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Peringathur is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 40,292
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Peringathur is a census town in Talassery taluk of Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is part of Greater Mahé Region.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Peringathur had a population of 42,079. Males constitute 45% of the population and females 55%. Peringathur has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 79%. In Peringathur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


It is believed that the name "Peringathur" was derived from Peringalath Ur, means the place where great wars took place. It gradually became Peringathur. Kanakamala, a small hill, situated near Peringathur where the asram of renowned writer "Nithya Chaithanya Yathi" is situated. This town situated in the southern border of Kannur district. Mahe(uniton territory) is only 6 k.m. far from here. This town is in Peringalam grama panchayath. Mayyazhi river is flowing through this town. Nadapuram is only 9 k.m. from here. The important places near Peringathur are Thalassery, Kuthuparamba, Panoor, Chokli, Nadapuram, Mahe, Kariyad, Kadavathur, Kallachi, etc.

Distance to various places from Peringathur:

Thalassery: 13 km, Kuthuparamba: 14 km, Panoor: 6 km, Chokli: 4 km, Nadapuram: 9 km, Mahe: 6 km, Kariyad: 3 km, Kadavathur: 3.5 km, Kallachi: 11 km,


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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