Taliparamba

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Taliparamba (തളിപ്പറമ്പ)
Town/Municipality/Taluk
Taliparamba-skyline.jpg
Taliparamba (തളിപ്പറമ്പ) is located in Kerala
Taliparamba (തളിപ്പറമ്പ)
Taliparamba (തളിപ്പറമ്പ)
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 75°21′36″E / 12.037002°N 75.359945°E / 12.037002; 75.359945Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 75°21′36″E / 12.037002°N 75.359945°E / 12.037002; 75.359945
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Area
 • Total 1,330.56 km2 (513.73 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 72,465
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670141
Telephone code 0460
Vehicle registration KL 59
Website www.taliparambamunicipality.in
Sir Syed College, Taliparamba

Taliparamba or Thaliparamba is a city and a municipality of 72,500 people in the Kannur district, state of Kerala, spread over an area of 43.05 km2. The surrounding area (including the villages of Pattuvam, Kuttikkol, Karimbam) features lush green fields and low rolling hills. The rivers of Kuppam and Valapattanam surround the town from all sides and the Arabian sea is only 14 kilometres to the west. The hanging bridge at Kuttiyeri and Kooveri, and the riverside temple at Parassinikkadavu, attract a large number of tourists. Taliparamba originated as the Perinchalloor Brahman settlement. Of the 2,000 Brahman families who settled it, only 45 remain. Today, Muslims and Christians form a sizeable portion of the population.

Geography[edit]

Taliparamba is located at 12°03′N 75°21′E / 12.05°N 75.35°E / 12.05; 75.35.[2] It has an average elevation of 56 metres (183 feet).

Administration[edit]

Taliparamba is the second largest Taluk in Kerala. Taliparamba is a municipality, with an area of 43.08 km2. It is divided into 44 wards.[3] The headquarters of Taliparamba Taluk are located in Taliparamba. There are 47 villages in the Taluk. They are spread from the coast to the hills. The 13 village panchayats that form Taliparamba's block panchayat are the following:

The Payyanur and Irikkur block panchayats are also in this Taluk. It is also an Assembly constituency, traditionally held by left-wing parties.[4] At present, James Mathew is the MLA. Parts of this constituency belong to Kannur Parliamentary constituency. There is also a police station and court. Other 2-L.A. constituencies are Payyanur and Irikkur. As of 2013, Shri. C. Krishnaan & Shri. K.C. Joseph represent these 2-L. A. constituencies.

Taliparamba Juma Masjid
Sree Rajarajeshwara Temple, Taliparamba

Taliparamba is home to a number of temples, churches and mosques. Temples include the Rajarajeshwara Temple, Trichambaram Temple and Parassinikkadavu Temple. Taliparamba Juma Masjid and St. Mary's Church are other prominent religious centres in the town.

Educational Organizations[edit]

In the 14th and 15th centuries, during the regime of the Kolathiri Rajas, Taliparamba was renowned in Kerala as a seat of learning, enlightenment and culture. Today, the most prominent educational institutions are

Places of Worship[edit]

Raja Rajeshwari Temple[edit]

The Shiva temple on Payyannur road is called Raja Rajeshwari temple. It has been visited by foreign dignitaries like the President of Sri Lanka.

Thrichambaram Temple[edit]

Thrichambaram festival is celebrated every year at the Krishna temple, Taliparamba. A procession comes from the Mazhur temple shouting 'Govinda, Govinda' all the way. Thousands of people watch all the night the 'Koodippiriyal' drama of the festival. This drama is conducted at Pookkothu Nadu near the temple where traditionally built seats are available to accommodate the visitors.

The Big Juma Masjidh[edit]

The Taliparamba Valiya Juma Masjidh inside the market is built in the style of a Hindu temple. This ancient structure is built in a majestic courtyard flanked by a pond.

Pushpagiri Church[edit]

The catholic church at Pushpagiri hills is a very prominent christian place of worship.

The Syed Nagar Mosque[edit]

The Syed Nagar mosque is situated near Tagore School at Manna. It is built in a very scenic surroundings.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian Census, Taliparamba had a population of 67,441. 32,511 people (48%) were males and 34,930 people (52%) were females. Taliparamba has an average literacy rate of 90%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 95.54%, and female literacy is 84.52%. In Taliparamba, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The density is 1398 persons/km2.

Entertainment[edit]

Vismaya Water Theme Park near Taliparamba

There are 5 cinemas in Taliparamba:

The Vismaya Water Theme Park and Snake Park are located at Parassinikadava near Taliparamba.

Politics[edit]

Taliparamba is traditionally a communist stronghold. But Indian National Congress, Muslim League and BJP has strong influecne in this town. Political violence is the highest in the state. Taliparamba assembly constituency is part of Kannur (Lok Sabha constituency).[5] The Municipal Chair is P.V. Ramla Pakkar; the Vice Chair is Muraleedharan Komath. Other members can be found here.

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