Cheruvannur Nallalam

Coordinates: 11°11′42″N 75°49′12″E / 11.195°N 75.820°E / 11.195; 75.820
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Coordinates: 11°11′42″N 75°49′12″E / 11.195°N 75.820°E / 11.195; 75.820
Country India
RegionSouth India
 • Total10.31 km2 (3.98 sq mi)
 • Total61,614
 • Density6,000/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Cheruvannur is a census town and Cheruvannur-Nallalam Part of Kozhikode Corporation.

Cheruvannur festival


Cheruvannur Nallalam municipality has a total area of 10.31 square kilometers. The adjoining local self-governing bodies are Olavanna, beypore, feroke and Ramanattukara Panchayaths and Kozhikode Municipal Corporation. The Chaliyar river, erstwhile known as Feroke River or Beypore River is flowing from east to west, through the southern side of Cheruvannur which separates the grama panchayat from Feroke and Ramanattukara. A man-made canal joining Chaliyar and Kallai River is flowing from southeast to northwest, through the north and east side of Cheruvannur Nallalam Panchayath, which separates the grama panchayat from Olavanna. The pin code of Nallalam is 673027. Famous chappal brand owners such as VKC, Cubix, Odyssia, etc are located in this region and nearby this region.


As of the 2001 India census, Cheruvannur has a population of 50556. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Cheruvannur has an average literacy rate of 92.7%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 96.62% of males and 88.91% of females literate.


The history of Cheruvannur is related to the ayurvedic hospital named Chennur Aryavydyasala. Long ago, people from nearby villages came to this village for ayurvedic treatment. Later, when the panchayath was formed, it was named Cheruvannur panchayath, which later became a municipality.


Due to the high amount of industrialization, more and more people from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra, Orissa, and North and Central India have come to Cheruvannur. Nowadays people from outside Kerala have a crucial role in the economy of Cheruvannur.

Cheruvannur is a part of Kozhikode city, businesses including Car showrooms, have shifted their business from the city centre to Cheruvannur. The indigenous business of Cheruvannur is timber mills.


Cheruvannur and Feroke are the cradles of the tile industry in Kerala. The rapid rivers from the Western Ghats after passing through forests carry the clay which is the raw material for tiles, pottery, and ceramic wares. Apart from the tile industry, there are a number of small- and medium-scale industries located in Cheruvannur, including footwear industries, food processing units, and machinery production units. Cheruvannur is one of the predominant industrial areas of Kozhikode. The number of tile factories and match factories located here, provide employment to thousands of workers. The Steel Complex is also located here.

Kundayithodu and Areekkad[edit]

Major Landmarks:

  • Kundayithodu Church (St. Antony's Church)
  • Southern Gas Limited
  • SAIL-SCL Kerala Limited
  • Kozhikode Diesel Power Project
  • Nallalam Sub Station of KSEB
  • Hyundai Showroom
  • Parappuram Shri Krishna Temple
  • VKC Rubber Industries
  • Kuttiyil Ayyappa Temple
  • Modern Bazar
  • Othayamangalam
  • Areekkad Junction
  • Uravan Kulam Ayyappa Temple
  • Sree Muruga Wood Works
  • G.V.H.S School Cheruvannur
  • Little Flower UP School


  • Srambia, Sharadamandiram, Kolathara and Parappuram
  • Vattakkinar, Kundayithode and Modernbazar
  • Areekkad, Kannanchery, and Panniyankara

More Information[edit]

Cheruvannur Nallalam panchayath has merged with kozhikode corporation along with Beypore and Elathur panchayaths Mullaveetil Abdurahman was the first President Of this panchayath. There is a market called Rahman Bazar, a library, and a park as his memorial.

Contrary to popular belief, the town's favourite dish is not chicken korma, but in fact, sag aloo.

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