Malappuram (also Malapuram) is a city[2] in the Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61 km2 (12.98 sq mi). The first municipality in the district formed in 1969, Malappuram serves as the administrative headquarters of Malappuram district. Divided into 40 electoral wards, the city has a population density of 2,083 per square kilometre (5,390 per square mile). As per the 2011 census Malappuram Urban Agglomeration is the fourth largest urban agglomeration in Kerala state with a total population of 1,698,645.[3] Malappuram is situated 54 km southeast of Calicut and 90 km northwest of Palghat.[4]

Kottakkunnu Hills in Malappuram
Kottakkunnu Hills in Malappuram
City of Hills, Mecca of Football
Malappuram is located in Kerala
Malappuram is located in India
Malappuram is located in Asia
Coordinates: 11°02′28″N 76°04′59″E / 11.041°N 76.083°ECoordinates: 11°02′28″N 76°04′59″E / 11.041°N 76.083°E
Country India
DistrictMalappuram District
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyMalappuram Municipality
 • ChairpersonC.H. Jameela
 • Deputy ChairpersonPerumpally Said
 • City33.61 km2 (12.98 sq mi)
 • City101,330
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • OfficialMalayalam[1]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0483
Vehicle registrationKL-10
ClimateAm/Aw (Köppen)
Precipitation3,100 millimetres (120 in)
Avg. summer temperature39 °C (102 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)


The word Malappuram means "terraced place atop the hills" or simply "hilltop", derived from the general geographical characteristics of the city.


Malabar Special Police HQ entrance

Malappuram was a military headquarters from ancient times though the ancient history of the city is hardly seen recorded. However, there are some pre-historic relics, particularly Rock-cut caves found in some parts of the city like Oorakam, Melmuri, Ponmala, Vengara etc. manifesting the inhabitancy. Locality named like Valiyangadi, Kootilangadi, Pallipuram etc. points to the Jain - Buddhist history of Malappuram. Notably, the 1500 year old Jain Temple above 2000 ft sea level at Oorakam Hill of Malappuram undoubtedly proves the same. During the Sangam period, Eranadan Malappuram was under the Chera Empire. Places like Pattar Kadav, Panakkad etc. are possibly evolved out of Pattars and Panars having lived there. But no further details are available about the life and culture of the people either during the Sangam age or in the post-Sangam age. Archeological relics found in Malappuram also include the remnants of palaces of the eastern branch of the Zamorin reign. Details of the rulers of erstwhile Malappuram, who were the ancestors of later Zamorins, figure in the Jewish copper plates of Bhaskara Ravi Varman (1000 AD) and in the Kottayam copper plates of Veera Raghava Chakravarthy (1225 AD). The later history of the city is interwoven with the history of Zamorin's rule.


Malappuram Collectrate
Civil Station

Malappuram is situated in the mid land area of the state. As the name suggests, it is covered with small mountains of lush greenery, bonded with several fresh water streams flowing through the city. Kadalundi Puzha, a major river in Kerala is flowing around the city. Malappuram is one of the few municipalities in the state with a tremendous track record of keeping city clean. The recognition as 'best municipality' in up keeping the cleanliness and health' by state government acknowledges this sincere efforts of municipality. Malappuram is the biggest potential nod of the district. Unlike other district headquarters, Malappuram holds significant position in west-east transit along with north-south. It makes the city accessible for everyone in the district through either National Highway or State Highway. The strategical location of the city is yet to be exploited in many aspects.


The city has more or less the same climatic conditions prevalent else-where the state. The climate is generally mild hot and humid in nature. However the South West Monsoon is usually very heavy. The best season to visit Malappuram is during the months of September to March as the weather conditions are quite pleasant. Owing to its natural habitat, Malappuram is also a city of fresh air. According to the Central Pollution Control Board data for the year 2010, of the 180 cities monitored for SO2, NO2 and PM10, Malappuram was one of the two cities which met the criteria of low pollution (i.e. 50% below the standard) for all air pollutants.

