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Dharmadam
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Dharmadam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°47′37″N75°28′15″E / 11.793550°N 75.4709320°E / 11.793550; 75.4709320 Coordinates: 11°47′37″N75°28′15″E / 11.793550°N 75.4709320°E / 11.793550; 75.4709320
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Area
  Total10.66 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total30,804
  Density2,900/km2 (7,500/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
670106
Telephone code91 (0)490
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL 58
Nearest cityThalassery
Sex ratio 1000:1202 /
Lok Sabha constituencyKannur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDharmadam
Website dharmadam.info
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Dharmadam Island

Dharmadom or Dharmadam is a census town in Thalassery taluk of Kannur district in the state of Kerala, India. [1] 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.

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History

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. [2] [3] 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). [4] [5] [6] [7] 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. [8] The 16th century Tuhfat Ul Mujahideen also states about the Masjid at Dharmapattanam (Dharmadam). [2]

The island of Dharmapattanam was claimed by all of the Kolattu Rajas, Kottayam Rajas, and Arakkal Bibi in the late medieval period. [3] The island of Dharmadam was ceded to East India Company in 1734, along with Thalassery. [2]

Demographics

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. [9]

Notable citizens

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