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|• Body||Nagar Palika|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kannur|
As of 2001[update] India census, Mavilayi had a population of 11,953. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Mavilayi has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 82%. In Mavilayi, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Maavila Kaavu near Maavilayi is one of the historic temple in Kannur and is famous for annual celebrations of Adiyutsavam - a mock war festival which is related to the story of Daivathar trying to resolve the issue between Mootha kaikor and Ilaya kaikor. Renowned kerala communist leader A.K.Gopalan was born in Mavilayi
The national highway passes through Thalassery town. Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Thalassery on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking over the internet. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut. Both of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.
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