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Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°57′N75°21′E / 11.95°N 75.35°E / 11.95; 75.35 Coordinates: 11°57′N75°21′E / 11.95°N 75.35°E / 11.95; 75.35
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
  Type Panchayati raj (India)
  BodySpecial Grade Panchayat
  Total15.22 km2 (5.88 sq mi)
1 m (3 ft)
 (2011) [1]
  Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
670561, 670565, 670566
Telephone code0497278
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-13
Sex ratio 1068 /

Pappinisseri is a census town and a suburb of Kannur city in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. [2] Pappinissery have consistently won the Swaraj Trophy for best Grama Panchayat from 2017-2018 to 2021. Pappinisseri Panchayat also bagged the third position in the Swaraj Trophy during 2015-2016. Also, Pappinissery has been declared as the best Grama Panchayat in Kerala by Kerala government. [3] [4] Pappinisseri Panchayat comprises two villages viz Pappinisseri and Aroli. Pappinisseri better known for visha chikitsa kendram (a treatment for snake bite.)



Pappinisseri is located at 11°57′N75°21′E / 11.95°N 75.35°E / 11.95; 75.35 . [5] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet).


As of 2011 Census, Pappinisseri had a population of 35,134 of which males constitute 15,988 (45.5%) of the population and 19,146 (54.5%) females. Pappinisseri census town spreads over an area of 15.22 km2 (5.88 sq mi) with 7,225 families residing in it. The sex ratio of Pappinisseri was 1,197 higher than state average of 1,084. In Pappinisseri, 11.3% of the population is under 6 years of age. Pappinisseri had an overall literacy of 95.5% higher than state average of 94%. The male literacy stands at 97.6% and female literacy was 93.9%. [6]


As of 2011 census, Pappinisseri census town had total population of 35,134 among which 18,155 (51.7%) are Hindus, 15,774 (44.9%) are Muslims, 1,136 (3.2%) are Christians and 0.2% others. [7]

Culture and geography

The National Highway at Pappinisseri Valapattanam Junction (5007898761).jpg
The National Highway at Pappinisseri

Pappinisseri Panchayat comprises Pappinisseri town and Aroli village. Two major roads viz NH 66 and KSTP Pappinisseri - Pilathara road. Pappinisseri panchayat is situated on the banks of Valapattanam River between Kannur and Payyanur on NH-66. Though the Pappinisseri village provides spaces for both of these major roads, Aroli is home for only NH-66. KSTP constructed Pappinisseri Pilathara road which act as a bypass towards Payyanur that reduces the distance and travel time between Kannur and Payyanur. [8]

Major portion of Pappinisseri is surrounded by Baliapatam river which stretches from Mankkadav at the East to CRC at the West. Pappinisseri has many small islands and hills. Pampuruthi is a very famous islands in the Baliapatam river.[ citation needed ] Vadeswaram Hill, popularly known as Kailasam of Kerala, is famous for its scenery.[ citation needed ] Pappinisseri shares borders with Kalliasseri to the north-east and Valapattanam to the south-west.

Pappinisseri is a rail head (Nearest Major Railway Station is Kannur). Kannur International Airport is the nearest airport.

Pappinisseri is known for

Visha Chikilsa Kendram

Pappinisseri Visha Chikilsa Kendram situated near Panchayat on NH 66 is very known for its versatile role in diagnosis and treatment for venom and poison threats to humans. This hospital was the first to accommodate Dialysis machine in North Malabar region. It is heard that nowadays this hospital has started its own antevenom production unit. Sree Kumaran Vaidyar and former minister M.V. Raghavan took keen interest to set up this hospital which is of first in its kind in this region. [9]

Baliapattam Tile Works

This an ancient Tile factory situated in Pappinisseri.

Western India Cottons

This an ancient Cotton factory situated in Pappinisseri.

Political violence

This area is an epicenter of political violence between RSS and Communists. Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)) and the Hindus-led Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been fighting in this area for supremacy for the last 50 years. Clashes in 2008 left seven people killed and many have been injured. The High Court of Kerala called this manslaughter a "compelling sport" and suggested permanent deployment of Central forces in the affected areas. [10]


Pappinisseri has an average literacy rate of more than 90%.[ citation needed ] The schools in this area often score excellent position in state level examinations including scholarship exams.[ citation needed ]

The important schools of Pappinisseri are:

Major industries

The major industries are:

The majority of the people of this villages depend on the income from Gulf Countries as well as the varied local industries.


By air

By train

By bus

Mangroves Park, Pappinisseri

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