Population Of Kozhikode | Kozhikode Population 2021

Kozhikode Population 2021:- Kozhikode is also known as Calicut, is a city of Kerala. Kozhikode is classified as a Tier 2 city according to the Government of India.

During Middle Ages, Kozhikode was dubbed the City of Spices for its role as the major trading point of Indian spices. Kozhikode was the capital of an independent kingdom ruled by the Samoothiris (Zamorins) in the Middle Ages.


Kozhikode Population

To know the actual Population of Kozhikode 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2011:- 432,097
  • Kozhikode Population 2021:- 480,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Kozhikode 2021 according to the estimates is 480,000.



According to the 2011 census, the Kozhikode city population is 432,097. The total population under Municipal Corporation limits is 550,440. Males constitute 47.7% and females 52.3%.

Kozhikode has been a multi-ethnic and multi-religious city since the early medieval period. The Hindus make up the largest religious group (60.7%), followed by Muslims (37.6%) and Christians (4.60%).

Kozhikode has an average literacy rate of 96.8%. The male literacy rate is 97.93% and the female literacy rate is 95.78%.

Many of the Muslims living in the historic part of the city follow matrilineality. The size of the Christianity community in Malabar began to rise only after the arrival of the Portuguese missionaries towards the close of the 15th century. A few Christians of Thiruvitankoor and Kochi have lately migrated to the hilly regions of the district and are settled there.

The Tamil Brahmins are primarily settled around the Tali Siva temple. They have retained their Tamil language and dialects as well as caste rituals. The Gujarati community is settled mostly around the Jain temple in and around the Valliyangadi. A few Marwari families are also found in Kozhikode who was basically moneylenders.


Religion in Kozhikode (2011)

  • Hinduism (57.37%)
  • Islam (37.66%)
  • Christianity (4.60%)
  • Other (0.07%)
  • Udaipur Population



Kozhikode is one of the biggest economic hubs in Kerala. The service sector dominates the economy followed by industries. Cyberpark plans to build, operate and manage IT parks for the promotion and development of investment in IT and ITES industries in the Malabar region of Kerala. It would be the third IT hub in the state of Kerala. In 2012, Kozhikode was given the tag of “City of Sculptures” because of the architectural sculptures around the Kozhikode city. Currently, there are many IT companies running in UL Cyberpark, Government Cyberpark, and Hilite Business Park.

The city has a strong mercantile aspect. The main area of business was once Valiyangadi near the railway station. As time progressed, it shifted to other parts of the city. The commercial heart has moved to Mittai Theruvu, a long street crammed with shops that sell everything from saris to cosmetics.

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