Pathanapuram is situated
on the eastern part of the district, it covers an area of 248.32
sq.kms. Live-stock activities like dairying, poultry, goat rearing
etc and industrial activities like brick making, bamboo weaving
etc are the main occupation. The block is rubber predominant.
Population is 1.57 lakh. Panchayats are Pathanapuram, Pattazhivadakkekkara, Piravanthoor, Thalavoor, Vilakuddy and Pattazhy
Pathanapuram is an important trading center on the banks of the Kallada
river. It is only 13 kms away from Punalur.
The Chandanakkudam mohotsava of the mosque there, celebrated every year in
February-March, attracts thousands of devotees.