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|— village —|
|• Body||Panchayat (First Grade)|
|• Density||1,068/km2 (2,770/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|PIN||670301 & 670331|
|Nearest city||Kannur - 12 km, Taliparamba - 14 km, Payyannur - 20 km and Cherukunnu - 2 km|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kasaragode|
|Civic agency||Panchayat (First Grade)|
|Climate||Tropical monsoon (Köppen)|
|Avg. summer temperature||35 °C (95 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||20 °C (68 °F)|
As of 2001[update] India census, 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 Taliparamba Municipality and Pattuvam to the east.
Chinaclay products 
Kannapuram is famous for rich deposit of chinaclay. Many factories are established in this village, which manufacture varieties of products made out of chinaclay. The major factories are at Chunda and Mottammal.
Sree Muchilot Bagavathi Temple 
Yearly Muchilot Bagavathi Kaliyattam organizing in the Edakkepuram Sree Muchilot Temple at Kannapuram.In 2007 Kaliyattam celebrated on 29,30,31December2007 and January 1, 2008. Another Kaliyattam was to be held from February 22 to 25 2008. Muchilot Bagavathi is one of the most popular deity worshipped in North Kerala. Anustanangalum Samoohika Prasakthiyum'describes the importance of Muchilot Bagavathi in the social formation of North Kerala. There is a practice for suppling food to thousands of devotees in connection with the Muchilot Bagavathi. Another work 'Muchilot Bagavathi' narrates the origin and establishment of Muchilot Kavu in different parts of Kannur and Kasaragod District. Highly decorative figure of Muchilot Bagavathi attracts the minds of devotees and the men of esthetic sense. In Cherukunnu and Kannapuram yearly Muchilot Bagavathi Theyyam performed. But in several other Kavus [worshipping place] Muchilot Bagavathi 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 Bagavathi Perumkaliyattam.Varachuvaykkal and Kalavaraniraykkal are already over.
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
- Edakkepuram School
- Keezhara UP School
- Kannapuram East UP School Mottammal 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 towns and roads 
The major towns and important roads of this villages are :
Major Towns 
- Chinaclay Town
- Kannapuram Rly Town
Major Roads 
- Pappnisseri-Pilathara Road
- Chinaclay Road
- Moyon Road
- Chunda Road
- Keezhara Road
- Punchavayal Road
- Edakkepuram Central Road
- Madakkara Road
- Pazhayangadi Road
- Taliparamba Road
- Kannur Road
Major Industries 
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.
Major Attractions 
- Thaneerpara hills on Keezhara Road
- Karakkunnu hills at Keezhara
- Kayatteel Ferry.
- Mottammal Hills
Kannapuram is well connected to all parts of the District. The major transport facilities are:
- The nearest Airports are Calicut International Airport to the south, approx. 133 km and Mangalore to the north, approx. 142 km. A new Airport viz. "Kannur International Airport" is under construction at Mattannur (മട്ടന്നൂര്) at an approximate distance of 38 km east.
- Nearest major Railway Station is Kannur and other nearest Railways Stations are Kannapuram and Pazhayangadi.
Important Trains (Stops At)
- Mumbai LTT- Trivandrum Nethravathi Express (Kannapuram)
- Nizamuddin - Ernakulam Mangla Express (Pazhayangadi) 
- Chennai - Mangalore West Coast Express (Kannapuram) 
- Chennai – Mangalore Mail (Pazhayangadi) 
- Gandhidham - Nagercoil Express (Kannapuram) 
- Okha - Ernakulam Express (Kannapuram)
- Veraval - Trivandrum Express (Kannapuram) 
- 1) All the trains originating from Mangalore/Trivandrum and bound for Trivandrum/Mangalore respectively stop at both Kannapuram and Pazhayangadi Railway Stations.
- 2) All passenger trains including Mangalore-Chennai Egmore Express stops at both stations.
- 3) All the trains runs through this line including New Delhi-Trivandrum Rajdhani Express, stops at Kannur
- From Kannur: Board any bus going to Pazhayangadi
- From Taliparamba : Board any bus going to Cherukunnu Thara
- From Payyannur Board any bus going to Kannur via Pazhayangadi
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