Pulikkal

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Pulikkal
Cherukavu
village
Paddyfields in Pulikkal
Paddyfields in Pulikkal
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Population (2001)
 • Total 35,050
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673637
Vehicle registration KL-10

Pulikkal or Cherukavu is a village in Malappuram district in the state of Kerala, India.[1]

Proposed Karipur-Kondotty Municipality[edit]

The proposed Karipur-Kondotty Municipality comprises:[2]

Total Area: 122.99 km2

Total Population (1991 Census): 152,839

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Pulikkal had a population of 35050 with 17481 males and 17569 females.[1]

Cherukavu Panchayath[edit]

Most parts of Pulikkal town fall under the jurisdiction of Cherukavu Panchayath administration. The word Pulikkal is used to refer to the town and the word Cherukavu is used only by the bureaucracy. The actual center of Cherukavu village is in Kannamvettikkavu, five kilometers away from Pulikkal town.

Suburbs and Villages[edit]

  • Siyamkandam
  • Periyambalam and Andiyoorkunnu
  • Alungal and Kottappuram
  • Thalekkara and Neettanimmal

Culture[edit]

Pulikkal village is as predominantly Muslim populated area. Hindus are exist in comparatively smaller numbers. So the culture of the locality is based upon Muslim traditons. 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.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Pulikkal village connects to other parts of India through Feroke town on the west and Nilambur town on the east. National highway No.66 passes through Pulikkal and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The soutehrn 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. The nearest airports is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Feroke.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Talks on Karipur airport development today". The Hindu. 3 November 2004. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.malappuram.net/art-and-culture.htm