Kannur district derived its name from the location of its headquarters at Kannur town. The old name ‘Cannanore’ is the anglicised form of the Malayalam word Kannur. According to one opinion, ‘Kannur’ is a derivation from Kanathur, an ancient village, the name of which survives even today in one of the wards of Kannur Municipality. Another version is that Kannur might have assumed its name from one of the , deities of the Hindu pantheon, a compound of two words, Kannan (Lord Krishna) and Ur (place) making it the place of Lord Krishna. In this context, it is worth mentioning that the deity of the Katalayi Sreekrishna temple was originally installed in a shrine at Katalayi Kotta in the south eastern part of the present Kannur town.

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The Covid 19 pandemic is assuming alarming proportions day by day. The government machinery is working 24*7 to tackle this pandemic. District administration,Kannur, is in dire need of health professionals to render a helping hand in these testing times. Those willing to volunteer their services are requested to register at the earliest. We expect your participation in large numbers to give a renewed vigour to our efforts. Let us join hands to recover and build a resilient Kannur.

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Containment Zone - 24-09-2020

District Collector T V Subhash IAS