Friday, April 7, 2017

Kozhikode District With Talukas in Kerala State

Kozhikode District  With Talukas: Kozhikode District is a district of Kerala state, on the southwest coast of India. The city of Kozhikode, formerly known as Calicut, is the district headquarters. Kozhikode district is bordered by the districts of Kannur and Mahe in Pondicherry state to the north, Wayanad to the east, and Malappuram to the south.

The Arabian Sea lies to the west. In 2001 the district was divided into 3 talukas:
Kozhikode, Quilandy, Vadakara


Kozhikode District

Kozhikode District


By the 2011 census, there are 12 block panchayats in Kozhikode. The history of the district is inevitably intertwined with the history of the city of Kozhikode. Calicut is the anglicized form of Kalikat, the name used by Mappilas to refer to Kozhikode. It was also called the Cock Fort, a usage that may have come from kozhi kodu. The district has a generally humid climate with a very hot season extending from March to May. The rainy season is during the South-West Monsoon, which sets in the first week of June and extends up to September. The North East Monsoon extends from the second half of October through November. The average annual rainfall is 3266 mm. The best weather is found in towards the end of the year, in December and January.

According to the 2011 census Kozhikode district has a population of 3,089,543. Kozhikode has a sex ratio of 1097 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 95.24%. Kozhikode occupies a prominent place in the history of Malayalam journalism. The origin of journalism in this district can be traced back to 1880. The Kerala Pathrika is likely to be the earliest newspaper published from Kozhikode. In 2013, a news channel named MEDIA ONE started to telecast as its HQ and base station at Calicut. This is the first Malayalam channel telecast from Calicut, and it belongs to Madhyamam family. In the field of Malayalam language and literature, Kozhikode has made significant contributions. The district is famous for folk songs or ballads are known as Vadakkan Pattukal. Kozhikode has strong associations with ghazals and football. Kozhikode has a rich tradition of folk art. There are many premier institutes in Kozhikode. They are IIM (Indian Institute of Management), NIT (National institute of Technology), NIRDESH (National Institute of Research and Development in Defense Shipping) the first of its kind in India, IISR (Indian Institute of Spices Research), and NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology). FDDI (Footwear Design and Development Institute) is upcoming in Kozhikode. ZSI (Zoological Survey of India)'s western ghat center is at Kozhikode.

Talukas in Kozhikode District

Kozhikode Quilandy Vadakara


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