Manjeshwar

Summary

Manjeshwar is a town and a minor port in Kasaragod district at the northern tip of Kerala. It is situated at a distance of 584 kilometres (360 mi) from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, 28 kilometres (20 mi) north of district HQ Kasaragod and 30 kilometres (20 mi) south of Mangalore city in neighbouring Karnataka. It is a coastal town in Kasaragod district.

Manjeshwar
Town
Manjeshwar harbour
Manjeshwar harbour
Manjeshwar is located in Kerala
Manjeshwar
Manjeshwar
Location in Kerala, India
Manjeshwar is located in India
Manjeshwar
Manjeshwar
Manjeshwar (India)
Coordinates: 12°43′27″N 74°52′27″E / 12.7243°N 74.8743°E / 12.7243; 74.8743Coordinates: 12°43′27″N 74°52′27″E / 12.7243°N 74.8743°E / 12.7243; 74.8743
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKasaragod
TalukManjeshwaram
Named forManjula Kshetra
Government
 • BodyGrama Panchayat
Area
 • Total28.38 km2 (10.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total41,515
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
671323
Telephone code4998
Vehicle registrationKL-14

DemographicsEdit

The Manjeshwar Census Town (CT) has an area of 3.98 km² with population of 8,742 of which 4,178 are males while 4,564 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

The Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1149 which is 13.14% of the total population of Manjeshwar (CT). In Manjeshwar Census Town, the Female Sex Ratio is of 1092 against the state average of 1084. Moreover, the Child Sex Ratio in Manjeshwar is around 995 compared to the Kerala state average of 964. Literacy rate of Manjeshwar city is 92.91%, which is lower than the state average of 94.00%. In Manjeshwar, male literacy is around 97.53% while female literacy is 88.75%.[3]

ReligionsEdit

As per 2011 census report, Manjeshwar census town had total population of 8,742 among which 5,827 are Muslims (66.7%), 2,742 are Hindus (31.4%), 165 are Christians (1.9%), 28 people not stated their religion (0.3%) and 4 marked under others category.[4]

Year Male Female Total Population Change Religion (%)
Hindu Muslim Christian Sikhs Buddhist Jain Other religions and persuasions Religion not stated
2001[5] 8675 4285 4417 - 33.98 61.72 4.25 0 0 0 0 0.05
2011[6] 8742 4178 4564 +0.77% 31.37 66.66 1.89 0.01 0 0 0 0.08

EducationEdit

HealthEdit

Manjeshwar is one of the areas with large number of HIV patients. 970 HIV cases were registered in Kasaragod district. Ten HIV deaths were reported from Kasaragod district within a short period of two months in 2016. There is no special facility or doctors for HIV patients in this area. HIV affected areas in Kasaragod include Dharmathadka, Nileshwaram, Manjeshwar, Bhandiyod, Vellarikundu, Kasaragod town and Padannakkad.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://censusindia.gov.in › 3...PDF Web results Kasaragod - DISTRICT CENSUS HANDBOOK
  2. ^ "The Kerala Official Language (Legislation) Act, 1969" (PDF).
  3. ^ Kerala, Directorate of Census Operations. District Census Handbook, Kasaragod (PDF). Thiruvananthapuram: Directorateof Census Operations,Kerala. p. 100,101. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Religion – Kerala, Districts and Sub-districts". Census of India 2011. Office of the Registrar General.
  5. ^ Census India 2001.
  6. ^ Census India 2011.
  7. ^ "10 HIV deaths reported in Kasargod dist within 2 months".

External linksEdit

  • Birds eye view maps of Manjeshwar. (Courtesy: Wikimapia)