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General Information

• Area District - 2,345 sq. km, City - 30.61 sq. km
• Population 2619941
• No. of Taluks 3 - Vadakara, Quilandi, Kozhikode
• Famous for Sea Port, Timber Industry, Boat building yards, Temples, Mosques & Churches
• Best Season September to May

Geographical coordinates

• Coordinates: Situated between North latitudes 11* 08'.
• Altitude: 0 ft above mean sea level
• Local Time: GMT plus five-and-half hours
• Climate:
Summer : 35(max) 22.5 (min) degree C
Winter : 32(max) 22(min) degree C
• Best Season to Visit is Sept to May.

Weather Trends

• Winter: Mid Nov - mid Feb. slightlycold nights, pleasantly warm days.
• Monsoon: Early June - early October. Rains. Warm and humid. Rain coat, plastic shoes or small boots advisable.
• Post-Monsoon: Early Oct - early Nov. A little rain, but still warm.
• Rainfall: 254 cm. (annual average)
• Clothing: Tropical Clothing


• International dialing code: +91
• Local area code for Calicut: 0495
• Communications: International direct dialing is available to most countries in the world. Fax, telex and Internet services are excellent

For foreigners visiting India

• Visa: The Foreigners’ Registration Office in Dr Dadabhoy Naoroji Road, Mumbai 400001, handles visa extensions (up to the maximum stay of six months).
• Phone +91-22-2620446 Customs (India)
• Visitors may bring in the following free of duty: 2000 cigarettes; 400 cigars; 2kg tobacco; a reasonable quantity of perfume, up to a maximum of 2 liters of spirits and 2 liters of wine.
• Currency: The Indian Rupee is the local currency. 1 USD = 47 Rupees (approximately) in July 1999.
• Money exchange: Money can be exchanged at banks and most hotels. There are a number of money exchange centres offering competitive rates.
• Credit cards: American Express, Diners, Visa, Access, Mastercard and other major cards are accepted at leading establishments

City Facts & Figures

• Area
District Area : 2,345 sq. km (as per Mal. Manorama, 1994)
City Area : 30.61 sq. km Green Cover The total area under forests in Kozhikode district is estimated at 291.2268 sq.kms. i.e., Reserve Forests 86.1388 sq.kms. and Vested Forests 205.0880 sq.kms.
• Population:
City Pop. : 419, 531
District Pop. : 2,612,897 (as per Mal. Manorama, 1994)
• Languages: Malayalam is the official language of the state of Kerala of which Calicut is a major city. Marathi and Hindi are the two main languages spoken. English is widely spoken and understood. Gujarati, and other Indian languages are also used by the largely cosmopolitan population.
• Travel: Local Transport Calicut has a very good transport system. There are trains, yellow-and-black auto-rickshaws, buses and also private taxis for sightseeing.

• Where to stay: Calicut has several hotels of different price range from 5-star deluxe to moderate Hotels.

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