Peralasseri is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the district headquarters Kannur. The nearest town and railway stations are Thalassery which is 14 km (8.7 mi) and Kannur which is 15 km (9.3 mi) away. In olden days the place was known as Peru+VaLa+Sery “Great Fertile Domicile, which fact can be confirmed by a visit to the place. The Place is surrounded by 4 pachayat: Kadambur, vengad, Anjarakandi, Pinarayi. The Panchayath Office is located near Peralassery Subrahmanya Temple. As of 2011 census, Peralasseri census town had total population of 16,821, which constitutes 79.4% Hindus, 20.4% Muslims and 0.2% others.