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Coordinates: 11°58′0″N 75°19′0″E / 11.96667°N 75.31667°E / 11.96667; 75.31667Coordinates: 11°58′0″N 75°19′0″E / 11.96667°N 75.31667°E / 11.96667; 75.31667
Country India
 • BodyPanchayat (First Grade)
 • Total18,568
 • Density1,068/km2 (2,770/sq mi)
 • OfficialMalayalam
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
670301 & 670331
Telephone code497286
ISO 3166 codeIN-KL
Vehicle registrationKL-13
Nearest cityKannur - 12 km, Taliparamba - 14 km, Payyannur - 20 km and Cherukunnu - 2 km
Lok Sabha constituencyKasaragode
Civic agencyPanchayat (First Grade)
ClimateTropical monsoon (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)

Kannapuram About this soundpronunciation  is a census town in Kannur district of North Malabar region in the Indian state of Kerala.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kannapuram had a population of 18,568. Males constitute 46% of the population and females 54%. Kannapuram has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 81%. In Kannapuram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. In fact, major part of the Kannapuram Panchayat is of Cherukunnu area and major part of Kannapuram area has given to Kalliassery Panchayat.. This has happened due to lack of organisational knowledge among then re-organisers.


Kannapuram is a tiny village tucked on Kannur-Payyannur highway, situated near Cherukunnu in Kannur district of North Malabar region in the Indian state of Kerala. The village shares borders with Cherukunnu to the North, Kalliasseri to the south, Mattool to the west, Morazha village of Anthoor Municipality and Pattuvam to the east. Kannapuram was within the princely state of Kolathu Nadu under British control till independence. The name Kannapuram originated from the presence of Sri Krishna Temple (Thrikkoth). Kannan= Sri Krishnan. Puram= land (indicating place of Sri Krishnan).Another version is that Kannapuram is the Land of Saint Kannua, who performed meditation in a cave near Sri Krishna Temple, Thrikkoth.

Sculptor Balan Nambiar's creation

Chinaclay products[edit]

Kannapuram is famous for rich deposit of chinaclay. Mottammal at Kannapuram has the China Clay mining by the Govt of Kerala. However, there no factory in Kannapuram for manufacturing any products out of China Clay. The extracted soil (clay) is taken away as raw material for such manufacturing units located in other places, especially southern Kerala.

Sree Muchilot Bhagavathi Temple[edit]

Yearly Muchilot Bhagavathi Kaliyattam organizing in the Edakkepuram Sree Muchilot Temple at Kannapuram.In 2007 Kaliyattam celebrated on 29,30,31December2007 and 1 January 2008. Another Kaliyattam was to be held from 22 to 25 February 2008. Muchilot Bhagavathi is one of the most popular deity worshipped in North Kerala. Anustanangalum Samoohika Prasakthiyum'describes the importance of Muchilot Bhagavathi in the social formation of North Kerala. There is a practice for supplying food to thousands of devotees in connection with the Muchilot Bhagavathi. Another work 'Muchilot Bhagavathi' narrates the origin and establishment of Muchilot Kavu in different parts of Kannur and Kasaragod District. Highly decorative figure of Muchilot Bhagavathi attracts the minds of devotees and the men of esthetic sense. In Cherukunnu and Kannapuram yearly Muchilot bhagavathi Theyyam performed. But in several other Kavus [worshipping place] Muchilot Bhagavathi Theyyam performing in a gap of 12 to several years like one at Kayyur[near Nileshwar] in Jan 2008 after a term of 47 years. Perumkaliyattam at Muyyam near Taliparamba was a great experience to the devotees in the month of December 2007. Ramanthali [near Payyanur]also came into the fore in 2008 January as a result of the Muchilot Bhagavathi Perumkaliyattam.Varachuvaykkal and Kalavaraniraykkal are already over.

Karan Kavu[edit]

This is a famous temple situated in Kannapuram village. Thousands of devotees visits this temple during Theyyam.


Kannapuram Parottas

Kannapuram has an excellent academic record. It has an average literacy rate of more than 90%. The Schools in this area always score excellent position in state level examinations including scholarship exams. The important schools of Cherukunnu are:

  • Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Edakkeppuram UP School
  • Edakkeppuram LP School
  • Keezhara LP School
  • Kannapuram East UP School, Mottammal
  • Govt. LP School Cherukunnu etc.


Kannapuram plays a vital role in nourishing the arts and culture of Kannur District as a whole. The students of this area always win many first place prizes and achieve A grades in State Youth Festivals.

Major Industries[edit]

The major industries are:

The majority of the people of this villages depend on the income from Gulf Countries as well as the varied local industries.[citation needed]

Famous Personalities[edit]


The national highway passes through Taliparamba town. Mangalore, Goa and Mumbai can be accessed on the northern side and Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram can be accessed on the southern side. The road to the east of Iritty connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannapuram on Mangalore-Palakkad line. Trains are available to almost all parts of India subject to advance booking. Nearest airports is Kannur International Airport|Kannur]. While Mangalore and Calicut are also accessible . While all are international airports, but presently with direct flights to Middle Eastern countries.


  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.

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