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Science and Literature meet at Panoor
Town and Municipality
Panoor is located in Kerala
Panoor is located in India
Location in Kerala, 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
State Kerala
District Kannur
 • Body Nagar Palika
 • municipal chair person K. V.Ramla
Population (2011)
 • Total 17,438
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 670692
Telephone code 91490
ISO 3166 code IN-KL
Vehicle registration KL58

Panoor is a Municipality (Malayalam: പാനൂർ നഗരസഭ) 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, 30 km from kannur, 11 km from New Mahe and about 6 km from Peringathur.


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 is Kozhikode and is 100 km from Panoor. The upcoming 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. Panoor is traditionally considered a baston of Communsit Party of India(Marxist).

Educational Institutes[edit]

In panoor there are two Higher secondary schools named P.R.M.H.S.S and K.K.V.M.P.H.S.S. Both schools having a bunch of experienced teachers.


  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.