Kanal (unit), a unit of area equivalent to one-eighth of an acre, used in northern India and Pakistan
Kanal (surname), a surname in central Pakistan
Kanal (2015 film), a 2015 Indian Malayalam-language film starring Mohanlal
Kana, a 1956 Polish film directed by Andrzej Wajda
Kanal (Turkish film), a 1979 Turkish film
Kanal, Zagreb, a city neighbourhood
Kanal, Iran, a village in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran
Kanal, Kanal, a town in western Slovenia, the administrative centre of the Municipality of Kanal
Tony Kanal, bassist for the musical group No Doubt
The first mention of the settlement dates to 1140, the year 1336 mentions the name of Dvor Svete Marije, and bridge in 1350. The center of the town was fortified in the Middle Ages. There are four towers left called bastions. There used to be a small castle, which was destroyed in 1264 and later rebuilt after the First World War as a residential building. In the 19th century small manufacturing plants were established. From 1900 until 1906, the Bohinj Railway was built.
The first bridge was built by the Romans. The current bridge was built after World War I. The bridge is around 17 meters tall and there are yearly diving events in mid-August. There are plans for building a new bridge to reduce traffic through the center.
The parish church of Kanal is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary and belongs to the Diocese of Koper. The current church was built in the Gothic style in the 1430s on the site of a 13th-century predecessor. The still preserved Gothic element is the chancel, whereas the nave was redesigned from 1632 until 1670 in the Baroque style and the facade was redesigned from 1787 until 1795 in the Neoclassical style. The original bell tower was built in 1632, but demolished in World War I and later rebuilt in the Renaissance Revival style. The left (northern) side chapel, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, was consecrated in 1662, whereas the right (southern) side chapel, dedicated to the Mother of God, was built in 1698.
Ivo Hvalica, politician (SDS)
Vojeslav Mole, poet and art historian
Author Josip Ribii's mother Marija Ribii (born Kriani or Krinic)
Ignazio Francesco Scodnik, Garibaldine general
Valentin Stani, mountaineer, author and philanthropist
Ivan argo, painter and illustrator
Riko Debenjak, academy-trained painter
Anton Nanut, conductor
Josip Kocijani, composer