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Kasaragod District (Kerala)

Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009      Posted By: Tony John    Member Level: Diamond  Points: 0

Local Representative for Kasaragod district

State: Kerala
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Taluks in Kasaragod district:

  • Hosdurg
  • Kasaragod
  • Vellarikkund

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    Posted By: Latha Jayaprakash    Posted Date: 18 Dec 2009   

    About Kasaragod District

    Kasaragod is located in the northern most tip of Kerala and is one of the 14 districts of the Kerala state which was formed in 1985 The district is boredered by Kannur district on the south, Dakshinakannada District on the north, Westernghats in the east and the Arabian Sea in the west. There area of the district is around 1992 sq kilometers and has a population of 1,203,342.
    The two taluks of Kasaragod districts, Kasaragod and Hosdurg, are municipalities as well. There are 75 villages and 39 panchayats. Kasaragod district has 85.17% , a high literacy rate as is found elsewhere in the state of Kerala
    Kasaragod is located at 12°30N 75°00E and has an average elevation of 19 meters. The area is dominated by swaying coconut palms , rolling hills, flowing streams and the tiled roof buildings. The Kasaragod tiles are made with the local hard red clay and are well known through out the world.

    History of the Kasaragod

    Kasaragod was known by the name Harkwilia and many Arab travellers who had visited Kerala between 9th and 14th century had visited, one of the most important trade centers of those times, Kasaragod also.
    Dr. Francis Buccanan, family doctor of , visited Kasaragod in 1800 and has recorded in his travellogue information on places like Athiraparambu, Kavvai, Nileshwaram, Bekal, Chandragiri and Manjeshwaram.
    During the British period Kasaragod was the south Kanara District of Madras Presidency. First in 1956, Kasaragod taluk got merged with the newly formed Malabar district of Kerala state. Later in 1957, the present area covered by Kasaragod district became a part of the newly formed Cannanore / Kannur and later i 1984 Kasargod became a district on its own right with the kasaragod town as the administrative headquarters.

    Culture of the people of Kasaragod District

    The district is known for its multi linguistic culture, as many as 7 languages are spoken. The principal language is Malayalam but Thulu, Beary Bashe and Konkani are also very much there. Kannada, Marathi, Urdu and Hindi are also spoken by some people there. Allt eh languages get influenced by the other languages for exampla Malayalam has got influenced by Beary Bashe and Thulu and Kanada have been influenced by Malayalam in this district.

    Places to Visit in Kasaragod

    There are about 11 rivers in running in Kasaragod out of the 44 running in Kerala asw ell as forts, beaches, hills and backwaters.
    Bekal Fort is the biggest in Kerala which is 14 km from Kanhangad and 11 km from Kasaragod, the nearest Railway station being Pallikere and the nearest Airport is Mangalore.
    Kottencheri hills
    Kareem forest Park This is the only man made forest in the whole of Kerala where you can find only creations of Nature. The forest park is located at Puliyankulam near Parappa in the Kasaragod District and was planted by a native of Kerala Abdul kareem. The Pak is a forest which is rich in diverse species of trees, medicinal plants, birds, insects, small wild animals, microorganisms and so on. People from different walks of life like environmentalists, scientists, University and Ayurveda students and laymen, all over the country visit his forest park to learn what he has done in first handfor their research and project work. The nearest domestic Airport is Mangalore and the international airport is Kozhikode of the kerala state.

    Infrastructiure of the Kasaragod District

    Kasaragod District is naturally rich in vegetation which consists of different types. Because of the variation in the climate the vegetation is not uniform in th district, plant communities, ranging from psammophytes and mangroves to evergreen forests can be seen in the area.

    Agriculture of the Kasaragod District

    The mainstay of the people of the district is Agriculture. The hilly areas get cleared and rubber, cashew and ginger are cultivated. In the plateau areas cashew trees are cultivated and arecanut, pepper and cocoa are planted in patches.
    Paddy, coconut, arecanut, cashew, tobacco, vegetable and tapioca are cultivated in the coastal belt of Kasaragod.

    Posted By: Vimaldev Ullattuthodiyil Vasudevan    Posted Date: 06 Oct 2011   

    Please find below information aboutKasaragode district.

    District collector :Mr.K.N.Satheesh IAS

    Address :Civil Station,
    Vidyanagar - PIN 671123,
    Kasaragod, Kerala, India.

    Telephone number :0499 4256400

    Email ID :dckas@kerala.nic.in

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