Kannur District

Population: 2525637 (2011)

State: Kerala

Language: Malayalam

Headquarters: Kannur


Date of formation: Kannur District was formed on 1st January 1957 when Malabar District and Kasaragod taluk were reconstituted.

Area: 2966 square kilometers

Density of population: 852 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 95.41 % - Male: 97.54 %, Female: 93.57 %

Male Female Ratio: 1000:1133


Boundaries of Kannur District


North: Kasaragod District, Kerala

South: Kozhikode District, Kerala

Southeast: Wayanad District

East: Western Ghats

West: Arabian Sea


Kannur District Average Rainfall: 3438 mm

Kannur District Average Temperature in Summer: 35 deg C

Kannur District Average Temperature in Winter: 20 deg C





Major Rivers: Valapattanam River, Kuppam, Mahe River, Anjarakandi, Thalassery, Ramapuram, Perumba

Taluks: Kannur, Taliparamba, Thalassery

Municipalities: Taliparamba, Kannur, Thalassery, Kuthuparamba, Payyanur, Mattanur

Assembly Constituencies: Alakode, Dharmadom, Irikkur, Kalliasseri, Kannur, Kuthuparamba, Mattannur, Payyannur, Peravoor, Taliparamba, Thalassery, Payyannur

Beaches: Payyambalam Beach, Baby Beach, Meenkunnu Beach, Mapila Bay, Kizhunna Ezhara Beach, Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, Dharmadam Island


Kannur District Nearby Attractions


1. Aralam Wildlife

2. Ranipuram Wildlife Sanctuary

3. Snake Park

4. St. Angelo Fort

5. Vaithalmala

6. Ezhimala

7. Madayipara

8. Agricultural Farm at Taliparamba

9. Hanging Bridge at Peralassery


Kannur District Facts: This is the most urbanized district in Kerala. The largest cinnamon estate in Asia is located here and it was established in 1767. NH 66 passes through this district. Katti Betta is the highest peak.


Major Agricultural Products: Paddy, coconut, pepper, cashew, tapioca, arecanut, rubber


Major Industrial Products: Cotton, plywood, beedi, coir, handloom textiles


Flora: Deciduous trees, teak, bamboo, mangrove forests


Fauna: Deer, elephant, boar, bison, leopards, jungle cats, squirrels


What is Kannur District Famous For: Looms and lores, Theyyam, a ritual dance


Famous People From Kannur District: A. K. Gopalan, Azhikodan Raghavan, E. K. Nayanar, K. Karunakaran


Kannur Pin Codes

Last Updated : Thursday Jun 14 , 2012


Places in Kannur District