Malappuram metropolitan area

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Malappuram metropolitan area
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Malappuram metropolitan area
Country India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
  Total858 km2 (331 sq mi)
 (2011) [2]
  Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-10, KL-55, KL-84, KL-65,KL-53,KL-54
Nearest city Malappuram,Manjeri
Sex ratio 1102 /1000

The Malappuram Metropolitan Area or Malappuram Urban Agglomeration is an urban agglomeration centred around the city of Malappuram, Manjeri in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. [3] It is the 25th largest urban agglomeration in India and the 4th largest in Kerala.


It consists of Malappuram municipality, its adjoining municipalities, and census towns. It has a population of 1.7 million as per the 2011 Census of India. [2] It is the only city in Kerala with a million-plus urban agglomeration that is yet to be upgraded to a Municipal Corporation. It is the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the world with a 44.1% urban growth between 2015 and 2020 as per the survey conducted by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) based on urban area growth during January 2020. [4] As of 2011, Malappuram metropolitan area has a literacy rate of 94.14%, which is higher than the national urban average of 85%.

Constituents of the urban agglomeration

According to the 2011 census, the Malappuram metropolitan area comprises the following constituents: [5]

(2011) [1]
1 Malappuram Municipal city68,127
2 Manjeri Municipality97,104
3 Ponnani Municipality90,491
4 Kondotty Municipality59,256
5 Tirurangadi Municipality56,632
6 Tirur Municipality56,058
7 Kottakkal Municipality44,382
8 Valanchery Municipality40,318
9 Thennala Census town56,546
10 Moonniyur Census town55,535
11 Vengara Census town48,600
12 Tanalur Census town47,976
13 Pallikkal Bazar Census town46,962
14 Kodur Census town45,459
15 Abdu Rahiman Nagar Census town41,993
16KannamangalamCensus town41,260
17 Triprangode Census town41,167
18 Nannambra Census town40,543
19 Othukkungal Census town39,139
20 Vazhayur Census town36,909
21 Parappur Census town36,270
22 Koottilangadi Census town36,602
23 Neduva Census town35,996
24 Thalakkad Census town35,820
25 Maranchery Census town35,011
26 Peruvallur Census town34,941
27 Chelembra Census town34,149
28 Alamkod Census town33,918
29 Edappal Census town32,550
30 Thenhipalam Census town32,045
31 Cheriyamundam Census town31,212
32 Irimbiliyam Census town30,635
33 Cherukavu Census town30,126
34 Oorakam Census town29,157
35 Perumanna Census town27,278
36 Kalady Census town25,872
37 Ponmundam Census town25,855
38 Kuttippuram Census town25,750
39 Tirunavaya Census town24,790
40 Ariyallur Census town22,558
41 Naduvattom Census town21,273 [5]
42 Puthanathani Census town20,480 [6] [7] [8]

Proposed Malappuram Municipal Corporation

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Malappuram City Map showing proposed corporation limit

Malappuram is the only million-plus urban agglomeration (metropolitan area) of Kerala which has no municipal corporation within its limit. However, there is a demand to upgrade the Malappuram Municipality into a Municipal Corporation by incorporating the local bodies in Greater Malappuram region. [9] The proposed Malappuram Municipal Corporation comprises:

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Administration of Malappuram district

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