Valiyaparamba

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Collapsed suspension bridge to Valiyaparamba from Madakkal Island.
Valiyaparamba Beach sun set

Valiyaparamba is a coastal island in Hosdurg taluk, Kasaragod district, Kerala state, India.

Location[edit]

Valiyaparamba is separated from the mainland by Kavvayi Backwater. It is located five kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of Cheruvathur and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Bekal, Kasaragod, north Kerala.[citation needed] The island is approximately 16.14 square kilometres (6.23 sq mi) in size, and had a population of 11,917 in 1991.[1] The island's main source of income is from agriculture and fishing. The island has 13 wards ruling by each ward member to leading the Valiyaparamba Panchayathu.

Geography[edit]

Valiyaparamba is fed by four rivers and dotted with numerous little islands. Valiyaparamba, a hinterland separated from the mainland, is a noted fishing centre in the district. A Bekal Fort stands on a headland that runs into the sea. A National Waterway passes through the island.

Education[edit]

The island has seven primary schools, one high school and one higher secondary school.

Transportation[edit]

The island is separated from the mainland and accessible by transport boat service or by crossing the Mavila Kadappuram Bridge.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Korakandy, Ramakrishnan (2005). Coastal Zone Management: A Study of the Political Economy of Sustainable Development. Gyan Publishing House. p. 300. ISBN 9788178353036. Retrieved 14 March 2017.

Coordinates: 12°08′40″N 75°08′40″E / 12.144443°N 75.144323°E / 12.144443; 75.144323 about Valiyaparamba