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Panoor is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Panoor is located in India
Panoor (India)
Coordinates: 11°45′07″N 75°35′45″E / 11.7518700°N 75.595860°E / 11.7518700; 75.595860Coordinates: 11°45′07″N 75°35′45″E / 11.7518700°N 75.595860°E / 11.7518700; 75.595860
Country India
 • BodyNagar Palika
 • municipal chair personK. V.Ramla teacher
 • Total17,438
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code91490
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL58

Panoor is a Municipality in the district of Kannur in the state of Kerala, India. The town is the main market place for the farmer communities in the surrounding regions. Panoor is one of the fast upcoming towns in Kerala having an enormous scope of development and it is one of the main suburbs of Thalassery. Panoor got municipal status when the Government of Kerala recently decided to upgrade Panoor Grama Panchayat and added with other Panchayats, as Panoor Municipality along with formation of Kannur Municipal Corporation.


Panoor is about 11 km from Thalassery -Tellicherry, 33 km from Kannur, 174 km from Mangalore, 11 km from New Mahe 9 km from Peringathur, and about 10 km from Kuthuparamba.

Science and Literature meet at Panoor


As of 2011 India census,[1] Panoor has a population of 17,438. Males constitute 46% of the population and females 54%. Panoor has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 81%. In Panoor, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Panoor is on the State Highway between Mahe and Coorg. The roads in Panoor are well laid out, although the condition of the roads is generally affected during the monsoon season. The nearest entry point to the National Highway (NH 17) is Kunchippalli which is 11 km far from Panoor. The nearest airport Kannur International Airport is just about 20 km away from Panoor. Nearest railway station is at Thalassery which is about 11 km from Panoor.


Panoor town is considered as a hub of Hindu and Muslim communities.

Educational Institutes[edit]

In panoor there are three Higher secondary schools named P.R.M.H.S.S, NAM hss and K.K.V.M.P.H.S.S. Every schools having a bunch of experienced teachers.

Famous Personalities[edit]

  • Puthanpurayil Ramunni Kurup - commonly known as P. R. Kurup was an Indian socialist leader and former minister of Kerala state.
  • Late Kunhiraman Panoor - commonly known as K.Panoor is a author and civic rights activist.
  • K.V.Ramla Teacher- Current and first chairperson of panoor municipality
  • P.K.Abdullah- businessman, social worker and state executive member of Indian union Muslim League Kerala state committee
  • late P.A.Rehman -famous business man and founder of PARCO Group



  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.