|• Type||Panchayati raj (India)|
|• Body||Aralam Grama Panchayat|
|• Total||112.45 km2 (43.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
As of 2011 Census, Aralam had a population of 29,328 people which constitutes 14,438 males and 14,890 females. Aralam village spreads over an area of 112.45 km2 (43.42 sq mi) with 6,904 families residing in it. The sex ratio of Aralam was 1,031 lower than state average of 1,084. Population of children in the age group 0-6 was 3,180 (10.8%) where 1,617 are males and 1,563 are females. Aralam had an overall literacy of 89.9% lower than state average of 94%. The male literacy stands at 92.7% and female literacy was 87.3%.
Aralam Panchayat is mainly an agrarian economy. The major cultivated crops are Coconut, Cashew, Pepper, Rubber and Areca nut here. Aralam was one of severely affected areas in Kannur district during 2018 Kerala floods. 20 hectares of cash crops like Coconut, Cashew and Pepper was washed away by landslides and cyclones and 5 hectares by heavy rains and caused economic loss for the farmers living here. 22% of the affected areas were in the side slope of mid-highlands (101 m) and 7% in the river bank of midlands (61 m).
Heart of Aralam Village is Edoor. Panchayat and Village offices are situated at Edoor.
The village has a Government Higher Secondary School at Aralam and two aided Higher Secondaries, one at Edoor, St. Mary's HSS and the other at Velimanam, St. Sebastian's HSS.
Many people visit Aralam because it is close to the dense western ghats. The village also caters tourists to Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary.
The national highway passes through Kannur 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 of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Thalassery towards Calicut and Kannur railway station towards Mangalore. The nearest airport is Kannur International Airport.
- "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
- Kerala, Directorate of Census Operations. District Census Handbook, Kannur (PDF). Thiruvananthapuram: Directorateof Census Operations,Kerala. p. 166,167. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
- "Soil-Flood.pdf - Kerala State Disaster Management Authority" (PDF). sdma.kerala.gov.in.