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Mavilayi is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Mavilayi is located in India
Mavilayi (India)
Coordinates: 11°50′0″N 75°28′0″E / 11.83333°N 75.46667°E / 11.83333; 75.46667Coordinates: 11°50′0″N 75°28′0″E / 11.83333°N 75.46667°E / 11.83333; 75.46667
Country India
 • BodyNagar Palika
 • Total11,953
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-
Nearest cityKannur
Lok Sabha constituencyKannur

Mavilayi is a census town in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. Situated in Peralasseri Panchayath on Kannur-Kuthuparamba State Highway, 15 km away from Kannur Town


As of 2001 India census,[1] Mavilayi had a population of 11,953. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Mavilayi has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 82%. In Mavilayi, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Maavila Kaavu near Maavilayi is one of the historic temple in Kannur and is famous for annual celebrations of Adiyutsavam - a mock war festival which is related to the story of Daivathar trying to resolve the issue between Mootha kaikor and Ilaya kaikor. Renowned kerala communist leader A.K.Gopalan was born in Mavilayi

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • Mavilayi Central LP School
  • Mavilayi LP School
  • A.K.G Memorial College of Nursing
  • RDC Mavilayi
  • Mundayode LP School

Government Offices[edit]

  • Mavilayi Village Office
  • Sub Post Office, Mavilayi
  • Veterinary Hospital

Co-Operative Sector[edit]

  • Mavilayi Service Co-Operative Bank
  • Raidco Curry Powder Unit

Art & Culture[edit]

  • Moithu Memorial Library and Public Reading Room, Mavilayi
  • Voice of mavilayi Arts & Sports Club, Mavilayi
  • Rural Development Centre (R D C Mavilayi)
  • Mundayode Podujana Vayanassala. Mundayode
  • Navajeevan Vayanasala, Mavilayi
  • Cheguvera Arts club, Trikkapalam
  • Victory Arts & Sports Club Cherumavilayi


The national highway passes through Thalassery town. Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Thalassery on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut. Both of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.

See also[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.

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