Malappuram metropolitan area
Clockwise from top:
Malappuram DownHill, Ponnani Harbour, Chamravattom Regulator-cum-Bridge, Kottakkunnu Park, Payyanad stadium, Maha Kavi Moyinkutty Vaidyar Smarakam, Karipur International Airport, University of Calicut, , Ponnani harbour
|• Total||858 km2 (331 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,000/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|
|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.  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.  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.  As of 2011, Malappuram metropolitan area has a literacy rate of 94.14%, which is higher than the national urban average of 85%.
According to the 2011 census, the Malappuram metropolitan area comprises the following constituents: 
|13||Pallikkal Bazar||Census town||46,962|
|15||Abdu Rahiman Nagar||Census town||41,993|
|41||Naduvattom||Census town||21,273 |
|42||Puthanathani||Census town||20,480   |
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.  The proposed Malappuram Municipal Corporation comprises:
Malappuram, is one of the 14 districts in the Indian state of Kerala, with a coastline of 70 km (43 mi). It is the most populous district of Kerala, which is home to around 13% of the total population of the state. The district was formed on 16 June 1969, spanning an area of about 3,554 km2 (1,372 sq mi). It is the third-largest district of Kerala by area, as well as the largest district in the state, bounded by Western Ghats and Arabian Sea to either side. The district is divided into seven Taluks: Eranad, Kondotty, Nilambur, Perinthalmanna, Ponnani, Tirur, and Tirurangadi.
Manjeri is a major town and municipality in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. It is the fourth-most populous municipality in state. It is situated 23 kilometres (14 mi) southeast to Karipur International Airport and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast to Malappuram, the district headquarters, and forms a part of Malappuram metropolitan area. It is one of the major commercial towns under the Malappuram urban agglomeration and serves as the headquarters of Eranad Taluk. Manjeri Municipality is a Local Self Government Institution with a jurisdiction of three villages namely Manjeri, Payyanad, and Narukara.
Kottakkal is a municipal town in Malappuram district in Kerala, southern India having 32 wards. it is a part of Malappuram metropolitan area and a growing city in Kerala. The town is best known for the Arya Vaidya Sala, one of the top Ayurvedic health centres of the world. Kottakkal is also a major growing commercial, educational, and healthcare hub in South Malabar. The town lies on Mumbai–Kanyakumari National Highway 66.
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Valanchery is a major town and one of the 12 municipalities in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. It is one of the four municipalities in Tirur Taluk, besides Tirur, Kottakkal, and Tanur. It is situated about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southeast to Karipur International Airport and 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwards to the district headquarters, and forms a part of Malappuram metropolitan area. It is also one of the major commercial towns under the Malappuram urban agglomeration. Valanchery, which was a part of the erstwhile princely state of the Valluvanad in the early medieval period, had been under the direct control of the Zamorin of Calicut following the Tirunavaya war of 14th century CE. During British Raj, Valanchery was included in the Ponnani Taluk of erstwhile Malabar District. Vattapara accident zone is an accident zone near Valanchery. Valanchery is situated on National Highway 66.
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The Malappuram district has four types of administrative hierarchies: