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Kanhangad or Kanjangad is a major town and a municipality in the Kasaragod District, state of Kerala, India. It is 28 km from the district headquarters of Kasaragod town and 79 km from Mangalore city.AdministrationSome parts of Kanhangad town is called Ajanur. But Ajanur is only a bureaucratic nicety. Some parts of Kanhangad town is put under an administrative unit called Ajanur Panchayath. The suburb continues to be part and parcel of Kanhangad 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 minority languages spoken by communities living here include Konkani 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.Kanhangad is in Kasaragod District. Make the most of your holiday in Kanhangad by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our India tour planner.
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