Kozhikode


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Kozhikode

(kō`zhəkōd') or

Calicut

(kă`lĭkət), city (1991 pop. 419,531), Kerala state, SW India, on the Malabar coast of the Arabian Sea. Once the leading port of S India, it declined in the 19th cent. but remains the center of India's timber trade. Coconuts, spices, tea, and coffee are exported. Manufactures include wood products, tiles, and hosiery. Kozhikode was (1498) Vasco da Gama's first Indian port of call, and the city soon became a center for European traders. The term calico was first applied to Calicut cotton cloth, which was then an important manufacture. Kozhikode passed to British rule in 1792.
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Kozhikode

 

(Calicut), a city in India, in Kerala State, on the Malabar coast. Population, 334,000 (1971). A port, Kozhikode is the center for the processing and export of products of tropical agriculture, including coffee, coconuts, cashews, and spices. There is also sawmilling, woodworking, and the production of building materials and textiles. In the past, Kozhikode was known for the handicraft production of calico fabric. Vasco da Gama went ashore in Kozhikode in 1498.

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Kozhikode

a port in SW India, in W Kerala on the Malabar coast: important European trading post (1511--1765): formerly calico-manufacturing. Pop.: 436 527 (2001)
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