes through Taliparamba junction. Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Payangadi on Mangalore-Palakkad line, which can be accessed through Pazhayangadi-Taliparamba road. Trains are available to almost all parts of India. Express and Passenger trains have scheduled stop at this station. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports with many direct flights to Middle Eastern countries.


  1. ^ "Malabar gets its first joint-less bridge". Mangalam.