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Koyilandy
കൊയിലാണ്ടി
Quilandy
Town
Kadaloor Point Lighthouse, Koyilandy
Kadaloor Point Lighthouse, Koyilandy
Koyilandy is located in Kerala
Koyilandy
Koyilandy
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°26′20″N 75°41′42″E / 11.439°N 75.695°E / 11.439; 75.695Coordinates: 11°26′20″N 75°41′42″E / 11.439°N 75.695°E / 11.439; 75.695
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 71,873
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673305
Telephone code 496
Vehicle registration KL 56
Website www.quilandymunicipality.in

Koyilandy (or Quilandy/Quilandi) is a taluk and a Municipality town in the Kozhikode district in the North Malabar region, state of Kerala. This town is between Kozhikode and Vatakara (Badagara) and is on NH 66 (previously NH 17). It is sometimes identified with Tyndis in Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. The freedom fighter K. Kelappan was born in a nearby village, Muchukunnu.[2]

Geography[edit]

Koyilandy is located at 11°26′N 75°42′E / 11.43°N 75.70°E / 11.43; 75.70.[3] It has an average elevation of 2 m (6.6 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Koyilandy had a population of 68,970. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Koyilandy has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 80%. In Koylandy, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Administration[edit]

Koyilandy is the thaluk headquarters of 34 villages. They are: Arikkulam, Atholy, Avitanallur, Balussery, Chakkittapara, Changaroth, Chemancheri, Chempanode, Chengottukavu, Cheruvannur, Eravattur, Iringal, Kayanna, Keezhariyur, Koorachundu, Koothali, Kottur, Kozhukkallur, Menhaniam, Meppayur, Moodadi, Naduvannur, Nochad, Palery, Panangad, Panthalayani, Payyoli, Perambra, Sivapuram, Thikkodi, Thurayur, Ulliyeri, Unnikulam and Viyyur.

Kollam Parappally[edit]

Parappally Mosque and Kollam Juma Masjid is one of the oldest Muslim masjid in this area. There are 14 famous dargahs on the hill. Parappally beach is also known for its scenic sunset.

Koyilandy hookahs[edit]

The intricate work on a Malabar hookah

Koyilandy hookahs, traditional smoking pipes, of Kozhikode made in Koyilandy were famous across North India, the Gulf and Pakistan. Prepared by Moosari, a coppersmith community, these Hookahs were once considered a pride of Koyilandy. However it is not so any more. But in Gulf countries, Koyilandy hookahs are still very popular as "Malabar Hookah".

The craft owes it origin to a group of Yemeni merchants who had taken up residence at Koyilandy about 500 years ago. They commissioned the local craftsmen to make hookah, an object of oriental culture. Made by local craftsmen, the Hookah impressed Yemeni traders and soon came to be known as Koyilandy Hookah. Besides being ornately designed with attractive motifs, the Koyilandy Hookahs have a coconut shell as the water holder. Even today, these hookahs are exported to gulf countries.

Economy[edit]

Economy of Koyilandy revolves around fishing, local businesses and remittance from Gulf.

Transportation[edit]

The railway station at Koyilandy
  • Railway Station- Koyilandy Railway station, established in 1901[citation needed]
  • Nearest Airport- Calicut International Airport, approx. 50 km away.
  • Road- Koyilandy is only 25 kilometres from Kozhikode city. The road from Kozhikode to Koyilandy passes through Nadakkavu, West Hill, Elathur and Vengalam towns. After Pavangad junction, the road passes through villages like Pookkad, Chemencheri, Poyilkavu, Chengottu kavu and Melur before reaching Koyilandy town. The town of Koyilandy is situated on either side of the busy national highway going to Kannur and Mangalore.

Hospitals[edit]

  • Koyilandy Taluk Hospital
  • Rakesh Hospital
  • Co-operative Hospital
  • Aswini Hospital Kollam
  • Sarada(National) Hospital
  • M.M. Hospital
  • Sakalya Ayurveda Hospital
  • MINHANS HOMEOPATHY, Multispecialty Clinic. Markaz Building, Near New Bus Stand, Koyilandy, Ph: +91 9446 30 5562, +91 9142 08 4242

Politics[edit]

