Aralam is a village and Grama Panchayat in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1]

Aralam
Village
Aralam Farm School
Aralam Farm School
Aralam is located in Kerala
Aralam
Aralam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°59′57″N 75°45′50″E / 11.999220°N 75.764010°E / 11.999220; 75.764010Coordinates: 11°59′57″N 75°45′50″E / 11.999220°N 75.764010°E / 11.999220; 75.764010
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKannur
Government
 • TypePanchayati raj (India)
 • BodyAralam Grama Panchayat
Area
 • Total112.45 km2 (43.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total29,328
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-78

DemographicsEdit

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%.[2]

EconomyEdit

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).[3]

Edoor TownEdit

Heart of Aralam Village is Edoor. Panchayat and Village offices are situated at Edoor.

EducationEdit

 
Aralam High School

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.

TourismEdit

Many people visit Aralam because it is close to the dense western ghats. The village also caters tourists to Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary.

TransportationEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Kerala, Directorate of Census Operations. District Census Handbook, Kannur (PDF). Thiruvananthapuram: Directorateof Census Operations,Kerala. p. 166,167. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Soil-Flood.pdf - Kerala State Disaster Management Authority" (PDF). sdma.kerala.gov.in.