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Encyclopedia > Kannur
For the district with the name Kannur, see Kannur District.
For town with same name in Karnataka, see Kannur, Dakshina Kannada
  ?Kannur
Kerala • India
Coordinates: 11°52′08″N 75°21′20″E / 11.8689, 75.35546
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
District(s) Kannur
Population 63,795 (2001)
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
UN/LOCODE
Vehicle

• 670 0xx
• +91 497
• IN-KL-KNR
• KL-13
Website: www.kannur.nic.in

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Kannur, (Malayalam:കണ്ണൂര്‍) , is a city and a municipality in Kannur district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the administrative headquarters of Kannur district. Malayalam (മലയാളം ) is the language spoken predominantly in the state of Kerala, in southern India. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... , For the city with the same name, see Kannur. ... India is a federal republic comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ...


Kannur is the fourth largest urban agglomeration in Kerala after Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode with a population of 498,175. According to data compiled by economics research firm Indicus Analytics on residences, earnings and investments, Kannur is one of the the best ten cities in India to reside. Indicus considered six parameters -- health, education, environment, safety, public facilities and entertainment -- for preparing the 'reside-in' index.[1] It is popularly known as the city of Looms and Lores. Theyyam is the famous performing art of Kannur. Kannur is also famous for its beautiful virgin beaches. Another attraction of Kannur is the Handlooms. Cochin redirects here. ... , Thiruvananthapuram   (Malayalam: തിരുവനന്തപുരം TiruvanÅ­ntapuraṁ), also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala and the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram District. ... , For the district with the same name, see Kozhikode District. ... Image of Karkitaka theyyam : Theyyam after monsoon season The Theyyam or Theyyattam is a popular ritual dance of north Kerala, south India, particularly presented in the Kolathunadu(of the present Kannur and Kasargode districts). ... Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. ...


Kannur is of strategic military importance. It houses one of the 62 cantonments in the country and is the current seat of the Defence Security Corps. The Defence Security Corps (DSC), previously known as Defence Department Constabulary Centre, was founded on 25th April 1947 at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh state in north India. ...

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History

Kannur was an important port on the Arabian Sea which carried out trade with Persia and Arabia in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and it was the British military headquarters on India's west coast up to 1887. In conjunction with her elder sister Tellicherry it was the third largest city on the western coast of British India in the eighteenth century, after Bombay and Karachi.[citation needed] The Arabian Sea (Arabic: بحر العرب; transliterated: Bahr al-Arab) is a region of the Indian Ocean bounded on the east by India, on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by Arabian Peninsula, on the south, approximately, by a line between Cape Guardafui, the north-east point of Somalia... For other uses of this term see: Persia (disambiguation) The Persian Empire is the name used to refer to a number of historic dynasties that have ruled the country of Persia (Iran). ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East. ... Thalassery, also known as Tellicherry, is a small town on the Malabar coast of Kerala, South India. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ...   (Sindhi: , Urdu: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ...


St. Angelo's Fort was built in 1505 by Sir Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India and is on the Arabian sea about 3 km from Kannur town. The fort changed hands several times. In 1663 the Dutch captured it and sold it to the Arakkal Royal Family. The British conquered it in 1790 and transformed it into one of their major military stations on the Malabar Coast. It is fairly well preserved as a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India. A painting of this fort and the fishing ferry behind it can be seen in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.The body of Kunjali Marakkar was exhibited in this Fort after his assassination. St. ... A portrait of Francisco de Almeida in the National Museum of Ancient Art. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Archaeological Survey of India is an Indian government agency in the Department of Culture that is responsible for archaeological studies and the preservation of cultural monuments. ... Boats in Mappila Bay and Kannur Fort in the far Moppila Bay is a natural and now a modernised fishing harbour situated near St. ... The Rijksmuseum Rembrandt van Rijn: The Night Watch 1642 Johannes Vermeer: Milkmaid 1658-1660 Frans Hals: Portrait of a Young Couple The Rijksmuseum (IPA: ; Dutch for National Museum) is a national museum of the Netherlands, located in Amsterdam on the Museumplein. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ...


During the British rule in India, Kannur was known by the English name Cannanore. However, the usage of the name Cannanore is still not uncommon.


Demographics

According to the 2001 census of India,[2] Kannur has a population of 63,795. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Kannur has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 83%. In Kannur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Places in Kannur town

Kannur City Centre on Fort Road
Cannon at St. Angelo Fort. Mappila Bay is seen in the distance.
Cannon at St. Angelo Fort. Mappila Bay is seen in the distance.
  • St. Angelo Fort was built in 1505 by Sir Francisco de Almeida, the first Portuguese Viceroy of India and is on the Arabian sea about 3 km from Kannur town. There is a sea pathway behind the fort, stretching a kilometer or two into the sea.
  • Arakkal Museum, located in Ayikkara, is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, south India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu (Arakkal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala. It was opened in July 2005 after a Rs. 9,000,000 renovation and is managed by the Arakkal Family Trust.
  • The Cannanore Lighthouse near the Sea View Park is another interesting place. The lighthouse is active at night.
  • The Cannanore Cantonment is one of the 62 cantonments in the country and the only one in Kerala. It was established by the British in the 19th century and is still an important location for Indian armed forces
  • Baby Beach is so-called as it is smaller than its larger neighbour, Payyambalam Beach. St. Angelo Fort is adjacent to it.
  • The Azhikkal Ferry - near Azhikode, about 10 km from Kannur town, where the Valapattanam river joins the Arabian sea. The Azhikkal ferry gives a magnificent view of the sunset. There is a granite pathway here which stretches 2 km into the sea.
  • The Kannur City Center is a prominent shopping center on Fort Road.
  • The Sea View Park, near the Payyambalam beach is overlooked by the Government Guest House. The Park is at an elevation from the sea level and gives a magnificent view of the sunset.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 376 KB) Summary Photo by Steve Fisher Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 376 KB) Summary Photo by Steve Fisher Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Kannur City Centre on Fort Road Fort Road, in Kannur town of Kerala, South India, is a busy shopping area. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Cannon (disambiguation). ... A view of the Arabian Sea from St. ... Boats in Mappila Bay and Kannur Fort in the far Moppila Bay is a natural and now a modernised fishing harbour situated near St. ... A view of the Arabian Sea from St. ... A viceroy is a royal official who governs a country or province in the name of and as representative of the monarch. ... Payyambalam Beach is a very beautiful beach in Kannur district of Kerala in India. ... For other uses, see Ship (disambiguation). ... [Land of uncivilised] Bekal Fort Beach, Kerala Malabar (Malayalam: മലബാര്‍ ) is a region of southern India, lying between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, and derived from the Malayalam word Mala mean Hill and Persian word Bar means Kingdom, and is same as the word meaning of Malayalam. ... Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is the third largest city (pop. ... , For the district with the same name, see Kozhikode District. ... , Mangalore (Kannada: ಮಂಗಳೂರು, Mangalooru; Tulu: ಕುಡ್ಲ, Kudla; Konkani: ಕೊಡಿಯಾಲ್, Kodial; Beary: ಮೈಕಾಲ, Maikala)   is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. ... For other uses, see Goa (disambiguation). ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... Kanayi Kunhiraman Kanayi Kunhiraman is a famous sculpturist from Kanhangad, Kasargode district of Kerala state, south India. ... The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, south India. ... Mappila Bay Mappila Bay fishing harbour near Ayikkara. ... Arakkal Ali Raja was a Muslim Raja (King in Malayalam language) of Arakkal Palace. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... The geographical south of India includes all Indian territory below the 20th parallel. ... Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... The Cannanore Lighthouse is located near the Payyambalam Beach, a few kilometers from Kannur town, in Kerala state, south India. ... The Cannanore Cantonment was established in the 19th century by the British at Kannur, a town in Kerala state, south India. ... A cantonment is a temporary or semi-permanent military quarters, typically in South India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ... A view of the Arabian Sea from St. ... Meenkunnu Beach, Meen means fish and Kunnu means hill in Malayalam language. ... Boats in Mappila Bay and Kannur Fort in the far Moppila Bay is a natural and now a modernised fishing harbour situated near St. ... The Arabian Sea (Arabic: بحر العرب; transliterated: Bahr al-Arab) is a region of the Indian Ocean bounded on the east by India, on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by Arabian Peninsula, on the south, approximately, by a line between Cape Guardafui, the north-east point of Somalia... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Azhikode is a village situated in Kannur district of Kerala, south India. ... Valapattanam is a small town in Kannur district of Kerala in India. ... The Arabian Sea (Arabic: بحر العرب; transliterated: Bahr al-Arab) is a region of the Indian Ocean bounded on the east by India, on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by Arabian Peninsula, on the south, approximately, by a line between Cape Guardafui, the north-east point of Somalia... Kannur City Centre on Fort Road Fort Road, in Kannur town of Kerala, South India, is a busy shopping area. ...

Kannur town and Kannur City

The region in and around the municipality of Kannur has been so developed that it has become known as Kannur City, but it should not be confused with the old town, Kannur city proper.

  • Kannur town - is the actual city of Kannur and the administrative headquarters of Kannur District. The major business establishments, government offices, shopping centres, hotels, and showrooms are located in Kannur town.
  • Kannur City - although named "city", Kannur City is the old town, just a few kilometres from Kannur town, and is different from Kannur town. Both Kannur town and Kannur City fall under the Kannur Municipal Council. Kannur City was the ancient capital of the Arakkal kingdom. The Kannur district HQ hospital and city bus stand are located near Kannur City.

-pyambalam , kannur , For the city with the same name, see Kannur. ... Arakkal Ali Raja was a Muslim Raja (King in Malayalam language) of Arakkal Palace. ... Arakkal Ali Raja was a Muslim Raja (King in Malayalam language) of Arakkal Palace. ...


Education:

Kannur University is situated at Magattuparamba about 10 k.m. from Kannur town. Major educational institutions affiliated to Kannur University include Brennen College Thalassery, Sir Syed College Taliparamba, Payyannur College, Nehru College Kanhagad, Sree Narayana College Kannur, Krishna Menon College Kannur and N.A.M College, Kallikkandy. Kannur University is one of the universities of Kerala, South India. ...


See also

, For the city with the same name, see Kannur. ... Mooshaka kingdom, present Kasaragod, Kannur and other nearby places of north Kerala state in India, had come to be known as Kolathunad and the rulers known as Kolathiris. ... Arakkal Ali Raja was a Muslim Raja (King in Malayalam language) of Arakkal Palace. ... The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, south India. ... Sree Muthappan is the most popular local God in the Kannur district of north Kerala, south India. ... Muthappan Theyyam Muthappan Theyyam See also Sree Muthappan Muthappan temple Kannur Theyyam Parassinikkadavu Snake Park --Kjrajesh 14:10, 5 September 2005 (UTC) ... Payyambalam Beach is a very beautiful beach in Kannur district of Kerala in India. ... Thalassery Fort Thalassery Fort is in Thalassery a town in Kannur district of Kerala state in south India. ... Muzhappilangad is a small coastal village in the Malabar region of Kerala. ... Dharmadam is a small villege in Kannur District of Kerala, south India. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.ibnlive.com/news/best-cities-to-live-invest-and-earn-in/53060-7.html
  2. ^ Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns. (Provisional). Census Commission of India. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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