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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 577 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TELLICHERRY, a seaport of British India, in the Malabar district of Madras, between Cannanore and the French settlement of Mahe. Pop. (1901) 27,883. It is a healthy and picturesque town, built upon a group of wooded hills running down to the sea, and is protected by a natural breakwater of rock. The town with its suburbs occupies about 5 sq. tn., and was at one time defended by a strong mud wall. The old fort still stands to the north of the town. The East India Company established a factory here in 1683 for the pepper and cardamom trade. For two years (178o-82) the town withstood a siege by Hyder's general, and in the subsequent wars with Mysore Tellicherry was the base of operations for the ascent of the Ghats from the west coast. The town is a busy centre of export trade in coffee, coco-nut produce, spices and sandal-wood. The Basel Protestant mission has a station here. The municipality manages the Brennen college founded in 1862.
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atomic weight 127.5 TELLURIUM [Symbol Te (0=16)]

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Tellicherry is famous for three 'c's; Cricket, Circus & Cakes. Cricket in India was first played in Tellicherry. India's first Cricket Club, Town Cricket Club, was also founded in Tellicherry. In 2002, Tellicherry celebrated 200th year of Cricket by hosting an India - Sri Lanka cricket match.
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