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Koyilandy
Koyilandy
Quilandy
Town
Koyilandy is located in Kerala
Koyilandy
Koyilandy
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°26′N 75°42′E / 11.43°N 75.70°E / 11.43; 75.70Coordinates: 11°26′N 75°42′E / 11.43°N 75.70°E / 11.43; 75.70
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

Hospitals[edit]

  • Koyilandy Taluk Hospital
  • Rakesh Hospital
  • Co-operative Hospital
  • Aswini Hospital Kollam
  • Sarada 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
  • poilkave sree durga devi 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

Educational Institutes[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Indian Public School, Kannoor, Koyilandy
  • Puliyancheri UP School, Viyyur
  • Puliyancheri LP School, Puliyanchery
  • Amrita Vidyalayam, Peruvatoor
  • Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Koyilandy
  • 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.
  • Poilkave High 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
  • 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)

References[edit]


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563 news items

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:50:03 -0700

KOZHIKODE: The Koyilandy Taluk Hospital, which was upgraded from a health centre five years ago, too stands testament to the apathy of the authorities. It is currently reeling under acute shortage of medical and para medical staff, besides lacking in ...

onmanorama

onmanorama
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700

Around 30 hotels in Kozhikode, Vatakara and Koyilandy were raided on Tuesday under the recently launched drive. Ten hotels, found to be cooking food in unhygienic conditions, were served notices by the food safety officials. They also seized artificial ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:50:30 -0700

The Koyilandy Municipality will shortly hand over nearly 25 cents of land to the Fire and Rescue Service Department to start a new unit in Koyilandy. Municipal officials said the formalities related to handing over the land had been completed and the ...
 
Times of India
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:18:45 -0700

"We suspect the involvement of a gang behind the crime," said an official with the Koyilandy police station. According to officials, five to six offences are reported in a day and they suspect that the robbers target a specific area after monitoring ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 06:30:00 -0700

He plays Prakashan, who grew up in Koyilandy. But his mother packs him off to Kutch in Gujarat after he fails his class ten, to live with his uncle Chandran. He stays there for nearly 15 years and never returns to Kerala. Perhaps his mother's demise ...
 
The New Indian Express
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700

Koyilandy, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has said. He was responding to the submission on Thursday moved by K Dasan MLA in the. assembly demanding a Fire station owing to the increasing number of accidents in the region. “If the basic facilities ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:18:45 -0700

KOYILANDY:The Koyilandy municipality is all set to give a major boost to tourism activities in the municipal area, with its proposed township which is to be set up at Kollam near here. The municipal vice chairman T K Chandran said that the township ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Thu, 21 May 2015 17:35:19 -0700

VADAKARA:The filthy old Koyilandy bus stand site will soon wear a new look. The Municipality is planning to give a facelift to the developing town by rebuilding it into a shopping mall. Municipal chairperson K Santha said the proposed shopping mall, ...
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