Kozhikode district came into existence on 1st January
1957. The Kozhikode district now consists of one revenue
division, three taluks, twelve blocks, 77 Panchayats
and 117 villages.
Vadakara, Koyilandy and Kozhikode
The largest taluk is Kozhikode and the smallest
Balussery, Tuneri, Perambra, Kunnamangalam, Thodannur,
Koduvally, Meladi, Vadakara, Panthalayani, Chelannur
22 panchayats are grouped in the special grade.
first grade Panchayats
are second grade ones
are 12 Community Development Blocks
in the District. They are Balussery, Chelannur, Kozhikode,
Kunnamangalam, Kunnummal, Melady, Panthalayani, Koduvally,
Perambra, Thodannur, Tuneri and Vadakara. The first
Community Development Block in the district was formed
in Kunnummal in October 1956. Of the 12 blocks, Koduvally
is the largest followed by Kunnamangalam. Vadakara
is the smallest block in area. According to 1991 census
Kunnamangalam stands top in population while Melady
has the lowest population.
the five Municipal Corporations in
the State, one is the Kozhikode Municipal Corporation.
Vadakara and Koyilandy are the two municipalities
in the district.
became a municipality on 3rd July 1866. Its population
then was 36,602 inhabiting an area of 28.48 sq.kms.
It was then made a corporation and the first corporation
council assumed office on the first November 1962.
Kozhikode Corporation has geographical
area of 82.67 sq.kms. For purposes of revenue collection,
etc., the Corporation has been divided into 39 survey
wards. But for purposes of election, it has been divided
into 50 electoral divisions on the basis of population,
each division being represented by one member.
Kozhikode Development Authority was
formed on May 15, 1980, with the aim of planned development.
The authority covers Kozhikode Municipal Corporation
and suburban panchayats, namely, Elathur, Kakkodi,
Kuruvatoor, Kunnamamgalam. Peruvayal, Olavanna, Parumanna,
Cheruvannur, Nallalam, Beypore, Feroke, Kadalundy
and Ramanattukara. A master plan has been prepared
for the development of Kozhikode urban area.
and Assembly Constituencies:
district comprises of two parliamentary constituencies
and 12 assembly constituencies. Vadakara and Kozhikode
are the two parliamentary constituencies. The following
are the assembly constituencies; Vadakara, Nadapuram,
Meppayur, Koyilandy, Perambra balussery, Koduvally,
Kozhikode-1, Kozhikode-2, Beypore, Kunnamangalam (SC)