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Tanalur (താനാളൂർ) is a census town in Malappuram district in the state of Kerala, India. It is a suburban town of neighbouring Tanur Municipality and comes under Tanur Block as well as Tanur (State Assembly constituency) and Ponnani (House of Parliament Constituency) . It falls under Tirur Taluk. This village is situated just 7 Km north from Trur Railway Station and Tirur Town. This village contain two amsom, 1. Tanalur with survey No. 1 to 441 and 2. Keraladheeswarapuram with survey No. 1 to 295.


Tanalur is a Census Town city in district of Malappuram, Kerala. The Tanalur Census Town has population of 47,976 of which 22,743 are males while 25,233 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 6738 which is 14.04 % of total population of Tanalur (CT). In Tanalur Census Town, Female Sex Ratio is of 1109 against state average of 1084. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Tanalur is around 921 compared to Kerala state average of 964. Literacy rate of Tanalur city is 94.50 % higher than state average of 94.00 %. In Tanalur, Male literacy is around 96.92 % while female literacy rate is 92.38 %. Tanalur Census Town has total administration over 8,844 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Census Town limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.


Tanalur village is situated in Tirur taluk, Malappuram district in Kerala state. Village office is very near to tanalur junction, which is just 1 km east from vattathani Jn in Tirur- Tanur road. Tanalur village connects to other parts of India through Tirur town. National highway No.66 passes through Tirur and the northern stretch connects to Goa and Mumbai. The southern stretch connects to Cochin and Trivandrum. Highway No.966 goes to Palakkad and Coimbatore. The nearest airport is at Kozhikode. The nearest major railway station is at Tirur, Tanur. And other mode of transport which is more reliable can be Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses.


Tanalur village is one of the most thickly populated villages in Tirur taluk. Most of the people in this village are farmers, some small scale business persons, NRIs, unskilled workers and labourers.


Tanalur Village is a mixed place with dry and Paddy lands


Thunjan Parambu in Tirur in Malappuram is the birthplace of Thunchath Ezhuthachan, the father of the Malayalam language. A memorial ( Thunjan Smarakom ) for the great poet has been built at Thunjan Parambu in 1964. This a very beautiful place just 5 km south from tanalur village. Ezhuthachan is considered as the Father of the Malayalam language, because of his devotion to the language, his influence on the acceptance of the Malayalam alphabet, and his extremely popular poetic works in Malayalam. The kilippaattu style in Malayalam was introduced by Ezhuthachan. Conolly Canal, sometimes spelled as Canoly Canal, is the part of the West coast canal network of Kerala and the canal was constructed by combining the rivers and streams along the coast with the intention of creating a vast waterway from Kozhikode to Kochi, which passes through this village.