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Constituency

Constituency

Constituency

Constituency


Constituency : MATTANNUR

Mattannur Assembly Constituency consists of Mattanur Municipality and Chittariparamba, Keezhallur, Koodali, Malur, Mangattidam, Kolayad, Padiyoor Kalliad and Thillenkeri Panchayats in Thalassery Taluk.  Mattannur lies between Kannur, Thalassery and Iritty and  It is an important hub connecting Kodagu and Kannur.   The Kannur International Airport  (KIAL) is located in Mattannur Assembly Constituency which is just 3km from Mattanur town.

The area has a typical midland character of Kerala with undulating terrain mainly used for dry agriculture activities. The geographical area of municipal town stretches between Irikkur river at north and Anjarakandy river at the south. The town is located at the foothills of the western shoulders of the western ghat rising majestically at the east side, while the western boundary portion is the part of the gradual sloping terrain leading to the Lakshadweep sea. Thalassery–Coorg road (SH30) passes through Mattannur Municipal Town. The major urban development and activities are confined to the Mattannur town area where Kannur road meets with State Highway Pazhassi barrage and a garden of Pazhassi Irrigation Project is located very near to the town and the spot is a major tourist destination.

The nearest railway station is Thalassery and is located at a distance of 26 km from Mattannur town. The Kannur railway station, located at 27 km from Mattannur is the major station in the district having access to all trains including superfast trains to north and south of the country.  The national highway passes through Kannur town. 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.