Coordinates: 10°58′36″N 76°13′37″E / 10.9765415°N 76.2269231°E / 10.9765415; 76.2269231
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Coordinates: 10°58′36″N 76°13′37″E / 10.9765415°N 76.2269231°E / 10.9765415; 76.2269231
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyPerinthalmanna Municipal Council
 • Municipal ChairmanP. Shaji (CPI-M)
 • Vice ChairpersonNaseera. A
 • M.L.ANajeeb Kanthapuram (UDF)
 • Total34.41 km2 (13.29 sq mi)
 • Total49,723
 • Density1,445/km2 (3,740/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04933
Vehicle registrationKL-53
State Assembly ConstituencyPerinthalmanna
Lok Sabha ConstituencyMalappuram

Perinthalmanna is a major city and municipality in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. It serves as the headquarters of the Perinthalmanna Taluk, and a block and a Revenue Division by the same name.[2] It was formerly the headquarters of Valluvanad Taluk, which was one of the two Taluks in the Malappuram Revenue Division of the erstwhile Malabar District during the British Raj.[3] The town is located 23 kilometres (14 mi) southwest to the city of Malappuram at the centre of the KozhikodeMalappuram–Perinthalmanna–Palakkad National Highway 966.[4]

It is one of the major commercial centers in the Malappuram district but is not a part of the Malappuram metropolitan area.

The town is home to several medical institutions and one of the three branches of Aligarh Muslim University in India, which is popularly known as AMU Malappuram Campus.[5][6][7]


Map of Valluvanad Taluk in Malabar District (1909)

Perinthalmanna and the neighbouring town of Angadipuram served as the capital of the Valluvanad Swaroopam dynasty.[8] Valluvanad was ruled by a Samanthan Nair clan known as Vellodis, similar to the Eradis of neighbouring Eranad and the Nedungadis of Nedunganad. The rulers of Valluvanad were known by the title Valluvakonathiri or Vellattiri.

According to local legends, the last Cheraman Perumal ruler gave a vast expanse of land in South Malabar to one of the Valluvakonathiri before going on pilgrimage to Mecca.[8] Valluvanad was famous for the Mamankam festivals (held once every 12 years) and chronic wars against the Zamorin of Calicut.[8]

During the last decades of the eighteenth century, the region came under the control of the vast Kingdom of Mysore. The town served as the headquarters of the Valluvanad Taluk in the erstwhile Malabar District during the British Raj.[3] Perinthalmanna, along with the towns of Malappuram, Manjeri, and Tirurangadi, was one of the main centres of the Malabar Rebellion of 1921.[9] Now it is one of the important commercial centre in Malappuram district.

Poonthanam Nambudiri, a prominent 16th century Malayalam poet and the author of Jnanappana, and E. M. S. Namboodiripad, the first Chief Minister of Kerala, were born in Perinthalmanna.

In 1933, the Panchayat of Perintalmanna was established, Later upgraded into a municipality on 10 February 1990.[10]


Kodikuthimala hill station, east of Perinthalmanna

Thuthapuzha, a tributary of Bharathappuzha (Ponnani River), which is also the longest river of Kerala, passes through Perinthalmanna.[11] The Western Ghats mountain range begins east of Perinthalmanna.[11] Kodikuthimala hillstation is located in the Thazhekode village of Perinthalmanna Taluk, which also shares its boundary with the municipality of Perinthalmanna.[11] Melattur village of Perinthalmanna Taluk is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.[11]

Angadipuram Laterite is a notified National Geo-heritage Monument located about two kilometres (1.2 mi) west of the Perinthalmanna town centre. [12][13][14]

Gulmohar flowering trees are widely seen in the Perinthalmanna area.[15]


Perinthalmanna became a Grama Panchayat in 1933 under the Malabar District board. The town was later upgraded to a municipality on 10 February 1990.[5] As of the 2011 India census, Perinthalmanna had a population of 49,723 spread over an area of 34 km2 (13 sq mi).[1] Perinthalmanna is a significant town and municipality. It functions as the administrative centre for the Perinthalmanna Taluk, as well as a community block, a revenue division, and a police sub-division bearing the same name.

Perinthalmanna serves as the headquarters of one of the two revenue divisions in Malappuram district, having jurisdiction over Perinthalmanna, Eranad, and Nilambur taluks. Perinthalmanna is also as the headquarters of Perinthalmanna Block Panchayat and Revenue Divisional Office and Sub Divisional Police Office.[16][17][18]

Civic administration[edit]

Perinthalmanna Municipality

The town is administered by the Perinthalmanna Municipality, headed by a chairperson. For administrative purposes, the municipality is divided into 34 wards,[19] from each of which members of the municipal council are elected for five years. Perintalmanna became a Panchayath in 1933. Later upgraded into a municipality on 10 February 1990. As of 2011 India census, Perinthalmanna Municipal Region had a population of 49,723 spreading an area of 34 Sq.Km. The municipal area is divided into 34 administration wards. These wards are:[20]

  1. Cheerattamanna
  2. Manathumangalam
  3. Kakkooth
  4. Valiyangadi
  5. Kulirmala
  6. Chembankunnu
  7. Kumaramkulam
  8. Laksham Veedu
  9. Idukkumugham
  10. Manazhi Stand
  11. Panjama
  12. Kuttippara
  13. Manappadi
  14. Pathaikkara UP School
  15. Kovilakampadi
  16. Olingara
  17. Kizhakkekara
  18. Thekkekara
  19. Anathanam
  20. Padinjarekara
  21. Kunnappalli South
  22. Kalathilakkara
  23. Marukara Parambu
  24. Valayam Moochi
  25. Asarikkara
  26. Thottakkara
  27. J N Road
  28. J N Road Central
  29. Thekkinkode
  30. Kavungal Parambu
  31. Puthur
  32. Sangeetha
  33. Aalikkal
  34. Lemon Valley

