|• Total||10.66 km2 (4.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Telephone code||91 (0)490|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|Vehicle registration||KL 58|
|Sex ratio||1000:1202 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kannur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Dharmadam|
Dharmadom or Dharmadam is a census town in Thalassery taluk of Kannur district in the state of Kerala, India.This town is located in between Anjarakandi River and Ummanchira river, and Palayad town and Arabian sea. It is known for the 100-year-old Government Brennen College and Dharmadam Island.
The Dharmadam region was also called Poyanadu due to the belief that Dharmadam was the place from where the last Cheraman Perumal king of Kerala took his final departure on the journey to Mecca and sailed to Mecca.Legend of Cheraman Perumals, the first Indian mosque was built in 624 AD at Kodungallur with the mandate of the last the ruler (the Cheraman Perumal) of Chera dynasty, who converted to Islam during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (c. 570–632). According to Qissat Shakarwati Farmad , the Masjids at Kodungallur, Kollam, Madayi, Barkur, Mangalore, Kasaragod, Kannur, Dharmadam, Panthalayini, and Chaliyam, were built during the era of Malik Dinar, and they are among the oldest Masjids in Indian Subcontinent. The 16th century Tuhfat Ul Mujahideen also states about the Masjid at Dharmapattanam (Dharmadam).
The island of Dharmapattanam was claimed by all of the Kolattu Rajas, Kottayam Rajas, and Arakkal Bibi in the late medieval period.The island of Dharmadam was ceded to East India Company in 1734, along with Thalassery.
As of 2011 Census,, Dharmadam had a population of 30,804. Males constitute 45.4% of the population and females 54.6%. The average sex ratio was 1202 higher than state average of 1084. Dharmadam census town has an area of 10.66 km2 (4.12 sq mi) with 6,751 families residing in it. Dharmadom had an average literacy rate of 97.2%, higher than the state average of 94%: male literacy was 98.4% and, female literacy was 96.3%. In Dharmadam, 9.2% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Kasaragod, Or Casrod, in English as Cazrod, and Malayalam as Kanhirakod, is a municipal town and administrative headquarters of Kasaragod district in the state of Kerala, India. Established in 1966, Kasaragod was the first municipal town in the district. It is the northernmost district of Kerala and is also known as Saptha Bhasha Sangama Bhoomi.
Kodungallur is a historically significant town situated on the banks of river Periyar on the Malabar Coast in Thrissur district of Kerala, India. It is 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of Kochi (Cochin) by National Highway 66 and 38 km (24 mi) from Thrissur. Kodungallur, being a port city at the northern end of the Kerala lagoons, was a strategic entry point for the naval fleets to the extensive Kerala backwaters.
Kannur, is one of the 14 districts along the west coast in the state of Kerala, India. The city of Kannur is the district headquarters and gives the district its name. The old name, Cannanore, is the anglicized form of the Malayalam name "Kannur". Kannur district is bounded by Kasaragod District to the north, Kozhikode district to the south, Mahé district to the southwest and Wayanad District to the southeast. To the east, the district is bounded by the Western Ghats, which forms the border with the state of Karnataka. The Arabian Sea lies to the west. Paithalmala is the highest point in Kannur District (1,372m). Enclosed within the southern part of the district is the Mahé district of the Union Territory of Puducherry. The district was established in 1957.
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Muzhappilangad (മുഴപ്പിലങ്ങാട്) is a coastal town near Thalassery in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.
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