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Quilandy
Quilandy
Location of Quilandy
in Kerala and India
Coordinates 11°26′N 75°42′E / 11.43°N 75.70°E / 11.43; 75.70
Country  India
State Kerala
District(s) Kozhikode
Population 68970 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area
Elevation

2 m (7 ft)

Koyilandy (or Quilandy/Quilandi) is a city and a municipality in Kozhikode district in the Indian state of Kerala. This town is between Calicut and Badagara(Vatakara ) and is on NH 17.

The most famous freedom fighter of Kerala Kelappan was born in near by village Muchukunnu. Kelappaji donated his large quantity of land to backward cast(harijan)people.[citation needed].It's also famous for keezhariyyur bomb case.

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Geography

Quilandi is located at 11°26′N 75°42′E / 11.43°N 75.70°E / 11.43; 75.70[1]. It has an average elevation of 2 m (7 ft).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census[2], Quilandy had a population of 68,970. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Quilandy has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 80%. In Quilandy, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Koyilandy Hookahs

Koyilandy Hookahs, traditional smoking pipes, of Calicut made in Koyilandy were famous across north india, Gulf and Pakistan.Prepared by Moosari, a coppersmith community, these Hookahs were once considered a pride of Koyilandy. However it is not so any more. But in Gulf countries, Koyilandy Hookahs are still very popular as "Malabar Hookah."

The craft owes it origin to a group of Yemeni merchants who had taken up residence at Koyilandy about 500 years ago. They commissioned the local craftsmen to make Hookah, an object of oriental culture.Made by local craftsmen, the Hookah impressed Yemeni traders and soon came to be known as Koyilandy Hookah.Besides being ornately designed with attractive motifs, the Koyilandy Hookahs have coconut shell as the water holder. Even today, these hookahs are exported to gulf countries.

Economy

Economy of Koyilandy revolves around fishing, local businesses and remittance from Gulf.

Transportation

The railway station at Koyilandy
  • Railway Station- Quilandi Railway station.
  • Nearest Airport- Calicut Airport, approx. 50 km away.
  • Road- Koyilandy is well connected by road as the National Highway 17 passes through the town.
  • Nilambur-Koyilandi SH pass through here.

Politics

Quilandy assembly constituency is part of Vadakara (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

Places of interest

  • Kappad
  • Kakkayam
  • Peruvannamuzhi
  • Velliyamkallu
  • Parappalli Beach
  • Thoovappara Beach
  • Palakkulam beach
  • urupuniya kavu temple &

Mudadi vishnu temple

Educational Institutes

Schools:

  • Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Koyilandy
  • Melur Lower Primary School, Melur, Chengottukave
  • Govt. Girls HSS, Koyilandy
  • Poyilkave High School, Poyilkave
  • Higher Secondary School, Thiruvangoor
  • Govt moppla higher secondery school Koyilandi
  • Kavumvattom UP School
  • Sri Sathya Sai Vidyapeeth Sri Sailam, Nandi
  • Kannoth U.P.School,Keezariyur,Koyilandi
  • Amrita school peruvatoor
  • Bhavans Koyilandy
  • Anthata up school
  • SVASS Naduvathur
  • IHSS Kappad
  • ICS Koyilandy
  • Nambrathkara UP School
  • MLPS Nateri
  • Arikkulam UP School
  • markaz public school(khalfan)koyilandy

Higher Education:

  • S.A.R.B.T.M. Govt. College, Muchukunnu
  • SNDP Yogam Arts and Science College, Koyilandy
  • Govt. ITI, Koyilandy
  • lahiya arts and science college, Koyilandy
  • Sanskrit university branch, Nambrathkara

References

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