: കോഴിക്കോട് ജില്ല), formerly Calicut
, is a district of Kerala
state, situated on the southwest coast of India
. The city of Kozhikode
, also known as Calicut, is the district headquarters. The district is 38.25% urbanised.
Kozhikode district is bordered by the districts of Kannur
to the north, Wayanad
to the east, and Malappuram
to the south.The Arabian Sea
lies to the west. It is situated between latitudes 11° 08'N and11° 50'N and longitudes 75° 30'E and 76° 8'E.
The district is divided into three taluks
, and Kozhikode.
Present-day Kozhikode District was among the territories ceded to the British East India Company
by Tipu Sultan
, at the conclusion of the Third Anglo-Mysore War
. The newly-acquired British possessions on the Malabar Coast
were organized into Malabar District
, which included present-day districts of Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad
, and Wayanad. Calicut served as the administrative headquarters of the district. Malabar District was part of the Madras Presidency
, a province of British India
After India's Independence in 1947, Madras Presidency was renamed Madras State
. When Madras state was divided along linguistic lines by the State Names Reorganisation Act, Malabar District was combined with the erstwhile state of Travancore-Cochin
and Kasaragod District
to form the state of Kerala
on 1 November 1956.
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