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|• Body||Panchayat (First Grade)|
|• Density||1,068/km2 (2,770/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|PIN||670301 & 670331|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-KL|
|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 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.
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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
Yearly Muchilot Bhagavathi 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 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.
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 UP School
- Kannapuram East LP 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.
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.
- Balan Nambiar: sculptor, painter and research scholar
The national highway passes through Taliparamba town. 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 over the internet. There are airports at Mangalore and Calicut. Both of them are international airports but direct flights are available only to Middle Eastern countries.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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