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District Kannur

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Districts Profile of India » Kerala Districts
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Kannur District is one of the 14 districts in the state of Kerala, India. Kannur town is the district headquarters

Geography of Kannur
Kannur District is bounded by Kasaragod District to the north side and Kozhikode District and Wayanad District to the south side, The Arabian Sea lies to the west,To east side the district is bounded by the Western Ghats, which forms the border with Karnataka state, in its districts of Kodagu and Chamarajanagar.

District can be divided into three geographical regions

Latitude of Kannur city :  11 deg 40' to 12 deg 48' North
Longitude of Kannur city :  74 dge 52' to 76 deg 07' East.

About Kannur District
Kannur district came into existence as an administrative unit on January 1, 1957. Kannur district derived its name from the location of its headquarters at Kannur town. The old name 'Cannanore' is the anglicised form of the Malayalam word Kannur. Kannur District is known as the land of looms and lores, because of the loom industries functioning in the district and festivals held in temples.

Culture of Kannur District
Kannur has been the cradle of folk art and music. Today the myriads of Kavus (small shrines) are centers of the Theyyam, a ritual dance in which men impersonate supernatural beings. Kannur can rightly be termed as the birth place of Theyyam.

Minerals Resources in Kannur District

China clay, Limeshells, Beach sands, Laterite are the main minerals found in this district

Revenue Divisions in Kannur District
In Kannur district there is 3 Revenue Divisions

Taluk in Kannur District
In Kannur there are 7 Taluk
North Wayanad
South Wayanad

Blocks in Kannur District
In Kannur there are 9 Development blocks

Municipal towns in Kannur District
In Kannur District there is 6 Municipal towns

Railways Station in Kannur District

Chirakkal Railway Station   
Kannur Railway Station   
Thalassery Railway Station
Dharmadom Railway Station   
Pappinisseri Railway Station   
Thalassery Railway Station
Elimala Railway Station   
Payangadi Railway Station   
Valapattanam Railway Station
Kannapuram Railway Station
Payyanur Railway Station

Bus Station in Kannur District
Kannur Bus Station
Payyanur Bus Station

Tourist Place in Kannur District
Fort St. Angelos
Thalassery Fort
Pazhassi Dam
Pythal Mala
Gundert Bungalow
Snake Park at Parassinikkadavu
Moppila Bay
Muzhappilangad Beach
Payyambalam Beach Resort

Beaches in Kannur District
Payyambalam Beach
Baby Beach
Kizhunna Ezhara Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Dharmadam Island
Meenkunnu Beach
Mopila Bay

Colleges in Kannur District
Academy of Medical Sciences, Kannur
Chinmaya Institute of Technology, Kannur
Don Bosco College, Kannur
Government Brennen College, Kannur
Government College of Engineering, Kannur
Kerala Agricultural University, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kannur
Keyi Sahib Training College, Kannur
KMM Government Womens College, Kannur
Krishna Menon Memorial Government Womens College, Kannur
Malabar Palace, Kannur
NAM College (NAMC), Kannur
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kannur, Kannur
Nirmalagiri College, Kannur
Pariyaram Dental College,Academy of Medical Sciences, Kannur
Payyannur College, Kannur
Pazhassi Raja NSS College, Kannur
PKM College of Education, Kannur
Residential Womens Polytechnic, Kannur
Sir Syed College, Kannur
Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, Kannur
Government Polytechnic College, Mattanur, Kannur
ITEC (DITS), Kannur
Kannur Dental College, Kannur
Kannur University (formerly: Malabar University), Kannur
Keltron animation campus - Thalassery, Kannur

Economy of Kannur District
Agriculture is the main activity of this district.The main crops grown in the district are paddy, cashew, tapioca, coconut, pepper, arecanut and plantation crops like rubber.

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