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thalassery

Thalassery, also known as Tellicherry, is a city on the Malabar Coast of Kerala. This is the second largest city of North Malabar in terms of population. The name Tellicherry is the anglicized form of Thalassery. Established in 1866, it is the second oldest municipality in the state. Possessing an area of 23.98 km2, Thalassery is a town strategically located on the western coast of Kannur district on the Malabar Coast of Kerala. It is 22 km from the district headquarters at Kannur. Thalassery is known as the political and cultural capital of Malabar. Thalassery is at times referred to as the city of Cricket (where Indians first played cricket), Cakes and Circuses. Thalassery is considered to be the birth place of the Indian Circus.