This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)(Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|• Type||Municipal Council|
|• Body||Perinthalmanna Municipality|
|• Total||34.41 km2 (13.29 sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
As of 2001[update] India census, Perinthalmanna had a population of 44,613. Males constituted 48% of the population and females 52%. Perinthalmanna has had an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 79%. In Perinthalmanna, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
People from Perintalmanna
- Poonthanam, author of the devotional poem Njanappana
- Nandanar (author)
- E. M. S. Namboodiripad, politician and theorist also first chief minister of kerala
- Neralattu Rama Poduval, musician
- Cherukad, playwright and political activist
- Nalakath Soopy, MLA for 26 years from 1980- 2006 and former Minister for Education
- Manjalamkuzhi Ali, current MLA from the constituency
- P. Sreeramakrishnan, Speaker of Kerala Legislature
Perinthalmanna is a predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus 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. Most 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.[better source needed]
National Highway 966 (India) passes through Perinthalmanna which connects Palakkad, Malappuram and Kozhikode district headquarters in Kerala. State Highway 23 (Kerala) that starts in Shoranur Railway Station and ends by joining National Highway 966 (India) at Perinthalmanna. State Highway 53 (Kerala) that starts in Cherpulassery and ends by joining State Highway 23. State Highway 73 (Kerala) passes through Perinthalmanna which connects Valanchery and Nilambur. State Highway 39 (Kerala) passes through Perinthalmanna which connects Perumpilavu and Nilambur.
Angadipuram_railway_station is an nearest Railway Station on the Nilambur – Shoranur Railway Line which is about 2.5 Kilometers from Perinthalmanna.
The nearest airport is at Kozhikode which is about 45 Kilometers from Perinthalmanna. Cochin International Airport is the second nearest airport which is about 120 Kilometers from Perinthalmanna.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Perintalmanna.|
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.