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Calicut

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-54 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg I-54 map







Facts in brief:

Former cotton-weaving center, famed for "calico" fabric; visited by Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama 1498; trading post was fortified by Portuguese in 1511 & abandoned 1525; exports include coconut products, pepper, ginger, tea & coffee.

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