Civic administration

Kottakkunnu 6
Kottakkunnu, a view from giant wheel

Being the headquarters city, Malappuram comprises the Civil Station area which consists of administrative and other Government offices of the district such as District Collectrate, District Treasury, RTO, PWD Division Office, Jilla Panchayat, Town planning Office, Text depot, District Medical office etc. to name a few. The city is administered by the Malappuram Municipality, headed by a Municipal Chairman. For administrative purposes, the city is divided into 40 wards, from which the members of the municipal council are elected for five years. The Chairperson of Malappuram Municipality is Smt.C.H Jameela and the Deputy Chairperson is Sri. Perumpally Said.


Malappuram Assembly constituency and Malappuram (Lok Sabha constituency) are presently represented by Indian Union Muslim League Leaders. P. K. Kunjalikkutty is the sitting Member of Parliament. The member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Malappuram is P. Ubaidulla.[6]

Law and order

City police is headed by a Dy SP Malappuram. And Office of Superintendent of Police is also at Malappuram. Apart from regular law and order, city police comprises the Malappuram Traffic Police, Crime Branch, Bomb Squad, Dog Squad, Women's Cell, Narcotics Cell, Malabar Special Police, Armed Police Camp, District Crime Records Bureau. Apart from these, there is 24/7 highway police patrol as well as special pink patrol(Dial-1515) under Malappuram police division catering to women. [7]


Kerala Gramin Bank Headquarters
Passport Seva Kendra

A major driver of the local economy is the remittances of the migrants residing in the Middle East, by which banking sector in Malappuram has huge NRI deposits. And so its natural for Malappuram to hold 9th position in Top Ten Towns with highest per capita bank deposits in India.[8] The city has a strong trader community in which hotels and bakery business out numbers, followed by the textile and medical sector. With all leading automobile brands establishing their showrooms in the city, Malappuram RTO has witnessed highest number of vehicle registration in the state since couple of years. Malappuram RTO is considered as the gold mine of Kerala Vehicle department[9] earning around 250cr every year. Volkswagen, Nexa, Ford, Fiat, Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Honda, Renault, Nissan, Toyota etc. have their showrooms in the city. Showrooms for all leading Two wheeler, Three Wheeler, Light and Medium Vehicles are also present aplenty. BharatBenz has a T3 facility with their largest (45,000sqft)workshop in the state inside Inkel City, Malappuram. Malappuram is one of the city where new luxury cars arrive apace whenever introduced due to the car collection habits of business men here. Tourism is the major crowd puller of the city. Places like Kottakkunnu, Shanthitheeram etc. attracts lakhs of people from all over the state. According to the industries department of Kerala, visitors in the Kottakkunnu during festive season are more than 9 to 10 lakh. General engineering, cloth manufacturing, timber oriented business etc. are the commonly found industrial enterprises in the city. Almost 50 percent of employees in the city are part of service sector. Being the district headquarters, people working in different government offices contributes a major part in the commerce and the economy.

Shopping and Entertainment

Mattil Mall Malappuram
Shopping mall in the city with multiplex

Malappuram has decent amount of shopping options especially in clothing with national and international brands like Max, Reliance Trends, Allen Solly, Louis Phillip, Scullers, John Miller, Indgo Nation, First Cry, V Star, Address etc having stores in the city. Many other brands are underway. Apart from the standalone stores, there is a medium sized mall which houses several shops and a four screen multiplex by PVS Film City. There are aplenty gaming centers in the city for PlayStation and Xbox enthusiasts. There are several supermarkets that sells products from stationery and household items to fruits and fish/meats.


Though not counted as an industrial city, Malappuram has its fair share of industrial enterprises. MALCOSPIN (The Malappuram Co-Op Spinning Mills Limited) started in 1979 is the oldest industrial establishment in Malappuram under the state government located at Mamparamba. SME Park (also known as Inkel Industrial Park) is a 70-acre industrial zone located at Panakkad, with built up spaces for Non-polluting industries. Formed under the subsidiary of Inkel limited and KSIDC called Inkid, the park has several production units functioning such as Capstone Diamond Manufacturing Unit, VKC Footwear Manufacturing Unit, Carton Box Manufacturing Unit, DuraTec Readimix Unit, Printing Press of a leading Newspaper, Furniture Manufacturing Unit etc. Also the Industrial park under KINFRA known as Neospace is 29 km away at Kakkancheri.


