Shoranur

Shoranur is a town and a municipality located in the Palakkad district, in the Indian state of Kerala, located on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River. The town covers an area of 32.28 km2.

Shoranur
Town
Shoranur Junction railway station, the largest railway station in the state in terms of area.
Shoranur Junction railway station, the largest railway station in the state in terms of area.
Shoranur is located in Kerala
Shoranur
Shoranur
Shoranur is located in India
Shoranur
Shoranur
Coordinates: 10°46′N 76°17′E / 10.77°N 76.28°E / 10.77; 76.28Coordinates: 10°46′N 76°17′E / 10.77°N 76.28°E / 10.77; 76.28
CountryIndia
StateKerala
DistrictPalakkad
Government
 • BodyMunicipality
 • ChairpersonM K Jayaprakash
Area
 • Total32.28 km2 (12.46 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total43,533
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
679121
Telephone code0466
Sex ratio1000:1096 /
Websitewww.shornurmunicipality.in

GeographyEdit

Shoranur is located at 10°46′N 76°17′E / 10.77°N 76.28°E / 10.77; 76.28.[1] It has an average elevation of 49 metres (160 feet).

HistoryEdit

This place was originally a part of the Nedunganad Swaroopam dynasty who sway over a large part of present-day Pattambi and Ottapalam Taluks.[2] By the end of the 15th century CE, Nedunganad came under the leadership of the Zamorin of Calicut, who was also the main ruler of South Malabar region.[2] The Zamorin appointed his local chieftain at Kavalappara Kovilakam to rule this area.[2] It was a part of Walluvanad Taluk in Malappuram Revenue Division of Malabar District during British Raj, with the Taluk headquarters at Perinthalmanna.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Shornur became a municipality in 1978 and is divided into 33 electoral wards. It is a part of Shornur Legislative Assembly Constituency and Palakkad Parliamentary Constituency.[3] Shornur assembly constituency was formed in 2011. Before that Shornur municipality was under Pattambi assembly constituency.

Educational institutionsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Shoranur
  2. ^ a b c d Logan, William (2010). Malabar Manual (Volume-I). New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. pp. 631–666. ISBN 9788120604476.
  3. ^ maps of india - shornur assembly constituency