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District  derived  its  name  from  the  location  of  its head quarters at  Kannur town. The old name 'Cannanore' is the anglicized form of the Malayalam  word  'Kannur'  Early  in  the  9th Century A.D  the Cheras re-established their political supremacy in Kerala under Kulasekhara Varman.  They  ruled  till 1102 A.D with their capital at Mahodayapuram. At the same time a separate line of rulers known as the Mooshaka kings  held sway over  Chirakkal and Kasaragod areas with their Capital near Mount Eli. By the 14th Century AD the old Moosaka Kingdom had  come  to  be  known  as  Kolathunad  and the  rulers  known  as  Kolathiris. They were political & commercial rivals of the Zamorins of Kozhikode.
   Area            - 2997 Sq: Km
   Population - 2500000
   Altitude      - sea level
Distance to major cities

   Kozhikode    - 95 Kms

   Cochin          - 350 Kms
   Trivandrum  - 500 Kms
   Mysore         - 185 Kms
   Bangalore   - 324 Kms
   Mangalore  - 150 Kms
Thalassery Fort
Muzhappilangad Beach
Payyambalam Beach
Fort St. Angelos
Meenkunnu Beach
Art & Culture
Folk dances
Godavery & Godamuri
Vedan Padal or Vedan Pattu
Thalassery Fort:
A spectacular town built on Seven hills served by seven rivers, was the first settlement of the East India Company, which built a fort at Tellicherry in 1708.
Muzhappilangad Beach:
The enchanting ambience of the Muzhapilangad Beach invites you to swim, sunbathe or just lounge around.Black rocks protect this long, clean beach from the currents of the deep, making its shallow waters a swimmer's paradise, Perhaps this is Kerala's only drive -in beach where you can drive along the entire length of 4km.
Payyambalam Beach:
This  long  secluded  beach  is situated  around  2  km  from  Kannur. This  beach  is   a  local   picnic   spot  There  is a well  laid out garden and a massive sculpture of mother and child erected by the famous sculptor Kanayi Kunchiraman.
Fort St. Angelos:
This seafront laterite fort was constructed in 1505 AD by the first Portuguese Viceroy, Don Francisco De Almeds.
Meenkunnu Beach
(12 km from Kannur):
Uncrowded ,   the   beach   is   a   tourists'  paradise,  with  golden  sand  and surf. It  is  situated  at   Azhikode ,   12 km  from Kannur.
The Parassinikadavu Muthappan (Siva) Temple on the banks of the Valapatnam River attracts people from all sections of the society; irrespective of religion, caste and promotes the essence of "Vasudaiva Kutumbakam - The whole world is one family."
  Thalassery Fort    Muzhapilangad Beach   Fort St. Angelos  
  Payyambalam Beach   Parassinikadavu   Meenkunnu Beach  
Kannur  district  has  had  its  industrial importance mainly inHandloom,Plywood and Beedi industries from very early days. Being blessed with  variety  of  factors  such as good soil, salubrious climate, rich forests, enormous fishing potentials minerals as well as infrastructural facilities like road, rail, inland water transport etc, the district offers ample scope for the development of industries.
There are only one major and five mini industrial estates in the district.
Art & Culture:
The  Kolathri  Kingdom deserves  special  mention with regard to the cultural heritage of the state. In the 14th and 15th centuries under the Kolathiri  Rajas,  Thaliparamba became a famous centre of learning, enlightenment and culture. With the transfer of the capital of Kolathiri from  Thaliparamba  to  Chirakkal,  Chirakkal also rose into prominence as a great centre of the arts. The gift of the district in the field of art and culture is its folk arts.
Folk dances:
A large  number of  folk  plays and dances are prevalent among the scheduled caster and tribes. Each tribe has its own glorious collection of folk plays and dances which are performed during festivals.
Godavery & Godamuri:
It is an entertaining folk play of a quasi religious nature which is performed in the central parts of Kannur districts by the Malayans who are experts in the devil dancing.
Vedan Padal or Vedan Pattu:
Vedan  Paddal  is a  peculiar  ceremony  observed  in  certain  parts  of  the  district  on  the  month of Karkidakam which coincides with the season of scarcity in Kerala.
This  is  a  highly  ritualistic  dance. The theyyam dance is performed during the festivals of the shrines known by the name like Muchilode, Kavu, palliyera mundya tanam, Madhappura etc. It is essentially a human oration.
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