There are various hospitals in the city such as Government Medical College, Malappuram, District Co-operative hospital, District Homeopathic hospital, Govt. Taluk Hospital, Mass Ayurvedic Hospital, Orchid Institute of Health Care & Research (Orchid Hospital), MB Hospital, Christian Mission Hospital, MM Chest Hospital, Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Malabar Eye Hospital etc. Apart from these aplenty Dental Specialty clinics and general health centres in the city serves the people.


City has several educational institutions right from the school level to higher education. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Malabar Special Police HSS, Government Girls Higher secondary school, Govt.Boys, St.Gemmas HSS, Islahiya HSS, A.U.P School, Sree Arunodaya vidya nigethan etc. to name a few schools. City is lacking an Engineering College under Government despite having the largest number of students appearing and excelling in respective entrance exams. Govt. College, Malappuram, which is the oldest college in the city, started in 1972, College of Applied Science Malappuram and Govt. College for Women started in 2015 along with many other private colleges serves the higher educational purpose. Govt.TTI and MCT TTI are few teachers training institutes. Regional Directorate of Higher Secondary Education and Regional Office (Malabar) of State Open School are located in the city inside Civil Station. City has two education cities dedicated for educational institutions of different field of studies under various stages of construction named Inkel Educity located at Panakkad and Al Abeer Educity at Melmuri.


University of Calicut[10] located 28Km away at Tenhipalam, established in 1968, is the second university in the state. AMU AMU Malappuram Campus Centre is situated at Chelamala. AMU Malappuram Centre is another campus of the Aligarh Muslim University established in 2010 in the State of Kerala at Malappuram. Thunchaththu Ezhuthachan Malayalam University is located at Thunchan Parambu in Malappuram and is only 26  km far from the city center. Steps to establish an Ayurveda University at Kottakkal near here is underway.

Education Zones

Malappuram has two education zones specially dedicated for educational institutions under construction namely Inkel Educity, a PPP initiative by KSIDC with Inkel and AL Abeer Educity, a project by GCC based Al Abeer Healthcare group.


As of 2011 India census,[11] the city population is 101,330. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Malappuram has a literacy rate of 96.47%, higher than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 97.85%, and female literacy is 95.21%.[11] Malappuram is also one of the million plus UAs in India with a population of 1.6 million making it the 25th biggest and fourth biggest in the country and state respectively. Major language spoken in the city is Malayalam. Hindi and English are also widely understood as official languages, while Tamil and Arabic has considerable speakers. The city population is predominantly Muslim, along with a sizable Hindu population and small Christian population. Malappuram also has many number of Tamils, mainly from rural districts of Tamil Nadu and migrants from North Indian states like West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, UP etc. who are engaged in labour and construction works.



KSRTC bus terminal (Govt. buses) is located at Up-Hill on NH 966 (formerly NH 213). Buses are available to different cities of Kerala, Tamil Nadu Karnataka and Puducherry. Municipal Bus stand for private buses is at Down Hill on Ahmed Kurikkal Road. NH 66 (formerly NH 17) is just 12 km from city center.


City is served by Angadipuram railway station (17 km away), Parappanangadi Railway Station and Tirur Railway Station both (26 km, 40 minute drive away). Whereas Calicut railway station is 50 km from Malappuram. Other railway stations are Kuttippuram and Tanur. However Ministry of railways have included the railway line connecting Feroke-Malappuram-Angadippuram in its Vision 2020 as socially desirable railway line.[12] Multiple surveys have been done on the line already. Indian Railway computerised reservation counter is available at Friends Janasevana Kendram, Down Hill. Reservation for any train can be done from here.[13]


കോഴിക്കോട് വിമാനത്താവളം
A view of Airport Terminal

Karipur Airport located in the periphery of the city in Malappuram district is just 25 km away. It is the seventh busiest airport in the country in terms of international passenger traffic. Domestic flight services are available to major cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Trivandrum while International flight services connects the city with Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Muscat, Salalah and Kuwait.


Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Madhyamam, Chandrika, Deshabhimani, Suprabhaatham dailies have their printing centres in and around the city. The Hindu has an edition and printing press at Malappuram. A few periodicals-monthlies, fortnightlies and weeklies-mostly devoted to religion and culture are also published. Almost all Malayalam channels and newspapers have their bureau at Up Hill. There are some local cable TV channels including (MCV), (ACV) etc. Malappuram Press Club is also situated at UP Hill adjacent to Municipal Town Hall. Doordarshan has its major relay station in the district at Malappuram. Government of India's Prasarbharati National Public Service Broadcaster has FM station in the district, broadcasting on 102.7 Mhtz. Even without any private FM stations, Malappuram finds a place in Top Ten Towns with Highest Radio Listenership in India.[14] There is a multiplex and four standalone cinema halls that screen movies in Malayalam, Tamil, English and Hindi. Rasmi Film Society, one of the kerala's oldest film forum is from Malappuram. The 72nd International film festival of Malappuram was conducted in March, 2011.[15]


Payyanad Football Stadium, Malappuram
MDSC Stadium

Malappuram is well known for its sports enthusiasm and spirit. Popularly known as the 'Soccer Capital' of Kerala, Malappuram gets invariably applauded for its outpouring spectators during any tournaments and matches held here. Football is in the nerves of the public of Malappuram. Malappuram has a long history with football, its bond with the game dates back to British Era in India. Then people of the town grew up seeing the elders playing barefoot with the British army men. The historic Kottapadi Maidan, now the municipal stadium, has witnessed endless football battles between the natives and Britishers. It also has contributed many football players to national and state teams. Late Irumban Moideen who started playing at Kottappadi joined Royal Indian Air Force and represented India as well as Pakistan and was a team captain. International Moideenkutty, who played for the State in Santosh Trophy and Railways football team worn Indian jersey against Myanmar and Russia. Malappuram Azees, Former Santosh Trophy star M.R.C Chekku, Ali Akbar and Goalkeeper Manjakandan Aboobackar etc. are few others who made in to the fame league. So is the case of present generation, School teams in the city holds countless accolades from several major and minor competitions. Malabar Special Police HSS, which is the current champion of State Mahindra Youth Football Challenge is an all time achiever in the inter school tournaments.[16] It is also the runner up team of 53rd and 55th Subroto Cup international football tournament held at Delhi.[17] Hockey is another major sports in which malappuram excels with GBHSS Kottapadi and PMSAMHS Chemmankadav Hockey teams, however lack of a proper hockey turf is adversely affecting the practices. Like elsewhere in Kerala, Cricket is also widely played. But city is yet to have a stadium of International stature. Currently a stadium under Kerala Cricket Association at perinthalmanna near here is used for National level matches like Ranji-trophy. Kottappadi Football Stadium, Malappuram, MSP Police ground, MSP Kootilangadi Ground, Indira Priyadarshini Indoor stadium along with several mini stadiums where sevens tournaments are conducted by local committees serves the city. Malappuram District Sports Complex Stadium which comprises a Football stadium and Malappuram Football Academy is under construction at Payyanad, on Pandikkad Road Manjeri and is just 13 km from the city centre.

