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Kannur

Altitude : 13m above sea level

Tourist Season : October to March

Clothing : Cotton Clothes

Temperature : Min. 20 c - Max. 35 c

Location: Latitude : 10 00' N Longitude : 76 25' E

Nearest Airport: Kannur International Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Kannur

Kannur is one among the northernmost districts in the south western state of Kerala in India. The old name 'Cannanore' is the anglicised form of the Malayalam word Kannur.

Kannur might have derived its name from one of the the Hindu diety, Kannan (Lord Krishna) and Ur (place) making it the place of Lord Krishna. The deity of the Katalayi Sreekrishna temple was earlier situated in a shrine at Katalayi Kotta in the south eastern part of the Kannur town.

Kannur is a seaside city in the northern part of Kerala State in India. An important fact about Kannur is that it is one of ten best cities in India to live according to the economics research firm Indicus Analytics, based on housing, earnings and investments. Apart from its idyllic beaches and greenery, Kannur is an important industrial center of the state. 13 percent of the population are employed overseas. Experts forecast that emigration from North Kerala is bound to increase in the coming years. An airport at Kannur, which can meet the demand of both airlines and passengers with facilities matching the international standards, merits strong consideration of the Government. Kannur in Kerala is the fourth largest urban agglomeration in Kerala after Kochi. Kannur is famous for its pristine beaches.

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