<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a municipal
town situated on the banks of Chalakudy River
in Thrissur District
of the Kerala
State in India
. It is the base camp for travellers to Athirappilly
and Vazhachal Falls
. It lies on National Highway 47
and located about 36 km (23 mi) north of the city of Kochi
, the commercial capital city of Kerala and 30 km (19 mi) south of Thrissur
, the cultural capital of Kerala.
The name "Chalakudy" is derived from the word "Shalakudy
", meaning a place where sacrifices are made. The best season to visit Chalakudy is December to March and also in monsoon season. Chalakkudy is a place of historical importance as it was the base for the operations of the Mysoreinvader Tipu Sultan
while attacking the "Travancore lines'.
As of the 2001 census
, Chalakudy had a population of 48,371. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Chalakudy has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 86% and female literacy of 84%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Chalakkudy Municipality came into existence in the year 1970. The municipality covering an area of 25.23 km<sup>2</sup> is divided into 36 electoral wards. The Municipality has a total population of 48,371 with... Read More