Kannur is a city located in Kerala, a state in Inndia. Kannur is a city which plays an important role in Indian history for Kannur was known as one of the most important trading centres in the early 12th century. People from Persia and Arabia used to come and visit Kannur for trading their goods in India. Even during the late 1800s, Kannur was considered as the Military headquarters for the British rule during British India.
When Kannur was a part of the Madras Presidency, also known as the Malabar District, Kannur was known as Cannanore. And when the Portuguese army took over certain areas in the state of Kerala, Kannur was known as Cananor. With various rulers ruling over the city of Kannur, this city is known for depicting various cultures and their learnings.
The St. Angelo Fort was also built in the city in the year 1505. It was constructed by Dom Francisco de Almeida. The same fort was captured by the Dutch when they invaded the city. Many wars with the Portuguese, Britishers, the Dutch soldiers and more were witnessed in the city and the paintings of the ancient rulers are also present in the museums and forts present in the city.