|Kannur is part of the 'North Malabar' in the northern end of Kerala State,
It was previously called as 'Cannanore' which was changed back to its original Malayalam
usage, 'Kannur' in February, 1990.
The Kannur district is located in the north Kerala. The boundaries are:
- North: Kasaragod District
- South: Kozhikkode District
- West : Arabian Sea
- East : Sahyadri Hills - Karnataka State