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Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Kannur

Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Kannur

Year of formation : 1957, January 1

  • Kannur district has the longest coastline among the districts (82 km).
  • Land of Theyyam.
  • Aaralam Wildlife sanctuary is in Kannur district.
  • The first Medical College in Kerala began in the co-operative sector is at Pariyaram in Kannur district.
  • The erstwhile Kolathunad kingdom and the only Muslim dynasty in Kerala - Aakkal dynasty are in Kannur district.
  • India's first gymnasium was setup at Thalassery.
  • The first Malayalam newspaper 'Rajyasamacharam' was published from Illikunnu bungalow at Thalassery.
  • First khadi factory was started in Kannur.
  • The wildlife Sanctuary which is known as 'Silent valley of Kannur' - Aralam wild Life Sanctuary.
  • People's Planning was firstly started in Kalyasseri (1996 Aug 17)
  • Fort Angelo built by the Portuguese is at Kannur.
  • Thalassery in Kannur district is called the town of 3'C's ' Cake, Circus, Cricket.
  • The first bakery in Kerala was started in Thalassery.
  • Thalassery in Kannur district was a main centre of the British in Kerala.
  • The other attractions include Ezhimala Naval Academy, Payyambalam beach and Snake Park at Pappinisseri.
  • Indian Naval Academy (NAVAC), built on 2,452 acres of land facing Arabian sea, at Ezhimala in Kannur district was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 08 Jan 2009. This is Asia's largest natural harbour.
  • Kannur has the concentration of handloom industry.
  • The longest beach in Kerala Muzhuppilangady is in Kannur district.
  • The first Panchayat, to become cent percent literate through 'Akshara Keralam' project - Karivallur, Kannur district.
  • Kannur district leads in cashew nut production.
  • Kottiyoor temple in Kannur district is called 'Varanasi of South'.
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