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settlement
Palakkad
പാലക്കാട്
Palghat
City
Location of Palakkad in Kerala+
India Kerala
10.766089
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76.655451
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Country

State+
Kerala+
District+
Palakkad+

Chairman+
Mr.Abdul Khudoos(Congress)
District Collector+
K.Ramachandran IAS+
Metric
1363
84
131019
2011
6th
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Languages
Official
Malayalam+, English+
Other
Malayalam+, English+, Tamil+
IST+
+5:30
PIN+
678XXX
Telephone code
+91-491
'''KL-09'''
http://www.palakkad.nic.in


Kerala+ would have an IIT in Palakkad under the 12th five-year plan. The land belonging to the Instrumentation Limited in Palakkad was finally chosen for the project. Since the IITs are set up by an act of Parliament, the whole process is the centre's prerogative, and the state government has only a limited role.


To the east lies Coimbatore+ of Tamil Nadu+. Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of the Palakkad Gap+, in the Western Ghats+. Malayalam is the generally spoken language in Palakkad but Tamil is also widely spoken and understood, as it is very close to the Tamil Nadu border. The town is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River+. Of the number of dams in Palakkad district, the largest Malampuzha+ dam is 12 km from Palakkad town.

Palakkad is popularly known as land of Palmyra trees (കരിപനകളുടെ നാട് ) .Palmyra trees are known as the Icon of this district and has got vast cultural, heritage and literary association. Many novels, stories and poems revolve around these tress . The path-breaking Malayalam novel written by the Indian writer O. V. Vijayan, 'Khasakkinte Itihasam' mentions Palmyra trees in various angles. Many people especially in eastern Palakkad live on earnings by tapping Pamyra Toddy, which are sold in outlets controlled by Co-op Societies.The district authorities are taking very action to preserve these trees and maintain Palakkad’s Identity.

Palakkad has a tropical wet and dry climate. Temperatures remain high throughout the year, with March and April being the hottest months. A very high amount of precipitation is received in Palakkad, mainly due to the South-West monsoon. July is the wettest month, and the total annual rainfall is around 83 inches (211 cm).

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In earlier times Palakkad was also known as Palakkattuchery. Some etymologists trace the word "Palakkad" from the word ''Palai nilam'', which means "dry lands". The commonly held belief, however, is that the name is a fusion of two Malayalam+ words, ''Pala'', a tree (''Alstonia scholaris+'') that is found abundantly in Palakkad, and ''Kadu'', which means forest.


The nearest international airport is Coimbatore International Airport+, which is about 62 km from Palakkad. Coimbatore airport has

connecting flights to Malaysia+, Singapore+, Sharjah+, Colombo+ and to Gulf and South-east Asia. Other nearby airports are Kozhikode Airport+ about 103 km and Cochin International Airport+ which is about 111 km from Palakkad.

There has been a proposal for a mini domestic airport at East Yakkara with respect to setting up domestic airports for enhanced air connectivity by the civil aviation ministry of India. 60 acres has been identified for the project at East Yakkara Palakkad.

There are two railway stations serving Palakkad - Palakkad Junction+ is a broad gauge+ railway junction (located at Olavakkode+, which can be called a satellite town, about 4 km from the heart of the main town) and Palakkad Town railway station located in the heart of the Palakkad town. Close to Palakkad Junction is the office of Palakkad Railway Division. The cities of Coimbatore+, Erode+, Salem+, Thiruvananthapuram+, Kollam+, Kozhikode+ and Ernakulam+ are connected by the broad gauge+ line. Pollachi+, Dindigul+ and Madurai+ were connected by a metre gauge+ line starting from the Palakkad Junction railway station through Palakkad Town station. Under the policy "Project Unigauge+", meter gauge tracks have been dismantled for conversion to broad gauge. As a result, trains on the Palakkad - Pollachi - Dindigul route have been indefinitely suspended till the broad gauge conversion is completed.

Palakkad is well connected by roads. The National Highway 47+ from Salem+ to Trivandrum+ via Coimbatore, Palakkad, Trishur, Kochi, Kollam+ and the Palakkad – Kozhikode+ National Highway 213+ pass through the district. Another important road is the Palakkad – Ponnani+ which connects NH 47+ and NH 17+.

Apart from the National Highways, Palakkad is well connected through State Highways to nearby districts and towns in Kerala.

In the 2011 census+, Palakkad had a population of 2,810,892. Males constituted 49% of the population. The average literacy rate of the area is 81%, much higher than the national average of 59.5%. Malayalam+ is the most spoken language. Tamil+ is spoken and understood by a significant proportion of the population due to and presence of Tamil speaking communities like Iyers+, Kongu Vellala Gounders and proximity to Tamil Nadu+.Apart from Tamil+ and Malayalam+, languages like Hindi+ and English+ are also spoken by many people.


* Palakkad Fort+ – Fort dating from 1766, built by Hyder Ali+ of Mysore+. In 1784, after a siege which lasted eleven days, the British Colonel Fullerton stormed the Fort. Later it fell into the hands of the Zamorin’s troops, but was recaptured by the British in 1790. This well-preserved fort is also known as Tipu's (Tipu Sultan+, son of Hyder Ali) Fort. Today there is a functioning jail and Hanuman Temple in the fort grounds.

