Kannur, Kerala, India

🇮🇳 Kannur, formerly known in English as Cannanore, Arabic as Kannanur, and Portuguese as Cananor, is a city and a Municipal Corporation in the state of Kerala, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Kannur district and situated 274 km north of the major port city & commercial hub Kochi & 137 km south of the major port city & a commercial hub, Mangalore. During the period of British colonial rule in India, when Kannur was a part of the Malabar District, the city was known as Cannanore. Kannur is 6th largest urban agglomeration in Kerala. Kannur Municipal Corporation is the local body which administers the mainland area of city.

Kannur was the headquarters of one of the four most important dynasties on Malabar Coast namely Kolathunadu, along with the Zamorin of Calicut, Kingdom of Cochin, and Kingdom of Quilon. The Arakkal kingdom had right over the city of Kannur and Laccadive Islands in the late medieval period. Kannur municipality was formed in 1866, along with the municipalities of Thalassery, Kozhikode, Palakkad, and Fort Kochi, making them the first modern municipalities in the state. It was upgraded into a municipal corporation in the year 2015.

Kannur Cantonment is the only Cantonment Board in the state of Kerala. Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala is the Asia's largest, and the world's third-largest, naval academy. Muzhappilangad beach is the longest Drive-In Beach in Asia and is featured among the top 6 best beaches for driving in the world in BBC article for Autos. During British rule, Kannur's chief importance laid in producing Thalassery pepper.

The Anglo-Indian community in Kannur live mainly in the Kannur Cantonment of Burnacherry and its surrounding areas of Thillery, No.3 Bazaar and Camp Bazaar. Malayalam is the administrative and local language.

Vizhinjam Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 
Vizhinjam Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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Kannur was ranked #456 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Kannur has a population of over 232,500 people. Kannur also forms the centre of the wider Kannur metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,167,000 people.

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