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Marutha
Marutha
Location of Marutha
in Kerala and India
Coordinates 11°25′41″N 76°19′37″E / 11.42808°N 76.326807°E / 11.42808; 76.326807
Country  India
State Kerala
District(s) Malappuram
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Marutha (മരുത) is a small town in Nilambur taluk of Malappuram district. Marutha is a part of Vazhikkadavu Panchayath and is known for its gold deposits along the banks of river Maruthappuzha. Maruthappuzha originates as two streams from Devala and Pandalur and joins near Marutha(Randupuzhamukku). Manchakkoodu is the town centre up to which bus service is available. Some buses end their service up to Chakkappadam (buses keep the name Maruthakkadavu to attract the passengers to Marutha, before opening the bridge).

Nearby towns are Palemad, Edakkara,Nilambur and Vazhikkadavu. the population of Marutha is dominated by Muslims(80%), Hindus (mostly Thiyya) and Christians.


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