|• Body||Municipal Council|
|• Chairman||K. Bava|
|• Vice Chairperson||Muneera|
|• Total||16.55 km2 (6.39 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||3,400/km2 (8,800/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
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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As of 2001 [update] India census, 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).
There are many schools in Tirur, ranging from private and government schools to two colleges and a polytechnic school.
|Thunchath Ezhuthachan Malayalam University, Tirur||University||Govt.|
|Thunchan Memorial Govt. College, Vakkad||Post Grad. College||Govt.|
|Ansar Arabic College (AAC), Valavannur||Aided.|
|SSUS Regional Centre Tirur, Thazhethara||Post-grad. College||Private|
|Cochin College of Engineering and Technology, Athippatta-Valanchery||Professional College||PVT.|
|KELTRON KNOWLEDE CENTER, Naduvilangadi||Professional||Govt.|
|Seethi Sahib Memorial Polytechnic College Tirur||Polytechnic||Aided|
|Food Craft Institute||Professional||Govt.|
|IHRD Extension Centre||Professional||Govt.|
|MES Central School Tirur||High School||Private|
|MET High School, Alathiyur||High School||Private|
|TIC Secondary School||High School||Private|
|Fathima Matha English School||High School||Private|
|JMHSS Tirur||High School||Private|
|K.H.M.H.S.S Alathiyur,||Higher secondary School||Aided|
|NSS English School||High School||Private|
|MET Tirur Central School||High School||Private|
|Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan English School, Tirunavaya||High School||Private|
|Bafakhy YatheemKhana Vocational Higher Secondary School.Valavannur, Kadungathukund||Higher Secondary School||Aided|
|MSM Higher Secondary School, Kallingaparamba||High School||Aided|
|Govt. HSS, Cheriyamundam||High School||Govt.|
|Govt. Girls HSS, B. P. Angadi||High School||Govt.|
|Govt. Boys HSS||High School||Govt.|
|Govt. HSS, Ezhur||High School||Govt.|
|Govt. HSS, Niramaruthur||High School||Govt.|
|NMHSS, Thirunavaya||High School||Private|
|GVHSS, Paravanna||High School||Govt.|
|Vallathol AUP School, Mangalam||Aided School||Aided|
|A.M.U.P School, Areekkad||UP School||Aided|
Malappuram, is one of the 14 districts in the Indian state of Kerala, with a coastline of 70 km (43 mi). It is the most populous district of Kerala, which is home to around 13% of the total population of the state. The district was formed on 16 June 1969, spanning an area of about 3,554 km2 (1,372 sq mi). It is the third-largest district of Kerala by area, as well as the largest district in the state, bounded by Western Ghats and Arabian Sea to either side. The district is divided into seven Taluks: Eranad, Kondotty, Nilambur, Perinthalmanna, Ponnani, Tirur, and Tirurangadi.
Palakkad is one of the 14 districts in the Indian state of Kerala. It was carved out from the southeastern region of the former Malabar District on 1 January 1957. It is located at the centre of Kerala. It is the largest district in the state since 2006. The city of Palakkad is the district headquarters. Palakkad is bordered on the northwest by the Malappuram district, on the southwest by the Thrissur district, on the northeast by Nilgiris district, and on the east by Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The district is nicknamed "The granary of Kerala". Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of the Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats. The 2,383 m high Anginda peak, which is situated in the border of Palakkad district, Nilgiris district, and Malappuram district, in Silent Valley National Park, is the highest point of elevation in Palakkad district. Palakkad city is about 347 kilometres (216 mi) northeast of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
Ponnani is a municipality in Ponnani Taluk, Malappuram District, in the state of Kerala, India. It serves as the administrative center of the Taluk and Block Panchayat of the same name. It is situated at the estuary of Bharatappuzha, on its southern bank, and is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and a series of brackish lagoons in the south.
Thunchan Parambu or Thunchan Memorial Trust and Research Centre is a place in Tirur, Kerala, South India.
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The Tirur River or Tirur-Ponnani River begins in the Tirur taluk village of Athavanad in the Malappuram district of the state of Kerala in south India and flows south-west to Thirunavaya and then north-west to Elamkulam where it turns south-west at Alinchuvadu and passes through Tirur town, and finally joining the Bharathapuzha River, which flows into the Arabian Sea near the coastal town of Ponnani. It is known for its beautiful mangroves and its many varieties of fishes and birds.
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Purathur is a beautiful sandy coastal village and a Grama Panchayat in Tirur Taluk, Malappuram district in the state of Kerala, India. Bharathappuzha river and Tirur River merges together in Purathur and join with the Arabian Sea at Padinjarekara Azhimukham, which is also the southernmost tip of Purathur Gram panchayat. Opposite to Padinjarekara Azhimukham is Ponnani port. The village is located at the southernmost tip of Tirur Taluk and is bordered by historically important Ponnani port in Ponnani Municipality of Ponnani taluk to south.
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