Onam Celebration at Blathur
|Elevation||60 m (200 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Irikkur has historic and commercial importance, and is one of the largest Mappila Muslim majority towns (90%) in Kannur district and lies on the banks of the Irikkur River, locally known as the "Ayippuzha". This river was the geographical border of the former Kottayam of earstwhile Veera pazhassi Raja'.
People residing both side of the river mingled together and this cooperation resulted in the formation of Irikkur village covering both banks of the river. The name "Irikkur" was considered to be formed from the Malayalam word 'iru kara ooru' which means a village of both banks of the river.
Irikkur is about 29 kilometers away from Kannur. And accessible directly from Kannur, Taliparamba, Sreekandapuram, Mattannur, Iritty and Chalode. Irikkur is almost in the center of Kannur district. On the eastern side of the Irikkur Panchayath is Padiyoor. On the west is Malappattam. On the north is Sreekantapuram and on the south Irikkur river.It is a joy when Buses from Kannur come to irikkur crossing the river and go inside irikkur crossing the mosque, market and shops again returning on the same route.
Palaga Biscuit, a tasty rusk like bread, is a famous recipe of Irrikur.
The famous Mamanam Temple, Nilamuttam Makham and Paisai Church lie side-by-side as a symbol for this.
The national highway passes through Taliparamba town. Mangalore 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 connects to Mysore and Bangalore. The nearest railway station is Kannur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut.
Irikkur is located at  It has an average elevation of 60 m (200 ft)..
- Sibga Arts and Science College
- Rahmaniyya Arabic College
- Islahi CBSE School
- Mamanikkunn temple, one of the famous Hindu temples of Kerala.
- 20 mosques, out of which allow to pray
- A Christian seminary
Irikkur has a notable soccer history, and a football ground (Dianomous). Annually a sevens football tournament organised in irikkur under dianomous club for the memory of great leader V Kuttiyali sahib.
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