Perinthalmanna Municipality election 2020[21][edit]

S.No. Party name Party symbol Number of councillors
01 LDF 17
02 UDF 09
03 Independents 08

Elected representatives[edit]

Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA)
ConstituencyPerinthalmanna Assembly constituency
Personal details
Political partyIUML
Member of Parliament (MP)
Personal details
Political partyIndian Union Muslim League (IUML)

Law and order[edit]

The municipality comes under the jurisdiction of the Perinthalmanna Police Station, which was formed on 1 September 1988.[22] The station has the jurisdiction over the revenue villages of Perinthalmanna, Pathaikara, Angadipuram, Elamkulam, Aliparamba, Anamangad, Arakkuparamba, Thazhekode, and parts of Pulamantol and Valambur.[22]

The border police stations are headquartered at Kolathur, Mankada, Melattur, Koppam, Nattukal and Cherpulassery.[22]

Perinthalmanna is also the headquarters for one of the six subdivisions of Malappuram District Police.[23] The police stations at Perinthalmanna, Kolathur, Mankada, Melattur, Pandikkad, and Karuvarakundu come under jurisdiction of Perinthalmanna subdivision of district police.[23] Perinthalmanna Traffic Enforcement Unit also comes under the Subdivision.[23]


Jurisdictional courts of Perinthalmanna Police Station[22]

  • Judicial First Class Magistrate Court - I, Perinthalmanna
  • Munsif Magistrate Court, Perinthalmanna
  • Fast Track Special Court, Perinthalmanna


Religion in Perinthalmanna (2011)[24]

  Islam (58.54%)
  Hinduism (38.38%)
  Christianity (2.97%)
  Other (0.11%)

The population of Perinthalmanna was 49,723 as of the 2011 census.[1] Males constituted 47.3% and females 52.7%.[1] Malayalam is the most spoken language in the town. Perinthalmanna has been a multi-ethnic and multi-religious town since the early medieval period. Muslims form the largest religious group, followed by Hindus and Christians.[24] The municipality of Perinthalmanna has an average literacy rate of 95.3%, which is higher than the state average of 94.0%.[1]

Notable people[edit]



Comrade Govindan Nambiar Junction, Perinthalmanna

Perinthalmanna is situated at the centre of Kozhikode–Malappuram–Perinthalmanna-Palakkad National Highway 966.[5] Additional notable roads in Perinthalmanna include:

The town is facilitated by a KSRTC Sub Depot, and three private bus stands.[5]


Angadipuram railway station

The Nilambur–Shoranur line has three stations near Perinthalmanna: a major station at Angadipuram, which is located 2.5 km (1.6 mi) west of the town, and two minor stations at Pattikkad and Cherukara.

Trains are available from here to Nilambur, Shornur, Palakkad, Kottayam, and Kochuveli.


The nearest airport to Perintalmanna is Karipur Airport, 45 km (28 mi) from Kondotty.

Perinthalmanna Block[edit]

Perinthalmanna Block Panchayat is the local body responsible for the block-level administration of the following Gram panchayats:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Malappuram census handbook" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b "Perinthalmanna Block".
  3. ^ a b 1951 census handbook - Malabar district (PDF). Chennai: Government of Madras. 1953. pp. 1–2.
  4. ^ S. Anil Radhakrishnan (24 March 2018). "New Roads, New Vistas". The Hindu.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Perinthalmanna - About city". Kudumbasree. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  6. ^ Kunju, Shihabudeen (1 March 2017). "AMU Malappuram Centre To Celebrate Annual Day On March 2". NDTV. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Aligarh Muslim University Malappuram Off-centre".
  8. ^ a b c "". Archived from the original on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  9. ^ Sreedhara Menon, A. (2007). A Survey of Kerala History (2007 ed.). Kottayam: DC Books. ISBN 9788126415786.
  10. ^ "Kudumbashree | About ULBs - Perinthalmanna Municipality". Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  11. ^ a b c d Directorate of Census Operations, Kerala. District Census Handbook, Malappuram (PDF). Thiruvananthapuram: Directorate of Census Operations, Kerala.
  12. ^ "National Geological Monument, from Geological Survey of India website". Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  13. ^ Geo-Heritage Sites, Minister of Mines Press release, 09-March-2016
  14. ^ national geo-heritage of India, INTACH
  15. ^ Our Currespondent (21 May 2020). "Gulmohar flowers give a different hue to Melattur railway station". Onmanorama. Manorama Online. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Revenue Divisional Office, Perinthalmanna | Welcome to Malappuram | India". Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  17. ^ "Official Website of Malappuram - Perinthalmanna Sub Division". Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  18. ^ "Block Panchayaths | CRD". Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  19. ^ "Perinthalmanna municipality". lsgkerala. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  20. ^ "Wards of Perinthalmanna".
  21. ^ "LOCAL BODY ELECTIONS KERALA - TREND 2020". Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  22. ^ a b c d "Perinthalmanna PS". Kerala police. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  23. ^ a b c "Perinthalmanna Subdivision". Kerala police.
  24. ^ a b "Religion – Kerala, Districts and Sub-districts". Census of India 2011. Office of the Registrar General.

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