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Palakkad
Palakkad
 pronunciation (help·info), also known as Palghat, is a city and municipality in the state of Kerala
Kerala
in southern India, spread over an area of 26.60 km2 and is the administrative headquarters of the Palakkad
Palakkad
District. The city is situated about 350 kilometres (217 mi) north of state capital Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram
and 54 kilometers south west of Coimbatore, and 66 km north east of Thrissur
Thrissur
on the Salem-Kanyakumari National Highway NH 47.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Geography

2.1 Climate

3 Transport

3.1 Air 3.2 Railways 3.3 Road

4 Demographics 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Etymology The commonly held belief is that the name Palakkad
Palakkad
is a fusion of two Malayalam
Malayalam
words, Pala, which was the name given for barren land during the Sangam period, and Kadu, which means forest.[3] Geography

Topography map- Palakkad
Palakkad
(Palghat)

Palakkad
Palakkad
is the gateway to Kerala
Kerala
due to the presence of the Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats. Malayalam
Malayalam
is the generally spoken language in Palakkad
Palakkad
as it is the official language. The town is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River. Of the number of dams in Palakkad
Palakkad
district, the largest Malampuzha
Malampuzha
dam is 12 km from Palakkad
Palakkad
town.[4] Climate Palakkad
Palakkad
has a tropical wet and dry climate. Temperatures remain moderate throughout the year, with exception in 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).

Climate data for Palakkad

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 33.0 (91.4) 35.4 (95.7) 37.3 (99.1) 36.5 (97.7) 34.0 (93.2) 29.7 (85.5) 28.3 (82.9) 28.8 (83.8) 30.3 (86.5) 31.2 (88.2) 31.8 (89.2) 31.9 (89.4) 32.35 (90.22)

Average low °C (°F) 21.8 (71.2) 22.6 (72.7) 24.2 (75.6) 25.1 (77.2) 24.8 (76.6) 23.2 (73.8) 22.5 (72.5) 22.9 (73.2) 23.0 (73.4) 23.2 (73.8) 22.9 (73.2) 22.2 (72) 23.2 (73.77)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.5 (0.138) 6.7 (0.264) 20.4 (0.803) 72.9 (2.87) 151.7 (5.972) 408.2 (16.071) 522.6 (20.575) 317.6 (12.504) 253.9 (9.996) 215.2 (8.472) 111.1 (4.374) 27.6 (1.087) 2,111.4 (83.126)

Source: [5]

Transport Air The nearest international airport is Coimbatore
Coimbatore
International Airport, which is about 62 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.[6] Railways There are two railway stations serving Palakkad
Palakkad
- Palakkad Junction
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
Palakkad
Town railway station located in the heart of the Palakkad
Palakkad
town. Close to Palakkad Junction
Palakkad Junction
is the office of Palakkad Railway Division. The cities of Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Mangalore, Kozhikode
Kozhikode
and Ernakulam
Ernakulam
are connected by the broad gauge line. Train services to Pollachi, Dindigul
Dindigul
and Madurai
Madurai
are through the broad gauge line through Palakkad Town station.[7] Road Palakkad
Palakkad
is well connected by roads. The National Highway 47 from Salem to Ernakulam
Ernakulam
via Coimbatore, Palakkad
Palakkad
and Thrissur
Thrissur
– Kozhikode National Highway 213 via Malappuram
Malappuram
pass through the district.[8] Demographics

Religions in palakkad

Religion

Percent

Hindus

68%

Muslims

27.9%

Christians

3.8%

Others

0.3%

As per Census 2011, population of Palakkad
Palakkad
in 2011 is 130,955; of which male and female are 63,833 and 67,122 respectively.[9] Total literates in Palakkad
Palakkad
city are 112,479 of which 56,065 are males while 56,414 are females. Average literacy rate of Palakkad
Palakkad
city is 94.20 percent of which male and female literacy was 96.83 and 91.73 percent.[10][11] Hindus
Hindus
form 68% of the population with 89098 members.[9] Muslims
Muslims
constitute 27.9% of the population with 36620 members.[9] Christians
Christians
constitute 3.8% of the population with 5006 members.[9] The metropolitan area of Palakkad
Palakkad
includes Hemambikanagar, Marutharode, Palakkad
Palakkad
municipality, Pirayiri, Pudussery Central, Pudussery West, and Puthuppariyaram.[11] Its urban / metropolitan population is 293,566 of which 143,650 are males and 149,916 are females. The literacy rate of Palakkad
Palakkad
Metropolitan Area is 92.14%, much higher than the national average of 59.5%. Malayalam
Malayalam
is the most spoken language.[10] See also

