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Kodanchery
Kodanchery (India)
Coordinates: 11°28′19″N75°58′08″E / 11.4719°N 75.96899°E / 11.4719; 75.96899 Coordinates: 11°28′19″N75°58′08″E / 11.4719°N 75.96899°E / 11.4719; 75.96899
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kozhikode
Taluk Thamarassery
Block Panchayat Koduvally
Grama PanchayathKodanchery
Population
 (2001)
  Total18,461
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-57
Nearest city Thamarassery Kozhikode
Website www.kodancherry.com

Kodanchery is a town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India. [1]

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Nearby towns include Thamarassery, Thiruvambady, Nellipoyil , Thusharagiri Falls. It is under Thiruvambadi Assembly Constituency. Kodanchery is a Panchayat headquarters.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Kodanchery had a population of 18461 with 9233 males and 9228 females. [1]

Thiruvambady, Pullurampara, Nellipoyil and Engapuzha are nearby villages of kodanchery. St. Mary's Forane Church which is a Marian Pilgrimage Center and St. Joseph's HSS school [2] is located in the heart of the city. It is a plantation destination that abounds in rubber, arecanut, pepper, ginger and various spices. The famous tourist destination Thusharagiri waterfalls is just 10 km from Kodanchery town and 50 km from Kozhikode City.

Culture and people

Though the population is diverse, Kodanchery is a hub of Christians mainly Saint Thomas Christians It is known as mini Kottayam as most of the people are migrated from different parts of Kottayam.

Administration

Kodanchery is part of Thiruvambady legislative assembly constituency and Wayanad parliamentary constituency. The current MLA is Linto Joseph (Indian politician)]. The current MP is Rahul Gandhi.The Grama Panchayat President is Sri Alex Thomas. It is divided into 21 wards. It is in the limits of three Villages - Kodancherry, Koodathai and Nellipoil but in only one Police Station - Kodancherry. PIN Code of Kodancherry is 673580.

History

The first church in Kodenchery was started at Ambalamkunnu near Kannoth. As the population increased, it was moved to Ambattupadi for convenience, and later to the town where the Kodanchery LP School is situated.

Tourism

Thusharagiri Falls are a tourist destination in the Malabar region, with five water falls right in the middle of the forest. Two streams originating from the Western Ghats meet here to form the Chalippuzha River. The river diverges into three waterfalls creating a snowy spray, which gives the name, 'Thusharagiri' ("snow capped mountains"). The highest waterfall is the Thenpara (honey hill) that falls from an altitude of 75 metres.[ citation needed ] Chembukkadavu Weir is a small diversion dam situated in Chalippuzha river

Education

Transportation

Kodenchery village connects to other parts of India through Calicut city on the west and Thamarassery town on the east. National highway 66 passes through Kozhikode and the northern stretch connects to Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. The eastern National Highway 766 going through Adivaram connects to Kalpetta, Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest airports are at Kannur and Kozhikode. The nearest railway station is at Kozhikode.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  2. "St.Joseph's Higher Secondary School Pullurampara". www.stjosephshsskodenchery.org. Retrieved 14 December 2019.