* Jainimedu Jain Temple+ of Jainimedu – Situated on the western border of Palakkad town and not far from the railway station, this is an historic Jain Temple. The area around the temple is known as Jainimedu+. This is one of the few places in Kerala where vestiges of Jainism in Kerala+ have survived without substantial damage. The granite walls are devoid of decoration. The temple, url=http://books.google.com/books?id=fjWPiQyOwGkC&pg=PA282&dq=jainimedu&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yL7qUYzBC6--4APwoYD4Aw&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=jainimedu&f=false |accessdate=2013-07-20

* Kalpathy+ One of the 21 Agraharams+ of Palakkad District on the banks of the Kalpathy river, famous for its annual Ratholsavam (Temple car+ Festival) and annual music festival. One of the oldest settlements of Tamil Brahmins+ in Kerala, it dates back to the 15th century.

*Malampuzha Dam+ and Gardens - Situated about 8 km from Palakkad Town, Malapuzha Dam was completed in 1955 and is the largest reservoir in Kerala. The spot is also known for its scenic beauty and sprawling gardens. It is one of the major attractions in this part of Kerala. Kava : kava is a beautiful part of Malampuzha Dam+ where people used to go there for watching.


* Vadakkanthara+ Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy temple is a popular Bhagavathy temple in Palakkad town situated at Vadakkanthara.Meenkulathi Bhagavathi and Perungottukavu Bhagavathi Temple is an another famous Temple in Palakkad.Prad.
* Manappullikavu+ temple : Hindu religious place situated near the N.H.47 on the eastern side of the town.
* C.S.I Church of Hope : The only remaining presbytirian church in Palakkad town which was built by the Basel mission missionaries on 1910 situated in Mepparamba (also known as Melparamba) on the western side of the town. The congregation started in 1866.
* C.S.I Robinson church Palakkad : The Basel Mission church which was renovated recently and is named after Mr.Robinson, who was the collector of Palakkad during the British days. The congregation dates backs to 18th century.

There are numerous schools and colleges in Palakkad, including: Kishore Poor Baba KI JAI, data executive, training co ordinator

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* NSS College of Engineering+, Palakkad
* Mercy College, Palakkad
* Government College Chittur+, Chittur+ Palakkad
* Co-Operative Arts and Science College+, Olavakkode

* Chinmaya Vidyalaya Pallavur
* St. Thomas Convent School, Palakkad+
* Bharatha Matha Higher Secondary School http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharatha_Matha_Higher_Secondary_School
* Holy Trinity School,Kanjikode, Palakkad http://www.schoolholytrinity.com/
* Amrita Vidyalayam , Palakkad http://plkd.amritavidyalayam.org/

* Nelliyampathi+
* Nenmara-Vallanghi Vela+
* Nurani+
* Palakkad District+
* Palghat (Lok Sabha constituency)+
* Olavakkode+
* Ottapalam+
* Parli-I+
* Kuthanur+
* Sobha Surendran+

Reflist:

Commons category:
* http://www.palakkad.gov.in - Official Website of Palakkad District Administration
* http://www.palakkadtourism.org - Palakkad District Tourism-Information
* http://www.foodatpalakkad.blogspot.in/

Kerala:
Municipalities of Kerala:
Palakkad district:

Palakkad+ Palakkad (Malayalam: പാലക്കാട്‌), previously known as Palghat, is a large town and municipality in the state of Kerala in southern India, spread over an area of 26.60 km2 and is the administrative headquarters of the Palakkad District.
Palakkad district+ Palakkad District () is one of the 14 districts of the Indian state of Kerala. The city of Palakkad is the district headquarters.
Palakkad Gap+ Palakkad Gap or Palghat Gap is a 30-40 kilometers (19–25 miles) wide low mountain pass in the Western Ghats, near Palakkad town (previously known as Palghat) in the South Indian State of Kerala.
 Palakkad (Lok Sabha constituency)+ Palakkad is a Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala.
Palakkad Junction railway station+ Palakkad Junction (Formerly known as Olavakkod Junction, STN CODE:PGT) is second largest railway station in Kerala state, India situated in the city of Palakkad.
 Palakkad railway division+ Palakad Railway Division (formerly known as Olavakkod Railway Division) is one of the 7 divisions of the Southern Railway Zone of India, and is the oldest in Kerala.
Palakkad Fort+ Palakkad Fort also known as Tipu's Fort is an old fort situated in the heart of Palakkad town of Kerala state, southern India.
 Kerala Iyers+ Kerala Iyers or Bhattars, are Tamil Brahmins of the Indian state of Kerala — people who were residents in Kerala region, and also people who migrated from present day Tamil Nadu in different waves starting from the medieval period onwards.
 Matta rice+ Kerala Matta rice (also known as Rosematta rice, Palakkadan Matta rice, Kerala Red rice, or Red parboiled rice) () is an indigenous variety of rice grown in Palakkad District of Kerala.