Kannur is known as the land of looms and lores. The old name is Cannanore. The district is a major centre of Theyyam, a ritual dance of northern Kerala. The art, kalaripayattu, is particularly associated with this district. Kannur District played an important role in Indian freedom movement.
Area: 2,996 sq km, Population: 1,212,898, Literacy: 92.59%
Taluks: Kannur, Thaliparamba, Thalassery
Blocks: Kannur, Edakkad, Irikkur, Iritty, Kuthuparamba, Payyannur, Peravoor, Thalaiparamba, Thalassery
Municipality: Taliparamba, Kannur, Thalassery, Kuthuparamba, Payyannur, Mattannur
Parliament: Kasargod, Kannur, Vadakara
Assembly: Payyannur, Kalliasseri, Thaliparamba, Irikkur, Azhikode, Kannur, Dharmadam, Thalassery, Kuthuparamba, Mattannur, Peravur
Eranholi river, Dharmadampuzha, Anjarakandi river , Valapattanam river
Kannur University, Brennen College
Snake Park, St Angelo Fort, Pythal Mala, Ezhimala, Madayipara, Payyambalam Beach, Muzhappilangad Drive-in beach, Dharmadam Island, Pazhassi Dam
Air: Mangalore Airport (166 km) in Karnataka and Kozhikode Airport (125 km). Kannur Airport is coming up at Mattannur.
Rail: The main railway stations are Kannur, Thalassery and Payyannur. Click on station name for railway time table.
Kannur - Mattannur - Iritty
Pappinisseri - Pilathara
Taliparambu - Sreekandapuram
Payyannur - Peringome (Kozhichal)
Thalassery – Mysore
Guruvayur 222, Ernakulam 317, Bakel 100, Kanyakumari 627, Kottayam 375, Kozhikode 93, Munnar 382, Palakkad 230, Thekkady 449, Thrissur 236, Thiruvanathapuram 538, Virajpet 75, Madikeri (Coorg) 99, Mysore 172, Bangalore 306, Ooty 234, Kodaikanal 389, Mangalore 156, Kollur (Mookambika) 252, Goa 529, Mumbai 1099