Kasaragod is one of the districts of the Indias state of Kerala. It forms the northern end of Kerala. To its south lies Kannur District and to the north Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state. All along its west it is walled by the Western Gahats while along the east the Arabian Sea borders it. The district, covering an area of around 1992 sq km, has a population (2001 census) of 1,203,342, and has two taluks, namely, Kasaragod and Hosdurg both being municipalities as well; seventy-five villages; thirty-nine panchayats.