Kasaragod is the northernmost district of the State and was formed on the 24th May 1984. The name Kasaragod is said to be derived from the word “Kasaragod” which means Nuxvemied Forest (Kanjirakuttam). Kasaragod is a municipal town and the district headquarters of Kasaragod district of Kerala state in India. Situated in the rich biodiversity of Western Ghats, it is known for the Chandragiri and Bekal Forts, Chandragiri River, historic Kolathiri Rajas, natural environment of Ranipuram and Kottancheri Hills, historical and religious sites like the Madhur Temple and Ananthapura Lake Temple, and Malik Deenar Mosque.
The Kasaragod Municipality has population0 of 54,172 of which 26,319 are males while 27,853 are females as per the report released by Census India 2011.