Kasargod became part of Kerala following the reorganisation of states and
formation of Kerala in November 1,1956.
The district was Kasargod Taluk in Kannur District.

The formation of Kasargod District was a long felt ambition of the people.
It is with the intention of bestowing maximum attention on the
development of backward area, Kasaragod district was formed on 24th May, 1984
as per GO.(MS)No.520/84/RD dated 19.05.1984.

With the formation of the district, comprising the erstwhile Kasargod and Hosdurg Taluks.
It has become possible to develop this area fruitfully.
Kasargod consists of the hill tracts villages in the eastern side and
costal villages in the western side and it is the 14th district in the State.