Meenangadi

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Meenangadi
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Meenangadi
Coordinates: 11°39′39″N76°09′19″E / 11.660779°N 76.155185°E / 11.660779; 76.155185 Coordinates: 11°39′39″N76°09′19″E / 11.660779°N 76.155185°E / 11.660779; 76.155185
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
StateKerala
District Wayanad
Block Sulthan Bathery
First Settlement Neolithic Age [1] [2]
Named for Matsya Avathara Temple and Fish Market
Area
  Total53.52 [3]  km2 (13,225.08 acres)
Elevation
773.00 m (2,536.09 ft)
Population
 (2011) [4]
  Total33,450
  Estimate 
(2016 [5] )
34,601
  Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Languages
  Official Malayalam
Others:English, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi
  Summer (DST) UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
673 591
Telephone code91 (0)4936

Meenangadi is an old town situated on the highway NH 766 between Kalpetta and Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad District, [6] in Kerala, India. This place is one among the Provinces where the existence of Dolmens provide an historical evidence of earlier civilisation. [7] [8] Coffee bean, Black pepper, Ginger, Rice and Areca are the major crops cultivated in this area. [9] Meenangadi is famous for its Fish Market and Cattle Market. [10] The nearest railway station is at Kozhikode at 87 km and airport is Kannur International Airport [11] with 94 km [12] from Meenangadi. Meenangadi is surrounded by, Ambalavayal Panchayat, Kalpetta Taluk towards west, Gudalur Taluk towards East, Mananthavady Taluk towards west. [13] [14] Kalpetta, Sultan Bathery, Kozhikode are the nearby Cities and towns to Meenangadi.
Kerala's first carbon neutrality project launched in Meenangadi in June 2016. [15] Upon achieving the goals of the project, Meenangadi will be the first village in India to go completely carbon neutral. [16] Meenangadi has a population of 33450 According to 2011 Census with two Villages Purakkadi and (Part)Krishnagiri. [17] [18]

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Climate

Climate data for Meenangadi, Kerala
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)27.2
(81.0)
29
(84)
30.7
(87.3)
30.6
(87.1)
29.6
(85.3)
26.1
(79.0)
24.7
(76.5)
25.3
(77.5)
26.2
(79.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.5
(79.7)
27.4
(81.4)
Average low °C (°F)16.6
(61.9)
17.8
(64.0)
19.5
(67.1)
20.7
(69.3)
20.8
(69.4)
19.8
(67.6)
19.4
(66.9)
19.4
(66.9)
19.2
(66.6)
19.4
(66.9)
18.5
(65.3)
16.9
(62.4)
19.0
(66.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches)4
(0.2)
9
(0.4)
17
(0.7)
95
(3.7)
185
(7.3)
513
(20.2)
1,011
(39.8)
543
(21.4)
235
(9.3)
226
(8.9)
84
(3.3)
22
(0.9)
2,944
(116.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org [23]

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