Places of interest

  • City is mainly divided to five as Up Hill, Down Hill, Melmuri, Panakkad and Anakkayam.
    • Up Hill: Most of the government offices and establishments including District collectorate are based there. MSP (Malabar Special Police) headquarters, traffic Police HQ, Passport Seva Kendra, Doordarshan Relay station etc. are also situated here.
    • Down Hill(Kottappadi): Considered as the trade hub of the city, occupies city daily market and other commercial enterprises. Malappuram Passport Office which consist of two revenue districts viz. Malappuram and Palghat having the majority of NRI population in Kerala is also situated at Down Hill on Malappuram-Parappanangadi State highway.
    • Melmuri: 4 km from the city centre, Melmuri is known for Swalath Nagar and Grand Masjid. Melmuri serves as the residential area in the city.
    • Panakkad: Thangals hails from here and IUML political leaders of the district comes from there. Industrial Growth Centre at Panakkad is now under Inkid (a joint venture of Inkel and KSIDC) in developing the land to a prestigious place of the state as Edu-Health City.
    • Anakkayam: This outgrowth of Malappuram has an unavoidable place in history of Kerala. Cashew Research and Development Center is situated here. It is also the major residential area of the city.
  • Kottakkunnu: Known as Marine Drive of Malappuram is a hill garden, the park is one of the highest ticket revenue earning tourism destination in Kerala. Kottakkunnu park contains Water fountain and laser show, 16D cinema, Kids Traffic Park, Adventure Park, an open-air auditorium, Lalitha Kala Academy art gallery, DTPC helipad, a water theme park etc. At Kottakkunnu one can see traces of the first fort built by the Zamorins.[18] This scenic table-top is located at the crest of the Cantonment Hill near the Collectorate.[19]
  • The temples and the mosques of the city are well known for their spiritual atmosphere as well as their festivals. Malappuram Juma Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Kerala. Thiruppuranthaka Temple, Mannoor Shiva Temple, Vettakorumakan Temple are a few local temples.
  • Shanthitheeram: is a riverside park behind Civil Station under KTDC on the shores of Kadalundi. It has peddle boating, rain huts, amphitheater, food court, pavilion and walk ways.
  • Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala: Situated 12 km away, is a world-renowned institute engaged in the practice and propagation of ayurveda, the ancient health care system of India.
  • Arimbra Hills, Malappuram: Tourist spot located near here is a mountain 1000 ft above sea level.
  • Teak Museum: A museum of teak with oldest teak in the world located towards the east of the city at Nilambur is a 50-minute drive away.

Notable persons

See also

Photo gallery

Malappuram Kottakkunnu

Malappuram Kottakkunnu

Payyanad Football Stadium, Malappuram

Payyanad Stadium

Malappuram Autorikshaws in Mysore

Malappuram autorikshaws are common in Mysore

Kizhakkethala Junction, Malappuram, India

Kizhakkethala Junction

Kottakkunnu 2


Kottakkunnu mazhaveed

Pavilion at Kottakkunnu

Kottakkunnu 7

Swimming Pool


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External links

College of Applied Science Malappuram

College of Applied Science Malappuram, is established in 1993, affiliated to university of Calicut and is managed by Institute of Human Resources Development (IHRD Established by Govt Of Kerala.


Edappal is a town in Malappuram district, Kerala state, India. Edappal is at a junction of two roads Thrissur-Kuttippuram and Palakkad-Ponnani state highways located 45 km from Malappuram.Edappal lies in two panchayaths (local body), Vattamkulam and Edappal. Edappal shares borders with Thuyyam, Polpakkara, Ayilakkadu, Vattamkulam, and Annakampadu. Bijoy P Patmanabhan is the current Edapal Panchayath President elected in November 2016.

Edappal is well known in the region for foreign goods and related markets. Like some other main towns of Malappuram and Kozhikode, The economy is mostly a money-order economy with the main source of money from expatriates in the Middle East. Hindus form majority in Edappal.

English and Foreign Languages University

The English and Foreign Languages University known as EFLU is a university for English and foreign languages located in Hyderabad, India. It is the only such university dedicated to languages in South Asia.

The university offers the study of English and foreign languages like Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Turkish in the areas of Teacher Education, Literature, Linguistics, Interdisciplinary and Cultural Studies.

