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Kanhangad is a town and a municipality in the Kasaragod District, state of Kerala, India. It is 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasaragod town.DemographicsIndia census, Kanhangad had a population of 65,499. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Kanhangad has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 74%. In Kanhangad, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The most widely spoken language is Malayalam. Other prominent languages spoken by communities living here include Konkani, Tulu and Kannada. A large Goud Saraswat Brahmin community (who speak Konkani) lives here. The Gowda Saraswat Brahmin temple, Lakshmi Venkatesh temple (LV temple) is also situated in Kanhangad. There is also a small Palghat Iyer Brahmin community which speaks a mix of Malayalam and Tamil.EconomyAgriculture and fishing are the primary source of income for residents of the region. The soil and topography allow for a diverse selection of crops: Rubber, pepper, cashew and ginger are the important crops that are grown in the eastern part of the region, which comprises forests and hilly areas. In the coastal areas are grown: coconut, rice and tobacco.Our India online tour itinerary planner allows you to schedule your trip to Kanhangad, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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