Mal: തിരൂര്‍ tirūr

‘Prosperous Town’  Town, Kerala

From Mal:  tiru ‘eminent’, ’holy’, ‘auspicious’, ‘prosperous’; and ūr, ‘town’, ‘city’.

The modern city earns its keep from fish, coconuts, betel leaves and electronics.

The Tirur Betel Leaf has its own GI Tag (a geographical indication awarded to regional products with a unique quality or identity).

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.