Irikkur

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Irikkur
Onam Celebration at Blathur
Onam Celebration at Blathur
Coordinates: 11°58′N 75°34′E / 11.97°N 75.57°E / 11.97; 75.57Coordinates: 11°58′N 75°34′E / 11.97°N 75.57°E / 11.97; 75.57
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kannur
Elevation
60 m (200 ft)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL-

Irikkur is a town in Kannur District of Kerala state, south India.

History

Irikkur has historic and commercial importance,[1] and is one of the largest Mappila Muslim majority towns (90%) in Kannur district and lies on the banks of the Irikkur River, locally known as the "Ayippuzha". This river was the geographical border of the former Kottayam of erstwhile Veera pazhassi Raja'.

People residing both side of the river mingled together and this cooperation resulted in the formation of Irikkur village covering both banks of the river. The name "Irikkur" was considered to be formed from the Malayalam word 'iru kara ooru' which means a village of both banks of the river.

Location

Irikkur is about 29 kilometers away from Kannur. And accessible directly from Kannur, Taliparamba, Sreekandapuram, Mattannur, Iritty and Chalode. Irikkur is almost in the center of Kannur district. On the eastern side of the Irikkur Panchayath is Padiyoor. On the west is Malappattam. On the north is Sreekantapuram and on the south Irikkur river.It is a joy when Buses from Kannur come to irikkur crossing the river and go inside irikkur crossing the mosque, market and shops again returning on the same route.

Irikkur Cuisine

Palaga Biscuit, a tasty rusk like bread, is a famous recipe of Irrikur.

Demography

Muslims, Hindus, and Christians live here in harmony and Irrikkur is a model village for of communal harmony.

Tourist attractions

The famous Mamanam Temple, Nilamuttam Makham and Paisai Church lie side-by-side as a symbol for this.

Tours & Travels

Speed Service Rahmaniya complex

Flywing Irikkur Town

Alhind Irikkur Town

Transportation

The national highway passes through Taliparamba town. 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 station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.The Kannur International Airport (KIAL) located at Mattannur is nearest airport only have 17 km.

Geography

Irikkur is located at 11°58′N 75°34′E / 11.97°N 75.57°E / 11.97; 75.57.[2] It has an average elevation of 60 m (200 ft).

Educational Organizations

  • Sibga Arts and Science College
  • Rahmaniyya Arabic College
  • Islahi CBSE School
  • English Valley School
  • GHSS Irikkur
  • K M A U P School
  • Horizon CBSE Schoo

Religion

Irikkur Juma Masjidh is riverside prayer facility

Approximately 76%[3] of the population consists of Muslims

  • Mamanikkunn temple, one of the famous Hindu temples of Kerala.
  • 20 mosques, out of which allow to pray
  • A Christian seminary

Politics

Irikkur assembly constituency is part of Kannur (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

The major political parties are the Indian Union Muslim League, Indian National Congress, National League and Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)).

Sports

Irikkur has a notable soccer history, and a football ground (Dianomous). Annually a sevens football tournament organised in irikkur under dianomous club

References

  1. ^ Bouchon, Genevieve (1988). Regent of the Sea. Oxford University Press. p. 14.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Irikkur
  3. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/627212-irikkur-kerala.html
  4. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
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