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Koyilandy (or Quilandy/Quilandi) is a city and a municipality in Kozhikode districtmarker in the Indianmarker state of Keralamarker. This town is between Calicut and Badagaramarker(Vatakara ) and is on NH 17.

The most famous freedom fighter of Kerala Kelappan was born in near by village Muchukunnu. Kelappaji donated his large quantity of land to backward cast(harijan)people. .It's also famous for keezhariyyur bomb case.

Geography

Quilandi is located at . It has an average elevation of .

Demographics

 India census, Quilandy had a population of 68,970. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Quilandy has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 80%. In Quilandy, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Koyilandy Hookahs

Koyilandy Hookahs, traditional smoking pipes, of Calicut made in Koyilandy were famous across north india, Gulf and Pakistanmarker.Prepared by Moosari, a coppersmith community, these Hookahs were once considered a pride of Koyilandy. However it is not so any more. in But in Gulf countries, Koyilandy Hookahs are still very popular as "Malabar Hookah."

The craft owes it origin to a group of Yemeni merchants who had taken up residence at Koyilandy about 500 years ago. They commissioned the local craftsmen to make Hookah, an object of oriental culture.Made by local craftsmen, the Hookah impressed Yemeni traders and soon came to be known as Koyilandy Hookah.Besides being ornately designed with attractive motifs, the Koyilandy Hookahs have coconut shell as the water holder. Even today, these hookahs are exported to gulf countries.

Image:Big_hookah.jpg|The intricate work on a Malabar HookahImage:The_hookah_family.jpg|The hookah family

Economy

Economy of Koyilandy revolves around fishing, local businesses and remittance from Gulf.

Transportation

The railway station at Koyilandy
  • Railway Station- Quilandi Railway station.
  • Nearest Airport- Calicutmarker Airport, approx. 50 km away.
  • Road- Koyilandy is well connected by road as the National Highway 17 passes through the town.
  • Nilamburmarker-Koyilandimarker SH pass through here.


Politics

Quilandy assembly constituency is part of Vadakara .

Places of Interest

  • Kappad
  • Kakkayam
  • Peruvannamuzhi
  • Velliyamkallu
  • Parappalli Beach


Educational Institutes

Schools:

  • Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Koyilandy
  • Melur Lower Primary School, Melur, Chengottukave
  • Govt. Girls HSS, Koyilandy
  • Poyilkave High School, Poyilkave
  • Higher Secondary School, Thiruvangoor
  • Govt moppla higher secondery school Koyilandi
  • Kavumvattom UP School
  • Sri Sathya Sai Vidyapeeth Sri Sailam, Nandi
  • SVASS Naduvathur
  • IHSS Kappad
  • ICS Koyilandy
  • Amrita school peruvatoor
  • Bhavans Koyilandy
  • Anthata up school
  • Nambrathkara UP School
  • MLPS Nateri
  • Arikkulam UP School


Higher Education:

  • S.A.R.B.T.M. Govt. College, Muchukunnu
  • SNDP Yogam Arts and Science College, Koyilandy
  • Govt. ITI, Koyilandy
  • lahiya arts and science college, Koyilandy
  • Sanskrit university branch, Nambrathkara

References


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