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Kalliasseri is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Kalliasseri is located in India
Kalliasseri (India)
Coordinates: 12°00′N 75°17′E / 12°N 75.29°E / 12; 75.29
Country India
 • Total28,066
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0497
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-13, KL-59

Kalliasseri is a census town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. Kalliaseri Panchayat comprises two villages viz Kalliasseri and Irinave.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kalliasseri had a population of 25005 and the projected population for 2010 is 28,066. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Kalliasseri has an average literacy rate of 85%, much higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 83%. In Kalliasseri, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Kalliasseri is located at 11°57′N 75°21′E / 11.95°N 75.35°E / 11.95; 75.35.[2] It has an average elevation of 1 metres (3 feet). Kalliasseri is a census town in Kannur district in North Malabar area of in the Indian state of Kerala. Two major roads viz NH 17 and Kannur-Payyannur Highway goes through Kalliasseri. Major portion of Kalliasseri is surrounded by Anthoor Municipality. Kalliasseri shares borders with Pappinisseri to the south-west, Kannapuram to the north and Anthoor to the East.Having an area of 15.37 km2, 40% of Kalliasseri Panchayath is part of middle land and 60% comes under Coastal Plain. The coastal plain area is called Kolath vayal, owned by Kolathiri Kingdom,later gifted to Chandroth Kannan, a Nair warrior in Kalliasseri who helped the king to fight against the Arakkal Raja during a conflict. Kannan became the local Zamindar of Kalliasseri(Remembered in a local naattippattu called "Chandroth Kannante paatt") The highest point of Kalliasseri is Kalapram Motta, near the northern boundary of the panchayath.This point gives a magnifiscent view of the paddy fields and coconut groves of Kolath vayal.The Kandanchira Thodu, initiating from chudala motta near Kannur Engineering College flows along to east to west of the panchayath to which another stream which flows out from Kunhikulam joins near Parakkadav. This streamlet reaches Irinav, where it is called Irinav puzha,at the mouth of which, a saline water regulator was constructed, connecting the islet of Madakkara. Recently, this is converted into a bridge. In the last century, Kolath vayal was totally paddy fields but now, it is almost totally transformed into coconut plantations.


Keecheri Kunnu
Keecheri Kunnu
  • District: Kannur
  • Taluk/Tehsil: Kannur
  • Block: Kalliasseri
  • Assembly Constituency: Kalliasseri
  • Police Station: Kannapuram
  • Post Office: 670562
  • Telephone Exchange: Mangattuparambu (0497)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kannapuram.

Culture and politics

Kalliasseri is notable for its contribution to the political space in Kerala, especially through E. K. Nayanar ( former Chief Minister of the state) and K. P. R. Gopalan ( freedom fighter who escaped the gallows following the intervention of Mahatma Gandhi (whose efforts proved successful in raising the issue inside the British Parliament which culminated in Queen Victoria reducing the death penalty to life imprisonment). Kalliassery also played a prominent role in the freedom movement of India, as well as the emergence of the Communist Party of India as a leading political movement in India. Kalliasseri was the centre of Karshaka Sangham of Chirakkal Taluk. Morazha incident,one of the famous events in the National Movement of Kerala in which a police sub inspector and a head constable was killed during the police intervention on the Anti-imperialist day public meeting on 15 September 1940, took place in Anchampeetika,on the northern border of Kalliasseri Panchayath. Sri.T.Damodaran Nambiar was the first President of Kalliasseri Grama Panchayat and K.V.Narayanan Nambiar, K.P.R.Rayarappan and M.P.Narayanan Nambiar were some of the notable leaders who became presidents of Kalliasseri GP.

During 1991-93, the Panchayat of Kalliassery was chosen for an experiment of Panchayath Level Participatory Plannig in continuation with Panchayath Resource Mapping Programme,which was later known as "Kalliasseri Planning Model".A national seminar,"Learning From Kalliasseri" organised by Centre for Development Studies(CDS)Thiruvananthapuram in 1995,inaugurated by Sri A.K.Antony,Chief Minister of Kerala and validated by Sri E.M.S.Namboodipad, proclaimed the Kalliasseri planning model to be replicated. Later, this planning model became the role model for the world-famous "People's Planning Campaign"(PPC) of Kerala.Kalliasseri was the first Gram Panchayath in Kerala to establish a Panchayath Vikasana Samithi(PDS) based on Neighbourhood Groups and a Panchayath level School Complex.

Educational institutions

Thavakkara in Kalliassery is the location of the headquarters and the main campus of Kannur University. Kalliasseri is famous for its excellent academic records. It has an average literacy rate of more than 90%. The Schools in this area often score excellent position in state level examinations including scholarship exams.

The important Educational Institutions in Kalliasseri are: EKNM Model Polytechnic College Kallyassery

  • KPR Gopalan memorial Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mangattuparambu
  • Kalliassery South UP School (Vayalile School) Keechery
  • Irinav UP School
  • Irinav Muslim UP School
  • Mangad L.P.School.
  • Mangad East L.P. School
  • Kalliassery Gov. LP School
  • Kalliasseri Central LP School
  • Irinav Hindu L.P. School
  • Darul Iman L.P. School
  • Kalliasseri Kannapuram L.P.School
  • Model Polytechnic college, Kalliasseri
  • AMSTEC co-operative Arts and Science College

The Coast Guard Training Institute established by the Government of India is a major training institution under development in Kalliasseri.

State Government Offices

  • Kalliasseri, Sub Registrar Office
  • AEO office, Pappinissery Educational sub district


K.P.P. Nambiar, a technocrat from Kalliasseri, was the first managing director of Keltron, which has some of its prominent industrial units in Mangattuparamba, Viz, Keltron Component Complex Limited (KCCL), Keltron Crystals Limited, Keltron Magnetics Limited and Keltron Capacitors Limited. Recently, a container complex was established by the GOI at Manatparamba.

The other major industries are:

  • Handloom weaving and Garment making
  • Wood based industries
  • Milk production and marketing
  • Co-Op Banking

Religious institutions

The major religious insituitions within the Panchayat are Kandanthalli Sreekrishna Temple, Manakulangara Bhagavathi Temple, Mangad Pottan Theyya Sthanam, Chirakkutti Puthiya Kaavu (Vayalile Kottam), Kanhiramkunnu Poyyil Bhagawati temple, Elanchikkeel Temple, Mangad, Kappoth Kaav, Parakkadav, Vattakkil Muchilottu Kaav, Anchampeetika, Sree kurumba Kaav, Irinav and Ozhakroth Temple, Mangad Juma Masjid, Anchampeedika Juma Masjid, Hajimotta Masjid and Irinave Juma Masjid.

Major Attractions

  • Mangattu parambu
  • parakadavu thodu
  • Kolathuvayal
  • Madakkara Dam
  • Irinav Kappakkadav
  • Kaalapram Motta


The national highway passes through Dharmashala junction. Mangalore and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway stations are Kannapuram and Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore Kannur and Calicut.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns  (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pappinisseri

External links

This page was last edited on 18 April 2019, at 07:02
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