District Profile of Wayanad District


ADMINISTRATIVE SET UP
Sl.No
Particulars
Wayanad
State
1
No. of Revenue Divisions
1
21
2
No. of Taluks
3
63
3
No. of Revenue Villages
49
1478
4
No. of Municipalities
1
60
5
No. of Municipality Wards
28
2216
6
No. of Block Panchayat
4
152
7
No. of Block Panchayat Wards
57
2095
8
No. of Grama Panchayat
25
978
9
No. of Grama Panchayat Wards
459
16680
10
No. of Assembly Constituencies
3
140
11
No. of Parliament Constituencies
1
20
12
No. of District Panchayat Wards
16
332

GEOGRAPHICAL PARTICULARS
Sl.No
Particulars
Wayanad
State
1
Total Area( Sq. Km)
2,131
38,863
2
Wet Area(hect)
24,731
4,62,797
3
Dry Area(hect)
1,00,869
22,73,603
4
Forest Area(hect)
78,787
10,81,509
5
Length of Coastal Line(in KMs)
Nil
590

HISTORY

In ancient times the land was ruled by the Vedar Rajas. Later Wayanad came under the rule of Pazhassi Raja of Kottayam Royal Dynasty. The modern history of the district is associated with the events that took place during the Mysorean invasion and the long spell of the British rule stretching over a period of about two centuries. There was fierce encounter between the British and Pazhassi Rajah. When the state of Kerala came into being in 1956, Wayanad was a part of Cannannore district; later in 1957 south Wayanad was added to Kozhikode district and north Wayanad remained with Cannannore district. By amalgamating the north Wayanad and south Wayanad, the present Wayanad district came into being on the 1st November 1980 comprising of three taluks; Vythiry, Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery.


PEOPLE

One important characteristic feature of this district is the large adivasi population, consisting mainly of Paniyas, Kurumas, Adiyars, Kurichyas, Ooralis, Kadans,Kattunaikkans are the different aboriginal tribes of Wayanad. The Kurichyar is the most developed among them. They are small land owners, whereas the members of other tribes are mostly labourers. Wayanad district stands first in the case of adivasi population (about 36%) among other districts in the state.

 

Wayanad has a large settler population. There are people from almost all parts of Kerala who migrated to this fertile land for building up their lives. Wayanad has a small jain community consisting of Gowders who came from Karnataka. They have built beautiful temples all over the district. Almost all sections of Christianity are well represented. One fourth population of Wayanad is constituted by Christians. Muslims constitute another one fourth population and rest of the population belongs to Hindus. Their hard work and sacrifice helped them to prosper. On the other hand, the last few decades have seen the complete marginalisation of the indigeneous people.

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