Wayanad District With Talukas in Kerala State

Wayanad District With Talukas: Wayanad District is a district in the north-east of Kerala state, atIndia with headquarter in the town of Kalpetta. The district was formed on 1 November 1980 as the 12th district in Kerala by carving out areas from Kozhikode and Kannur district. The district is 3.79% urbanized, with three municipal towns Kalpetta, Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery. Wayanad has seen a recent tourism boom and is now one of the most popular tourist destinations of Kerala. It is the only district in Kerala that shares its borders with both Karnataka and TamilNadu states. For this reason, it is often visited by tourists from these states. The only Earth Dam in India is Banasura Sagar Dam and the only pine forest of Kerala is Chandanathode. Wayanad is also surrounded by the legendary wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur, Muthanga and Nagarhole. Wayanad also has the largest population of Asian elephants in the world. Wayanad district is in the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau. Part of the Western Ghats is in the district. In the center of the district hills are lower in height while the northern area has high hills. In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayat Raj named Wayanad one of the country’s 250 most backward districts. It is one of the two districts in Kerala currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

Wayanad District

According to the 2011 census Wayanad district had a population around 8.5 lakhs. Wayanad has a sex ratio of 1035 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 89.32%, the lowest in the state. The Kabini River, one of the three east flowing rivers of Kerala, is an important tributary of the Kaveri River. Almost the entire Wayanad district is drained by Kabini and its three tributaries, the Panamaram, Mananthavady, and Kalindy rivers. The Banasura Sagar Dam is built on one of the tributaries of the Kabini River.

Talukas in Wayanad District

Sulthanbathery Vythiri Mananthavady

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