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Coordinates: 11°39′39″N76°09′19″E / 11.660779°N 76.155185°E / 11.660779; 76.155185
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
District Wayanad
Block Sulthan Bathery
First Settlement Neolithic Age [1] [2]
Named for Matsya Avathara Temple and Fish Market
  Total53.52 [3]  km2 (13,225.08 acres)
773.00 m (2,536.09 ft)
 (2011) [4]
(2016 [5] )
  Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam
Others:English, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi
  Summer (DST) UTC+5:30 (IST)
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. [4] [17]


The village is home to St. Peter Orthodox Valiyapally, a major parish affiliated with the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. [18]

Educational institutions


Climate data for Meenangadi, Kerala
Mean daily maximum °C (°F)27.2
Mean daily minimum °C (°F)16.6
Average precipitation mm (inches)4
Source: [23]

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