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Tirur (India)
Coordinates: 10°54′N75°55′E / 10.9°N 75.92°E / 10.9; 75.92
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
  BodyMunicipal Council
  ChairmanK. Bava
  Vice ChairpersonMuneera
  Total16.55 km2 (6.39 sq mi)
2 m (7 ft)
 (2011) [1]
  Density3,400/km2 (8,800/sq mi)
  Official Malayalam, English [2]
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0494
Vehicle registration KL-55
Website http://talukofficetirur.com/

Tirur is a major town municipality in Malappuram district in the Indian state of Kerala spread over an area of 16.55 square kilometres (6.39 sq mi). It is one of the business centers of Malappuram district and is situated 26 kilometres (16 mi) west of Malappuram and 52.5 kilometres (32.6 mi) south of Kozhikode, on the Shoranur–Mangalore section under Southern Railway. Tirur is also a major regional trading centre for fish and betel leaf and has an average elevation of 2 metres (6 ft 7 in).


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Wagon Tragedy Memorial Hall



As of 2001 India census, [3] Tirur had a population of 53,650, of which 48% are male and 52% female. Tirur has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 78%. In Tirur, 14% of the population is under six years of age. Tirur assembly constituency is part of Ponnani (Lok Sabha constituency). [4]


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Tirur Railway Station

Educational institutions

There are many schools in Tirur, ranging from private and government schools to two colleges and a polytechnic school.

Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, [5] TirurUniversityGovt.
Thunchan Memorial Govt. College, [6] VakkadPost Grad. CollegeGovt.
Ansar Arabic College (AAC), Valavannur

[7] KADUNGATHUKUND | style="text-align: center;" | Post Grad. College

SSUS Regional Centre Tirur, [8] ThazhetharaPost-grad. CollegePrivate
Cochin College of Engineering and Technology, Athippatta-ValancheryProfessional CollegePVT.
KELTRON KNOWLEDE CENTER, NaduvilangadiProfessionalGovt.
Seethi Sahib Memorial Polytechnic College Tirur [9] PolytechnicAided
Food Craft Institute [10] ProfessionalGovt.
MDPS [11] ITIGovt.
IHRD Extension Centre [12] ProfessionalGovt.
MES Central School Tirur [13] High SchoolPrivate
MET High School, Alathiyur [14] High SchoolPrivate
TIC Secondary SchoolHigh SchoolPrivate
Fathima Matha English SchoolHigh SchoolPrivate
JMHSS TirurHigh SchoolPrivate
K.H.M.H.S.S Alathiyur,Higher secondary SchoolAided
NSS English SchoolHigh SchoolPrivate
MET Tirur Central School [15] High SchoolPrivate
Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan English School, [16] TirunavayaHigh SchoolPrivate
Bafakhy YatheemKhana Vocational Higher Secondary School.Valavannur, KadungathukundHigher Secondary SchoolAided
MSM Higher Secondary School, KallingaparambaHigh SchoolAided
Govt. HSS, CheriyamundamHigh SchoolGovt.
Govt. Girls HSS, B. P. AngadiHigh SchoolGovt.
Govt. Boys HSSHigh SchoolGovt.
Govt. HSS, EzhurHigh SchoolGovt.
Govt. HSS, NiramaruthurHigh SchoolGovt.
NMHSS, ThirunavayaHigh SchoolPrivate
GVHSS, ParavannaHigh SchoolGovt.
Vallathol AUP School, MangalamAided SchoolAided
A.M.U.P School, AreekkadUP SchoolAided
Tirur Municipality

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