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Wayanad District came into existence on 1st November, 1980 as the 12th District of Kerala consisting of Mananthavady, Sulthan Bathery and Vythiri taluks. The name Wayanad is derived from Vayal Nadu which means the land of paddy fields. It is a picturesque plateau situated at a height between 700 m and 2100 m above the mean sea level nested among the mountains of the Western Ghats on the eastern portion of north Kerala, bordering the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The district was carved out from the then Kozhikode and Kannur districts. About 885.92 sq. km of area is under forest. The culture of Wayanad is mainly tribal oriented. Though considered as backward, this district is perhaps one of the biggest foreign exchange earners of the State, with its production of cash crops like pepper, cardamom, coffee, tea, spices and other condiments.

District Collector  :  Tel: 0493-6202230 , 0493-6203450 (F) , 9447204666 (M)
District Police Chief :  Tel: 04936- 202525 , Mob: 9497996974


Area 2,130 Sq.KM
Population 817,420; Male:401,684 | Female:415,736
Density 384 Sq.KM
Literacy Rate 89.03; Male:92.51 | Female:85.70
No. of Revenue Divisions 1
No. of Taluks 3
No. of Muncipalities 3
No. of Blocks 4
No. of Panchayats 23
No. of Villages 49


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