District was formed in January 1, 1957. The district id flanked by the Western Ghats in the east and Lakshadweep sea in the west. Calicut & Wayanad District in the south, Kasargode in the north and the foarmy blue Lakshadweep Sea in the south. It is rich in natural resources and has a flourishing traditional handloom industry. It is also the centre for production of cashew nut, copra, rice, tiles, electric bulb, hard board and plywood. A place of historical importance, earlier a premier port. Folkdance, Kalaripayattu and Theyyam add color to its broad canvas. Other towns are Thalassery, Koothuparamba, Mattannur, Payyannur, Iritty and Thaliparambu etc.
H.Qrs. :
Area :
2997 sq.km.
Population :
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Altitude :
344 cm.
Clothing :
Sea Level
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PAYYANNUR  : This is located in Kannur district, 36km from Kannur, Payyannur is the ancient Panchayath area thickly populated buy Hindus, Muslims and Christians. This is an important Khadi producing centre.Payyannore Perumal temple is an important Hindu temple open to known Hindus also. MUNCIPALITIES

* Kannur
* Kuthuparamba
* Mattannur
* Payyannur
* Thalasserry
* Thaliparamba


* Alakkod
* Ancharakandy
* Aralam
* Ayyankunnu
* Azhikkode
* Chapparapadavu
* Chelora
* Chembilode
* Chengalayi
* Cherukunnu
* Cherupuzha
* Cheruthazham
* Chirakkal
* Chittariparamba
* Chokli
* Dharmadam
* Edakkad
* Elayavoor
* Eramam-Kuttur
* Eranboli
* Eruvasserry
* Ezhome
* Irikkur
* Kadambur
* Kadannappalli-Panapuzha
* Kadirur
* Kalliassery
* Kanichar
* Kankolapadamba
* Kannapuram
* Karivellur-Peralam
* Kariyad
* Keezhallur
* Keezhur-Chavassri
* Kelakom
* Kolancherry
* Kolayad
* Koodali
* Kottayam
* Kottiyoor
* Kunhimangalam
* Kunnothuparamba
* Kurumathur
* Kuttyattur
* Madai
* Mahe
* Malapattom
* Malur
* Mangattidom
* Mattool
* Mayyil
* Mokeri
* Munderi
* Muzhakkunnu
* Muzhappilangad
* Naduvil
* Narath
* New Mahe
* Padiyur-kalliyad
* Pallikkunnu
* Panniyannur
* Panoor
* Pappinisserry
* Pariyaram
* Pattitam
* Pattuvam
* Payam
* Payyavur
* Peralassery
* Peravoor
* Peringalom
* Peringome-Vayakkara
* Pinarayi
* Puzhathy
* Ramanthali
* Sreekandapuram
* Thillankeri
* Trippangottur
* Udayagiri
* Ulikkal
* Valapattanam
* Vengad


* Edakkadu
* Irikkur
* Iritti
* Kannur
* Koothuparambu
* Payyannur
* Peravoor
* Thalasseri
* Thalipara

EZHIMALA: A small hilly town besides the sea is perched at a height of 885ft and is located 55km from Kannur town. An ancient mosque, atop the hill is worth a visit. The combination of high hills and beautiful beach has made Ezhimala a popular tourist resort. Ezhimala has also been ear-marked for setting up a Country's as well as Asia's largest Naval Academy. A wealth of rare medicinal herbs is also found in Ezhimala and surrounding areas.
THALIPARAMBU  : This is located in Kannur district. The Thiru Chabaram Vishnu Temple at Thaliparambu is an example of medieval architecture, stone walls, murals and woodcraft.
PARSSINIKADAVU: It is located in Kannur district and is situated in Parassinikkadavu snake Farm. The snake Farm is located 14km from Kannur. It is dedicated to preservation and conversation of the snakes. There is a rich collection of snake species housed in hygienic and scientifically maintained pits and glass cages. The various poisonous and non-poisonous verities of snakes in the farm are cobras, king kobra, russel viper, pit viper, python etc.
THALASSERY  : The historic town is located 20km south of Kannur. The British East India Company established its settlement in 1683 and later built an impressive fort. It is famous for producing most of the India's circus artists. The gymnastic tradition was introduced here in the schools by the German missionaries.
MAHE  : The tiny enclave of Pondichery UT on the west coast was once under the French governance. It is known for the sea skirting roads and unique culture with French flavor.
KOTTIYUR  : There is a Siva Temple here on the banks of the Bavalu River. Thousands of devotees attend the annual 27 day festival during May-June.
VALAPATTANAM  : 7 kms from Kannur district, The small town on the Valapattanam river is well known for its wood-based industries and timber trade. The port of Azhikkal and Azhikkal Beach are located nearby. Western India Plywoods Limited, the largest of its kind in South East Asia, is a major industrial concern here.



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