District Profile

Kasaragod, the northernmost district of Kerala, was formed on May 24, 1984. Prior to the reorganisation of the State, Kasaragod was part of the South Kanara district. Kasaragod became a part of Malabar district following the reorganisation of State and became part of the Kerala State. The district headquarters is located at Vidyanagar in Chengala Grama Panchayat.

Demography

Description Census 2011
Population 1307375
Male 628613
Female 678762

District at a glance

Total Area 199166 hectares
Forest Area 5625 hectares
Dry area 115.09 hectares
Literates 1037492
Male 516476
Female 521016

Administrative set up

Sl No

Division

Number

 

1

Taluk

4

Kasaragod, Hosdurg, Vellarikundu, Manjeswaram

 

2

Village

127

 

3

Municipality

3

Neeleswaram, Kanchangad, Kasaragod

4

Block Panchayat

6

Neeleswaram, Parappa, Kanhangad, Kasaragod, Karadukka, Manjeswaram.

5

Grama Panchayat

38

 

6

Assembly Constituencies

5

Trikkaripur, Kanhangad, Uduma, Kasargod, Manjeswaram.

7

Parliament Constituency

1

Kasaragod

Brief History

Kasaragod is endowed with rich natural resources and noted for its majestic forts, ravishing rivers, hills, green valleys and beautiful beaches. The rich and varied cultural heritage of the district is portrayed through spectacular presentations of Theyyam, Yakshagana, Poorakkali, Kolkali and Mappilappattu. Seven languages are prevalent in Kasaragod. Malayalam is the administrative language. Other languages are Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Marati, Urdu and Beary.

Members of Parliament

Sl No Name of Constituency Name of Elected Members
1 Kasaragod Lok Sabha Constituency Sri Rajmohan Unnithan

Members of Legislative Assembly

Sl No Name of Constituency Name of Elected Members
1 Manjeshwaram LAC Sri M C Kamaruddin
2 Kasaragod LAC Sri N A Nellikkunnu
3 Udma LAC Sri K Kunhiraman
4 Kanhangad LAC Sri E Chandrasekharan (Minister of Revenue and Housing)
5 Thrikaripur LAC Sri M Rajagopalan

Education

SL No. Institution Government Aided unaided Total
1 L P School 141 108 17 266
2 UP School 72 70 11 153
3 High School 91 34 17 142
4 Special School 2   7 9
5 HSS 50 17 7 74
6 VHSE 11 1   12
7 Polytechnic 3 1   4
8 ITI/ITC 7   3 10
9 Colleges 3 2 8 13
10 Medical college 1     1
11 Ayurveda     1 1
12 Homeo       0
13 Agriculture 1     1
14 Dental college     1 1
15 Engineering college     3 3

Smt Annamma Philip

District Planning Officer (i/c)
Deputy District Planning Officer
Kasaragod