Malabar district was divided into the districts of Kozhikode, Kannur, and Palakkad on 1 January 1957
Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama landed in Kappad in 1498.
Kadathanadu is a historic place known for Kalarippayattu. Vadakara is known as the birthplace of Unniyarcha, Aromal Chekavar, Thacholi Othenan.
Lokanarkavu temple, near Vadakara in Kozhikode. Zamorin kings of Kozhikode were also called
Nediyiruppu Swaroopam. Kozhikode is called ‘City of Spices’.
Indian Institute of Spices Research is in Kozhikode.
S.M. Street or Sweetmeat Street(മിഠായി തെരുവ്) is a street located in Kozhikode.
Canoly canal was constructed in the year 1848 under the orders of then collector of Malabar, H.V. Conolly.
The Kuttiyadi Hydro Electric Power Project in Kuttiyadi River is the first hydroelectric project in Malabar region.
Kuttiyadi river is known as
Yellow river of Kerala. Chaliyar is the
with 169 km in length. Also known as Chulika River or Beypore River. fourth longest river in Kerala Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore, named Beypore as “Sultan Pattanam”.
Beypore port is the second biggest port in Kerala after Cochin.
Beypore Sultan – Basheer
Thusharigiri Falls and Aripara Falls are located in Kozhikode district.
Kakkayam Dam and Peruvannamuzhi Dam located in Kozhikode district. There is a crocodile farm and a bird sanctuary at Peruvannamuzhi.
Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary at Kozhikode.
Dolphin Point at Kozhikode. Kozhikode district leads in
coconut production in Kerala The first coconut Industrial Park in Kerala -Kuttiyadi
Operation Sulaimani : Programme in Kozhikode district that provides food for those who cannot afford a meal, through contributions from the public.
Vasco-da-Gama memorial at Kappad beach.
Kunjali Marakkar Memorial erected by the Indian navy at Kottakkal, Vadakara
Pazhassi museum in Kozhikode.
Thali temple famous for Revathi pattathanam in olden days is in Kozhikode.
Mahatma Gandhi made his first speech in Kerala at Calcut during his visit in 1920 to get support for Khilafat movement.
S. K. Pottekkatt beautifully depicts Mukkam of Kozhikode in his 1941 novel Naadan Premam.
S. K. Pottekkatt’s novel is based on Oru Theruvinte Katha Mittayi theruvu.
KIRTADS(Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes) was established in Kozhikode in 1972.
NIRDESH-National Institute for Research and Development in Defence Shipbuilding is India’s first centre for research and development in defence shipbuilding is at Chaliyam in Kozhikode. Gwalior Rayons at Mavoor in Kozhikode.
Nallalam Diesel Power Plant is the second largest diesel power plant in Asia.
Payyoli Express – PT Usha Usha School of Athletics at Koyilandy
Kadalundi train disaster in the year- 2001
First community reserve in Kerala-
Kadalundi Kallayi in Kozhikode is famous for
timber trading. Feroke is known as the cradle of the tile industry in Kerala
was started in Kozhikode in 1973 First Women Police Station in Asia First cola free district in Kerala -Kozhikode
First museum of Indian business history at Kozhikode
First complete organ donating village –
Cherukulathur First ISO certified police station in Kerala
-Kozhikode town police station. First 3G phone service city in Kerala-Kozhikode
First Sports Medicine Institute in Kerala – Kozhikode
Kozhikode is first e-literate city in Kerala
Kerala’s first Handicrafts Village located at Iringal Calicut University is first university to have WiFi campus in Kerala
Mananchira Square is a popular place in Kozhikode.
Student Police Cadet (SPC) first introduced in Kozhikode.
at Vellimadu kunnu in Kozhikode. India’s first ever Gender Park Kozhikode is the first plastic waste free district in India.
First Khadi Village in Kerala –
Balussery First gramapanchayat in Kerala to issue water card-
Kunnamangalam Malabar’s first IT park
– UL CyberPark, Kozhikode First tobacco-free village in India –
Koolimadu,Kozhikode India’s first first automated driving test centre –
Chevayur, Kozhikode India’s first IT co-operative , UL Cyber Park is in Kozhikode
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