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Peringome is located in Kerala
Peringome is located in India
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 12°13′25″N 75°18′50″E / 12.22361°N 75.31389°E / 12.22361; 75.31389Coordinates: 12°13′25″N 75°18′50″E / 12.22361°N 75.31389°E / 12.22361; 75.31389
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,261
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670 307
Telephone code 04985
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Nearest city Kannur
Lok Sabha constituency Kasargod
Vidhan Sabha constituency Payyanur

Peringome is a town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] It is 60 km north-east of Kannur town.


The Peringome Struggle has been held up as a singular instance of success in India in scrapping a proposed nuclear plant. This was possible by the pressure mounted by the campaign based on the socio-political and educational status as well as the demographic and geographical peculiarities of the state. The environmental consciousness promoted and spread by the ‘silent valley’ movement and the general apprehension about radiation health hazards generated by discussions about the Chernobyl disaster fresh in the minds of the people, helped the resistance to gain such momentum. Now that about two decades have elapsed, I think, it is proper to make a few possible generalisations, especially when we are exploring chances of better networking and cooperation among anti-nuclear groups all over India. Of course there are lessons to be learnt from both the positive aspects and drawbacks of our struggle.

Kokkanisseri and Taliparmba (south), Payyanur (west) and Nileswaram (north-west) are major towns nearby.

Mangalore Airport is about 88 km north. Payyanur Railway Station is the closest railhead. peringome is famous in terms of anti-nuclear struggle.


As of 2001 India census, Peringome had a population of 13261 with 6388 males and 6873 females.[1] The village has a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp. The Director General of Police is K.V. Madhusudhanan.



The national highway passes through Perumba 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 Payyanur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Kannur, Mangalore and Calicut. All of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.

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  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10.