Coordinates: 10°54′N 75°55′E / 10.9°N 75.92°E / 10.9; 75.92
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a sky view of area Tirur area
a sky view of area Tirur area
Tirur is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Tirur is located in India
Tirur (India)
Coordinates: 10°54′N 75°55′E / 10.9°N 75.92°E / 10.9; 75.92
Country India
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipal Council
 • ChairmanK. Bava
 • Vice ChairpersonMuneera
 • Total16.55 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
2 m (7 ft)
 • Total56,058
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0494
Vehicle registrationKL-55

Tirur is a major town municipality in Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala spread over an area of 16.55 square kilometres (6.39 sq mi). It is one of the business centers of Malappuram district and is situated 26 kilometres (16 mi) west of Malappuram and 52.5 kilometres (32.6 mi) south of Kozhikode, on the Shoranur–Mangalore section under Southern Railway. Tirur is also a major regional trading centre for fish and betel leaf and has an average elevation of 2 metres (6 ft 7 in).

Wagon Tragedy Memorial Hall



As of 2001 India census,[3] Tirur had a population of 53,650, of which 48% are male and 52% female. Tirur has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 78%. In Tirur, 14% of the population is under six years of age. Tirur assembly constituency is part of Ponnani (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]


Tirur railway station

Educational institutions[edit]

There are many schools in Tirur, ranging from private and government schools to two colleges and a polytechnic school.

Name Type Sector
Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University,[5] Tirur University Govt.
Thunchan Memorial Govt. College,[6] Vakkad Post Grad. College Govt.
Ansar Arabic College (AAC), Valavannur

[7] KADUNGATHUKUND | style="text-align: center;" | Post Grad. College

SSUS Regional Centre Tirur,[8] Thazhethara Post-grad. College Private
Cochin College of Engineering and Technology, Athippatta-Valanchery Professional College PVT.
KELTRON KNOWLEDE CENTER, Naduvilangadi Professional Govt.
Seethi Sahib Memorial Polytechnic College Tirur[9] Polytechnic Aided
Food Craft Institute[10] Professional Govt.
MDPS[11] ITI Govt.
IHRD Extension Centre[12] Professional Govt.
MES Central School Tirur[13] High School Private
MET High School, Alathiyur[14] High School Private
TIC Secondary School High School Private
Fathima Matha English School High School Private
JMHSS Tirur High School Private
K.H.M.H.S.S Alathiyur, Higher secondary School Aided
NSS English School High School Private
MET Tirur Central School[15] High School Private
Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan English School,[16] Tirunavaya High School Private
Bafakhy YatheemKhana Vocational Higher Secondary School.Valavannur, Kadungathukund Higher Secondary School Aided
MSM Higher Secondary School, Kallingaparamba High School Aided
Govt. HSS, Cheriyamundam High School Govt.
Govt. Girls HSS, B. P. Angadi High School Govt.
Govt. Boys HSS High School Govt.
Govt. HSS, Ezhur High School Govt.
Govt. HSS, Niramaruthur High School Govt.
NMHSS, Thirunavaya High School Private
GVHSS, Paravanna High School Govt.
Vallathol AUP School, Mangalam Aided School Aided
A.M.U.P School, Areekkad UP School Aided
Tirur Municipality


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kerala (India): Districts, Cities and Towns - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. ^ "The Kerala Official Language (Legislation) Act, 1969" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University".
  6. ^ "Thunchan Memorial Govt. College".
  7. ^ "AAC Valavannur".
  8. ^ "SSUS Regional Centre Tirur".
  9. ^ "SSM Polytechnic".
  10. ^ "Food Craft Institute".
  11. ^ "MDPS Pvt ITI".
  12. ^ "IHRD Extension Centre".
  13. ^ "MES Central School".
  14. ^ "MET High school".
  15. ^ "MET Tirur Central School".
  16. ^ "Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan English School".

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