Government Medical College, Manjeri

Government Medical College, Manjeri, is a medical college established in Malappuram District affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS), located in Manjeri around 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Malappuram. The hospital has 500 beds and 12 operation theatres with an intake of 100 students every year.

It is the sixth government medical college in the State, inaugurated on 1 September 2013 by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Manjeri Govt. Medical College is one among the newly sanctioned four medical colleges in Kerala. It was allowed for Malappuram district in revised 2011 state budget by Finance Minister K.M. Mani in July 2011.

Ideal Higher Secondary School, Dharmagiri

Ideal Higher Secondary School, Dharmagiri is a privately owned school situated at Cherekkad, near Karipur in Malappuram district, Kerala state. Run by Vengara Islamic Charitable Trust, it provides education up to class 12 in Kerala state syllabus along with religious moral studies. The school is situated in a scenic village near Calicut International Airport.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary

The Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary lies in the Malappuram districts of the state of Kerala in India. It spreads over a cluster of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea. The Sanctuary hill is around 200 m above sea level. It is 29 km from Tirur, 39 km from Malappuram City and 19 km from Kozhikode city centre. The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, Malappuram.


Karipur (also spelt Karippur) is a locality in the Kondotty taluk of the Malappuram district of Kerala, south India, 25 km (16 mi) from the city of Malappuram. It is best known as the site of Calicut International Airport, serving travellers of the north Kerala region. Other than that, it is a small hamlet that comes under the Pallikkal gram panchayat.


Kottakkal, literally Land of the Fort) is a municipal town in Malappuram district in Kerala, southern India having 32 wards. It is located 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of Malappuram, the district headquarters, and 12 km (7.5 mi) from Tirur Railway Station.

The National Highway 66 separates the municipality from Edarikode grama panchayat on some parts in the west. However, the fast developing Kottakkal urban area is now spread up to different parts of neighboring panchayats such as Edarikkodu.

Kottakkal is known for its ayurvedic institute, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, as well as its temple festival, Kottakkal Puram, celebrated over seven days during March–April months.


Kottakkunnu is a tourist destination in the state of Kerala located at Malappuram. Stationed right at the heart of the city, Kottakkunnu attracts large number of domestic as well as international tourists.


Kuttippuram (Malayalam: കുറ്റിപ്പുറം) is a town and is situated in the Malappuram district of Kerala state, India. The town is located 34 kilometres south-west of Malappuram. The Bharathappuzha river flows through Kuttippuram.kuttipuram bridge normal discussion start in 1940 .The railway line takes a diversion to the west from Kuttippuram, so this railway station serves people belonging to a vast geographical area including Guruvayur, the western parts of Palakkad district, Ponnani Juma Masjid, Puthanpally Jaram and pilgrims going to the Kadampuzha temple. Considering ticket revenues, Kuttippuram railway station is the leading railway station between Shoranur and Kozhikode.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Integrated Institute of Science and Technology Malappuram

Lal Bahadur Shastri Integrated Institute of Science and Technology (LBSIIST) Malappuram is located at Pariyapuram in Parappanangadi Municipality of Malappuram. The then Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr.Kapil Sibal agreed to consider granting Rs.50 crore to this, in Nov 2011. The proposal for the institute was in line with the Rajender Sachar Committee Report highlighting the need for new development strategies for educationally backward districts of the country.

One entity of the Project- The Model Degree College, Started functioning in the year 2016 with three degree courses, B.Sc Computer Science, Computer Application, BCA Affiliated to University of Calicut.

Presently the Model Degree College, functioning in a rented building 500 m from Parappanangadi Railway station, at Tanur Road

Contact Phone: 0494-2410135

List of colleges affiliated to the University of Calicut

This is a listing of the undergraduate and post-graduate colleges that are affiliated with University of Calicut as of 24 July 2018. Colleges that have establishment years listed as a range (e.g. 2003–04) are listed with the preceding year (2003).

M.E.S. Ponnani College, Ponnani

M.E.S. Ponnani College is an arts and science college run by MES situated at Ponnani,in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India. It is located on the coastal belt of Malappuram District between Tirur and Guruvayoor. It is affiliated to Calicut University.

