Perinthalmanna taluk

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Perinthalmanna Taluk
Taluk
Subdistricts of Malappuram (August 2020).svg
Location in Malappuram district, Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°09′09″N75°57′24″E / 11.152610°N 75.956678°E / 11.152610; 75.956678 Coordinates: 11°09′09″N75°57′24″E / 11.152610°N 75.956678°E / 11.152610; 75.956678
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Headquarters Perinthalmanna
Languages
  Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration KL-53

Perinthalmanna Taluk, formerly known as Walluvanad Taluk, comes under Perinthalmanna revenue division in Malappuram district of Kerala, India. [1] Its headquarters is the town of Perinthalmanna. [1] Perinthalmanna Taluk contains Perinthalmanna Municipality and 15 Gram panchayats. [1] Most of the administrative offices are located in the Mini-Civil Station at Perinthalmanna.

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Geography

Thuthapuzha river separates Perinthalmanna taluk from Palakkad district Thootha River.jpg
Thuthapuzha river separates Perinthalmanna taluk from Palakkad district

Perinthalmanna Taluk is bounded by Kadalundi River (Eranad Taluk) to north, Thuthapuzha River (a tributary of Bharathappuzha) to south, Kuttippuram block of Tirur Taluk to west, and Mannarkkad Taluk (Silent Valley) to east. [2] [3]

History

Walluvanad Taluk in the erstwhile Malabar District Malabar District (1951 Census).svg
Walluvanad Taluk in the erstwhile Malabar District

Perinthalmanna was the headquarters of the Old Walluvanad Taluk in the British Malabar District. [4] Walluvanad Taluk was divided into six Revenue blocks: Mankada, Perinthalmanna, Mannarkkad, Ottapalam, Sreekrishnapuram, and Pattambi. [4] [5] Walluvanad was one of the two Taluks included in the Malappuram Revenue Division (the other being Eranad Taluk) of British Malabar. [4] On 1st November 1957, the Walluvanad Taluk was divided into two: Perinthalmanna Taluk and Ottapalam Taluk. [5] The Revenue blocks of Mankada, Perinthalmanna, and Mannarkkad were included in the Perinthalmanna Taluk, while Ottapalam, Sreekrishnapuram, and Pattambi were transferred to the newly formed Ottapalam Taluk. [5] Later Attappadi Revenue block was separated from Mannarkkad Block. [2]

During the formation of Malappuram district on 16th June 1969, it was separated from Palakkad district [6] and Revenue blocks of Mannarkkad and Attappadi were separated from Perinthalmanna Taluk to form Mannarkkad Taluk. [2] Now, Perinthalmanna Taluk has 24 villages. [3]

Municipality and panchayats

The taluk contains 1 municipality and 15 panchayats: [3]

  1. Perinthalmanna Municipality
  2. Alipparamba Panchayath
  3. Angadippuram Panchayath
  4. Edappatta Panchayath
  5. Elamkulam Panchayath
  6. Keezhattur Panchayath
  7. Kodur Panchayath
  8. Koottilangadi Panchayath
  9. Kuruva Panchayath
  10. Mankada Panchayath
  11. Melattur Panchayath
  12. Moorkkanad Panchayath
  13. Pulamanthole Panchayath
  14. Puzhakkattiri Panchayath
  15. Tazhekkode Panchayath
  16. Vettathur Panchayath

Villages

The taluk contains 24 villages: [1]

  1. Aliparamba
  2. Anamangad
  3. Angadippuram
  4. Arakkuparamba
  5. Edappatta
  6. Elamkulam
  7. Kariavattom
  8. Keezhattur
  9. Kodur
  10. Koottilangadi
  11. Kuruva
  12. Kuruvambalam
  13. Mankada
  14. Melattur
  15. Moorkkanad
  16. Nenmini
  17. Pathaikara
  18. Perinthalmanna Town
  19. Pulamantol
  20. Puzhakkattiri
  21. Thazhekode
  22. Vadakkangara
  23. Valambur
  24. Vettathur

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