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The Italian Niccolò de' Conti (1445), perhaps the first Christian traveller who noticed Kozhikode, describes the city as abounding in pepper, lac, ginger, a larger kind of cinnamon, myrobalans and zedary.
He calls it a noble emporium for all India, with a circumference of eight miles (13 km).
Accounts of the city and the conditions prevailing then can be gleaned from the chronicles of travellers who visited the port city.
A number of rivers originating from the Sahyadri run along the outer reaches of the city.
The lowland is often subjected to salinity intrusion.
The coastal plains exhibit more or less flat, narrow terrain with landforms such as beach ridges, sandbars, and backwater marshes.
Tamils called it Kallikkottai while for the Chinese it was Kalifo. Although the city's official name is Kozhikode, in English it is sometimes known by its anglicised version, Calicut. From time immemorial, the city has attracted travellers with its prosperity.
It has traded in spices like black pepper and cardamom with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians, and Chinese for more than 500 years. 1342–47) said, "We came next to Kalikut, one of the great ports of the district of Malabar, and in which merchants of all parts are found." Kozhikode was the capital of Malabar during the time of Sri Samoothiri Maharajas, who ruled the region before the British took over.