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Kunhimangalam is a village situated in the northern coastal part of Kannur District in Kerala state on the outskirt of Payyanur. The population in 2011 was around 19,000. The village lies in an agricultural region.


In 2011, the population of Kunhimangalam was 18,965. 10,527 were female.


Kunhimngalam is located in the northern part of Kerala state on the south-eastern outskirt of Payyannur. The village lies on NH 66 and Ezhimala Railway Station is situated in this village


An early ruler in the area of Kunhimangalam was Ezhimannan of Ezhimala. In Sangam literature, the area was called "Ezhil Malai" meaning "high hillock". Other terms have included "Elimala", "Mooshika Sailam", "Sapta Sailam", "Mount Eli" and "Mount the Eli".


here are two rivers bordering this verdant village, river Changoorichal in the northwest side and river Chemballikundu in the east side. On western side stand the magnificent half draped Misty hillocks of Ezhimala and down the hills, surging Arabian Sea kissing the feet of hillocks. Wide stretched paddy fields, acres of coconut trees, cashew nuts and areca nuts were the wealth of this land as this region is bestowed with natural resources and fertility. This entire scenario spreads celestial touch to this part of land. Kunhimangalam is a place where cosmic beauty topped with historical values, great heritage of art and culture is experienced and along with it effective social movements are visible for the betterment of commoner.


Ezhimala (Seven Hills), the magnificent mountainous region on the seashore, the then head quarters of the Ezhimala Rajya during the Sang period, is situated in the western part of Kunhimangalam. The name of the railway station at Kunhimangalam since its inception is “Elimala” which undoubtedly describes that this village was part of the Ezhimala region. Due to its structural stand and the blissful surroundings, Asia’s biggest and famous Ezhimala Naval Academy was built near the hills, just couple of kilometers away from Kunhimangalam.