Its importance was further enhanced in the 10th century when it became the the capital of the powerful Zamorin dynasty. Known also as Calicut, the quality cotton , calico is believed to have originated here.
A bustling city and commercial capital of Malabar, Calicut has an International Airport, University, Medical College and prestigious Indian Institute of Management and National Institute of Technology to its credit.
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