Kozikhode – Messyduniya

Kozikhode

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Calicut is the largest urban area in the state and 192nd largest urban area in the world. The city lies about 275 kilometres (171 mi) west of Bangalore.

On 7 June 2012, Kozhikode was given the tag of “City of Sculptures” (Shilpa Nagaram) because of the various architectural sculptures located in various parts of the city. In May 2015, a food programme called Operation Sulaimani was introduced to help people who cannot afford a meal to have food with dignity.
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According to 2011 Census of India figures, 54.73% of Kerala’s population are Hindus, 26.56% are Muslims, 18.38% are Christians, and the remaining 0.32% follows other religion or no religion.

Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the city. Very few people speak Hindi. English is widely spkoen among the people too.

Kozhikode features a tropical monsoon climate. The city has a highly humid tropical climate with high temperatures recorded from March to May. 

A brief spell of pre-monsoon Mango showers hits the city sometime during April. However, the primary source of rain is the South-west monsoon that sets in the first week of June and continues until September. The city receives significant precipitation from the North-East Monsoon that sets in from the second half of October through November.

The average annual rainfall is 3,266 mm. The weather is milder from December/January until March when the skies are clear and the air is crisp. Winters are seldom cold. According to climate charts, 12 locations in India are cooler, 26 are warmer, 37 are dryer and only 1 is wetter than Kozhikode. 

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