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Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 75°21′36″E / 12.037002°N 75.359945°E / 12.037002; 75.359945Coordinates: 12°02′13″N 75°21′36″E / 12.037002°N 75.359945°E / 12.037002; 75.359945

Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
 • Total 1,330.56 km2 (513.73 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 67,441
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670141
Telephone code 0460
Vehicle registration KL 59

Taliparamba (also known as Perimchellur) is a city and a municipality in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala and spread over an area of 43.05 km2. It stretches from the coastal area of Ramanthali to Nuchiyad and Vayathur villages, touching the Karnataka border.

Taliparamba is a big town of 67,000 people crowded into a small area of 43 square kilometers. But the undulating hills that surround this little town make it exceptionally beautiful. The surrounding places, viz. Pattuvam, Kuttikkol, and Karimbam are filled with lush green fields and little rolling hills. The rivers of Kuppam and Valapattanam surround the towns from all sides and the Arabian sea is only 14 kilometres to the western side. The hanging bridge at Kuttiyeri and Kooveri the beautiful riverside temple at Parassinikkadavu attaract a large number of tourists. The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kannur and the Pepper Research Station under Kerala Agricultural University at Panniyur, Kannur University, Pariyaram Medical College and Sir Syed College, Karimbam are a few famous institutions in and around Taliparamba. The origin of Taliparamba is from the Perinchalloor brahminical settlement. Of the original 2,000 Brahmin families, only 45 remain now. The old name of Taliparamba was 'Lakshmipura' as this place was considered as an abode of prosperity. The 'Sree Raja Rajeswara Temple' and the 'Trichambaram temple' are renowned places of worship. Today Muslims and Christians also form a sizeable portion of the population. Recent times Tamiparamba was noted in the national news after the alleged seizure of weapons from an arms training center of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with terrorist activities across India.


Taliparamba is located at 12°03′N 75°21′E / 12.05°N 75.35°E / 12.05; 75.35.[1] It has an average elevation of 56 metres (183 feet).


Taliparamba is the second largest Taluk in Kerala. Taliparamba is a municipality. The municipality has an area of 43.08 km2. It is divided into 44 wards.[2] The headquarter of Taliparamba Taluk is also located in Taliparamba. There are 47 villages in the taluk. They spread from coast to the hills. 13 Village panchayats that form the particular block panchayat are the following.

There is also Payyanur and Irikkur block Panchayats in this Taluk.It is also an Assembly constituency and traditionally the left wing parties had been winning from this seat.[3] At present James Mathew is the MLA. Parts of this constituency belong to Kannur Parliamentary constituency. There is also a police station and court. Other 2 L.A. constituencies are Payyanur and Irikkur. Shri. C. Krishnaan & Shri. K.C. Joseph are representing these 2 L. A. Constituencies.

Taliparamba is home to a number of Temples, Churches and Mosques. Temples include Rajarajeshwara Temple, Trichambaram Temple and Parassinikkadavu Temple. Taliparamba Juma Masjid and St.Mary's Church are other prominent religious centers in the town.

Educational institutes

In the 14th and 15th centuries, during the regime of the Kolathiri Rajas, Taliparamba was renowned in Kerala as a seat of learning, enlightenment and culture. Notable educational institutes in Taliparamba include National Institute of Fashion Technology, Moothedath High School, Tagore Vidyaniketan Higher Secondary School,Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Senior Secondary School and Sir Syed College.


The LDF government lead by CM and IT minister VS Achuthanandan following its ‘hub & spoke’ model of development of IT industry has established ‘Cyberpark’ in Kozhikode as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 which will form the ‘hub’ in the Malabar region. Cyberpark proposes to set up an IT⁄ITES park in Kannur as its first spoke as SEZ for the overall development of IT industry in the Malabar region in general and Kannur district in particular. The park is named CYBERPARK, Kannur. About 10.375 Hectors of revenue land has already been handed over by Government of Kerala for this project. It is expected that implementation of an IT Park with state-of-art infra–structure facilities and professional administration will attract several major players of the industry to come and establish their business here which in turn will give an impetus for the sustained growth of this traditionally backward region.


  • 10.37.50 hectares of land in Eramom village, Taliparamba Taluk negotiated purchase of land initiated under FTP
  • SEZ status received
  • Distance from Kozhikode Airport: 120 km

As a part of initial infrastructure development, the following facilities are proposed to be created by Cyberpark.

  • Compound wall, security office & gate.
  • Internal roads.
  • Common Facilities Centre, called Park Centre with convention and other facilities.
  • Water treatment plant and water Supply & Distribution system.
  • IT Building of 1.50 lakh sq.ft. with car parking and other facilities like DG Back up, Food Court, Utility Station etc.
  • Power infrastructure by setting up distribution facilities.
  • Waste water treatment plant and disposal system.

Kottiyoor Utsavam

Main article: Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam

Kottiyoor Vysakha Mahotsavam is a huge religious pilgrimage attracting thousands of pilgrims. The devotees move as convoy from Taliparamba to the pilgrimage. It is a festival commemorating the Daksha yaga.


As of 2001 Indian Census, Taliparamba had a population of 67,441. Out of this 32511 (48%) are males and 34930 (52%) are females. Taliparamba has an average literacy rate of 90%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 95.54%, and female literacy is 84.52%. In Taliparamba, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The density is 1398 persons/sqkm and sex ratio is 1021.


There are 3 cinema theatres in Taliparamba

The Vismaya Water Theme Park and Snake Park are located at Parassinikadava near Taliparamba.


Taliparamba assembly constituency is part of here


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