Malappuram was the head quarters of European and British troops and later it became the head quarters of the Malabar Special Police (M.S.P). This district was the venue for many of the Mappila revolts between 1792 and 1921. The Khilafat movement started in Malappuram. Muslims constitute the majority of the population
Area: 3350 sql kms, Population: 3,629,640 Literacy: 88%
Taluks: Ponnani, Tirurangadi, Tirur, Perinthalmanna, Nilambur, Ernad
Blocks: Nilambur, Vandoor, Kondotty, Areekode, Malappuram, Perinthalmanna , Mankada , Kuttippuram , Vengara , Tanur , Ponnani ,Perumpadappu, Kaalikavu, Tirurangadi, Tirur
Municipality: Malappuram, Manjeri, Perinthalmanna, Tirur, Ponnani, Kottakal, Nilambur
Parliament: Malappuram, Ponnani
Assembly: Kondotty, Ernad, Nilambur, Wandoor, Manjeri, Perinthalmanna, Mankada, Malappuram, Vengara, Vallikkunnu, Thirurangadi, Tanur, Tirur, Kottakkal, Thavanur, Ponnani
Chaliyar, Kadalundi river, Bharathappuzha
University of Calicut
Thunchan parambu, Canoli plot, Kadalundi bird sanctuary.
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Air: Calicut International Airport (code- IATA: CCJ, ICAO: VOCL) is at Karipur, near kondotty.
Rail: Two railways lines, namely Mangalore-Madras and Nilambur-Shornur pass through the district. The major railway stations are Tanur, Tirur, Kuttippuram and Nilambur. Click on station name for railway time table.
Kozhikode Ernakulam: Kottakkal – Valancheri – Kuttippuram – Ponnani – Chavakkad - Kodungallur (NH17)
Kuttippuram Thrissur / Guruvayur: Edappal – Kunnamkulam
Kozhikode Ooty: Kondotty – Manjeri – Nilambur – Vazhikkadavu – Gudalloor
Kozhikode Palakkad: Kondotty – Malappuram – Perinthalmanna
Thrissur Thamarassery: Perumbilavu-Pattambi-Perinthalmanna- Areacode - Edavanna
Ernakulam 171, Guruvayur 99, Karipur air port 26, Kottayam 224, Kozhikode 35, Munnar 257, Nedumpasseri air port 147, Palakkad 89, Sabarimala 289, Thrissur 104, Thiruvanthapuram 374
Bangalore 355, Coimbatore 138, Kanyakumari 458, Kodaikanal 239, Mangalore 254, Mysore 246, Ooty 167, Palani 184