The college was established on March 3, 1968. M.E.S founder Dr. P. K. Abdul Gafoor, former Kerala ministers E. K. Imbichi Bava and C.H. Mohammed Koya had a major role in the establishment of the college.

Malappuram district

Malappuram district, with its headquarters at Malappuram, is a district in the state of Kerala, India. The district was formed on 16 June 1969. Malappuram district is composed of portions of the former Palakkad and Kozhikode districts: Ernad taluk and portions of Tirur taluk in Kozhikode district, and portions of Perinthalmannna and Ponnani taluks in Palakkad district.

Historically a stronghold of orthodox Brahminical Hinduism many famous scholars like

Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri who composed the Narayaneeyam in Sanskrit, poonthanam namboodiri and Thunchaththu Ramanujan Ezhuthachan came from Malappuram. The ancient Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics though mainly centred in Thrissur also had namboodiri and nair scholars coming from malappuram. Today the district includes Thirunavaya, the classic medieval centre of Vedic learning; Kottakkal, home of Ayurveda medicine. Islam came to Malappuram early in prophet Mohammed's era itself. Ponnani, one of the oldest centres of Islamic education in the region is located here.

In 1921 the present-day Malappuram district was part of the Moplah rebellions, followed by decades of stagnant economic, social and political development. In the early years of Communist rule in Kerala, Malappuram experienced land reform under the Land Reform Ordinance. During the 1970s Persian Gulf oil reserves were opened to commercial extraction, and thousands of unskilled workers migrated to the Gulf. They sent money home, supporting the rural economy, and by the late 20th century the region had First World health standards and near-universal literacy.Malappuram district contains abundant wildlife and a number of small hills, forests, rivers and streams flowing to the west, backwaters and paddy, arecanut, cashew nut, pepper, ginger, pulses, coconut, banana, tapioca, and rubber plantations. Malappuram is one of two Muslim-majority districts in south India. The Hindu temples and Moplah mosques of the region are known for their colorful festivals, and it is the most populous district in Kerala. Religions practised in the district include Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism and tribal religions.

Muslim Educational Society

The Muslim Educational Society (MES) is an organisation established to aid education of Muslims in India, especially in the state of Kerala. The society runs more than 150 institutions including more than 50 schools, a number of postgraduate colleges, women's colleges, professional institutions like engineering colleges, medical college, nursing college and dental college.

The primary work of the society is to establish colleges, schools, technical and commercial institutes, kindergartens, and vocational training centres. It is also envisaged to set up establishments to promote moral and spiritual values among the public, work for the welfare of women and children and establish and maintain old age homes and rehabilitate the destitute.


Nilambur is a municipality and a taluk in the Malappuram district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. It is about 40 kilometers from Malappuram city and 24 kilometers from Manjeri on the Kozhikode–Gudalur road called CNG road (Calicut-Nilambur- Gudallur road).

Ponnani lighthouse

Ponnani Lighthouse is situated in Malappuram district, Kerala on the south bank of Bharathappuzha river. It was commissioned on 17 April 1983. The tower has a circular cross section and a height of 30 meters. The light source is metal halide lamp. The lighthouse has direct drive facility.

A flag staff used to assist the crafts to negotiate the entrance to the port prior to a steel mast with an oil wick being hoisted in 1937. In 1948 a steel trestle was with a gas flasher was installed. After the present tower was constructed in 1983, the light source was replaced on 23 July 1995.

Technical Higher Secondary School, Vattamkulam

Technical Higher Secondary School, Vattamkulam is a secondary school in Vattamkulam, Malappuram district, Kerala.

THSS Vattamkulam Managed by IHRD is located at nellyssery, Vattamkulam Near Naduvattam, Edappal Malappuram

Vengara, Malappuram district

Vengara is a town in Malappuram district of Kerala state.

Climate data for Malappuram, Kerala
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
Average low °C (°F) 21.8
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
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