Chelora

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Chelora
town
Chelora School
Chelora School
Chelora is located in Kerala
Chelora
Chelora
Location in Kerala, India
Chelora is located in India
Chelora
Chelora
Chelora (India)
Coordinates: 11°53′21″N 75°25′46″E / 11.889160°N 75.4293400°E / 11.889160; 75.4293400Coordinates: 11°53′21″N 75°25′46″E / 11.889160°N 75.4293400°E / 11.889160; 75.4293400
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKannur
Population
 (2011)
 • Total36,500
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
670006
Telephone code0497272
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL 13

Chelora is a town in Kannur district in the state of Kerala, India 8 km from Kannur town and lies on Kannur-Mysore Highway. The ongoing Kannur International Airport is located at a distance of 15 km from here. Kadakkara Sri Dharmasastha Temple and Valannur Sri Risheishwara Temple are the two temples that attract people to the district. Chelora have a huge importance in the development of Kannur. There are some shopping centers. Residential buildings and villa projects make this village a tiny town. Chelora Govt Higher Secondary School is a prominent educational institution in this area. It has a scenic and beautiful landscape. The village has a large literate population. Kappad, Valannur, Mathukoth and Peringalayi are residential suburbs in Chelora.

Administration[edit]

The administration of the town is done under Chelora Grama Panchayath. Presently Sri N.V Purushothaman master is the president of Chelora Grama Panchayath. In the current scenario, Chelora have an annual budget which estimates Rs. 48,500,000 for the developmental activities.

Accessibility[edit]

The kannur Central Bus Terminal and Kannur Railway Station are situated at a distance of 10.3 km away from Chelora. Presently there is no railway lines passing through Chelora. But, private buses including air buses make Chelora accessible. Chelora can be reached by a bus to Iritty, Mattannur and Anjarakandy. The bus-stop point of Chelora is commonly known as Mathukkoth. The suburbs are connected to Mathukkoth by means of bus service. It also has a bus service from Mathukkoth to Kappad.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Kadakkara Sri Dharmasastha Kshetram
  • Valannur Rishieswara Kshetram
  • Chelora Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Sreerosh Green Acres
  • CK complex (shopping complex)
  • Mini industrial estate

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Chelora had a population of 36,500. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Chelora has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 87% and female literacy of 84%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

  • Number of residential buildings : 8000
  • Number of Educational Institutions : 18
  • Pre primary education centres : 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.