Koyilandy assembly constituency is part of Vadakara (Lok Sabha constituency).[5]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Sree Pisharikavu temple, Kollam
  • Sree sakthan kulangara bhagavathi ksetram
  • Kollam Parappally Makham (Muslim Dargah) of Thameemul Ansari (R) and the other predecessors of Prophet Muhammed (S,A)-2.5 km from Koyilandy Railway Station
  • Viyyur (Kakkulam) Paddy fields
  • Viyyur Vishnu Temple, Viyyur
  • Kappad Beach
  • Kakkayam Dam
  • Peruvannamuzhi Dam
  • Velliyamkallu
  • Parappalli Beach
  • Thoovappara Beach
  • Palakkulam beach
  • Urupuniya kavu temple
  • Moodadi vishnu temple
  • naduvathur siva temple
  • kollam chira
  • Muchukunnu Kotta Temple and Pond
  • poilkave sree durga devi temple
  • Kanhilassery Siva Temple
  • Panthalayini Sri Aghora Shiva Temple
  • Cheriyamangad Kottayil Shree Durga Bhagavathy Temple
  • Kothamangalam Sri Vishnu Temple
  • Melur Siva Temple
  • Oravingal Bhagavathy Temple
  • Manakulangara Bhagavathy Temple
  • Korayangad Sree Bhagavathi Temple(Puthiyatheru)
  • Korayangad Sree Ganapathi Temple (Puthiyatheru)
  • Korayangad Sree Ganapathi Temple (Pazhayatheru)
  • Maramuttam Sree Ganapathi Temple
  • Payattuvalappil Sree Devi Temple
  • Sri Ayyappa Temple Kothamangalam
  • Sree Ramakrishna Mutt
  • Pulimuttu (Easy Access to Fishing Boats to Shore)
  • Sree kidarathil thalachillon devi temple kanayankode
  • Thalachilion Temple Kanayankode
  • Valiyakath (Masjid & Dargha Makham) - Beach Road Koyilandy

Suburbs of Koyilandy[edit]

  • Vengalam and Thiruvangoor
  • Vettilapara and Chemancheri
  • Chengottukavu and Melur
  • Anakkulam and Moodadi Toll
  • Nandi, Thikkody and Payyoli

Villages in Koyilandy Taluk[edit]

  • Iringal, Payyoli, Thikkodi and Moodadi
  • Viyyur, Panthalayani, Chengottukavu and Chemancherry
  • Thurayur, Keezhariyur, Arikkulam and Kozhukkallur
  • Atholy, Ulliyeri, Balussery and Naduvannur
  • Kottur, Avittanallur, Cheruvannur and Meppayur
  • Chakkittappara, Chempanode, Perambra and Kayanna
  • Koorachundu, Koothaly, Menhaniam and Eravattur
  • Nochad, Palery and Changaroth

Road distance[edit]

  • Payyoly to Meppayur: 11km
  • Payyoly to Perambra. 19 km
  • Payyoly to Anchampeedika. 4 km

Educational institutes[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Indian Public School, Kannoor, Koyilandy
  • Puliyancheri UP School, Viyyur
  • Puliyancheri LP School, Puliyanchery
  • Amrita Vidyalayam, Peruvatoor
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Quilandy Kendra
  • CKG Memorial High School
  • Panthalayani U.P. school
  • Kollam U.P. School
  • Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Koyilandy
  • Kavumvattam U.P. School, Naderi
  • Melur Lower Primary School, Melur, Chengottukave
  • Govt. Girls HSS, Koyilandy
  • Chengottukave East U.P school, Chengottukave.
  • Chemanchery Kolakkad UP School
  • Poilkave Higher Secondary School, Poilkave
  • Kalidasa Vidhya Nikethan, Cheliya
  • Higher Secondary School, Thiruvangoor
  • Govt. Maappilah Vocational Higher Secondary School, Koyilandy
  • Kothamangalam South LP School, Koyilandy
  • Kothamangalam Govt.LP School, Koyilandy
  • Kavumvattom UP School
  • Sri Sathya Sai Vidyapeeth Sri Sailam, Nandi
  • Kannoth U.P.School,Keezhariyur,Koyilandy
  • Anthata U.P. School
  • SVASS Naduvathur
  • Jaycee Montissoree School
  • Ilahiya HSS, Kappad
  • ICS, Koyilandy
  • Kuruvangad Central UP School
  • Peruvatoor LP School
  • Nambrathkara UP School
  • MLPS Nateri
  • Arikkulam UP School
  • Markaz Public School (khalfan), Koyilandy
  • Madrassathu Nasser (Run by Markazzu Ssaqafathi Ssunniyya)
  • Vidya Sadanam Model School, Purakkad, Thikkodi
  • Sharaful Islam Madrassa, Kollam
  • Islamiya Maddrassa (JHM)
  • Infinite IT Campus (Govt. Recognized Computer Education Centre [C-DIT and Rutronix ])
  • Kuruvangad South UP School

Higher education[edit]

  • GVHSS for Boys, Koyilandy
  • S.A.R.B.T.M. Govt. College, Muchukunnu
  • R.Sankar Memmorial SNDP Yogam Arts and Science College, Koyilandy
  • Govt. ITI, Koyilandy
  • lahiya arts and science college, Koyilandy
  • Sri Sankara Sanskrit university, Nambrathkara,naduvathur(PO)
  • Govt. Commerce Institute, Korayangad street, Koyilandy

Location[edit]

References[edit]


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