Education in Palakkad
Palakkad
district Political Divisions of Palakkad
Palakkad
District Palakkad
Palakkad
Gap, mountain pass in the Western Ghats Palakkad
Palakkad
District Malampuzha Chittoorkavu Devi Temple

References

^ "Census of India
India
Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015.  ^ " Thrissur
Thrissur
City" (PDF). Census2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.  ^ A. Sreedhara Menon
A. Sreedhara Menon
(1978). Kerala
Kerala
Samskāram. DC Books. p. 237. ISBN 9788126415854.  ^ Fact sheet on Indian dams at Diehardindian.com Archived 2006-12-13 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "climate of palakkad, palakkad climate, palakkad climate information, weather and climate of palakkad, palakkad climate information, temperature in palakkad, palakkad temperature, temperature data of palakkad, climate data of palakkad, climate and rainfall information of palakkad, palakkad weather and climate". Delhitourism.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30.  ^ "60 Acres Identified For Airport Project". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2011-05-21.  ^ "Train services resume on Pollachi
Pollachi
Palakkad
Palakkad
section". Coimbatore. The Hindu. November 17, 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.  ^ "National Highways and their lengths". National Highways Authority of India. Retrieved September 4, 2015. ^ a b c d http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011census/C-01/DDW32C-01%20MDDS.XLS ^ a b " Palakkad
Palakkad
- Census of India". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved September 4, 2015. ^ a b " Palakkad
Palakkad
Urban Region". Census2011.co.in. Retrieved September 4, 2015.

External links

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Palakkad
Palakkad
travel guide from Wikivoyage http://www.palakkad.gov.in - Official Website of Palakkad
Palakkad
District Administration http://www.palakkadtourism.org - Palakkad District
Palakkad District
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Cities and towns

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Sub-districts, panchayats and villages

Alathur

Alathur Erimayur (Erimayur-I, Erimayur-II) Kannambra (Kannambra-I, Kannambra-II) Kavasery (Kavasseri-I, Kavasseri-II) Kizhakkancherry (Kizhakkencheri-I, Kizhakkencheri-II) Kottayi (Kottayi-I, Kottayi-II) Kuthannoor (Kuthannur-I, Kuthannur-II) Kuzhalmannam (Kuzhalmannam-I, Kuzhalmannam-II) Mathur (Mathur-I, Mathur-II) Peringottukurissi (Peringottukurissi-I, Peringottukurissi-II) Tarur (Tarur-I, Tarur-II) Thenkurissi (Thenkurissi-I, Thenkurissi-II) Vadakkancheri (Vadakkancheri-I, Vadakkancheri-II) Vandazhy (Mangalam Dam, Vandazhi-I, Vandazhi-II)

Chittur

Ayiloor
Ayiloor
(Ayiloor, Kairady, Thiruvazhiyad) Eruthampathy (Eruthempathy, Kozhipathy) Koduvayur (Koduvayur-II) Kollengode (Kollengode-I, Kollengode-II) Kozhinjampara
Kozhinjampara
(Valiyavallampathy) Muthalamada (Muthalamada-I, Muthalamada-II) Nalleppilly (gram panchayat) (Nalleppilly, Chittur
Chittur
(Part), Thekkedesom) Nelliampathy Nemmara
Nemmara
(Nemmara, Vallanghy) Pattencherry
Pattencherry
(Pattanchery, Thathamangalam
Thathamangalam
(Part)) Perumatty (Moolathara, Vandithavalam) Vadakarapathy (Ozhalapathy)

Mannarkad

Agali (Agali, Kallamala, Padavayal, Palakkayam) Alanallur (Alanallur-I, Alanallur-II, Alanallur-III) Kanjirampuzha (Pottassery-I, Pottassery-II) Karimba (Karimba-I, Karimba-II) Kottappadam (Kottoppadam-I, Kottoppadam-II, Kottoppadam-III) Kumaramputhur
Kumaramputhur
(Payyanadam) Mannarkkad
Mannarkkad
(Mannarkad-I) Sholayar (Kottathara, Sholayur) Tachampara
Tachampara
(Karakurissi, Karimba-I, Pottassery-II, Thachampara) Thachanattukara (Thachanattukara-I, Thachanattukara-II) Thenkara (Mannarkad-II)

Ottappalam

Ambalapara (Ambalapara-II, Ambalapara-II) Chalissery Cherpulassery Kadampazhipuram (Kadampazhipuram-I, Kadampazhipuram-II) Karimpuzha (Karimpuzha-I, Karimpuzha-II) Lakkidiperur (Lakkidi-Perur-I, Lakkidi-Perur-II) Muthuthala Ongallur (Ongallur-I, Ongallur-II) Pattambi Pookkottukavu (Sreekrishnapuram-II, Thrikkadeeri-I, Vellinezhi) Sreekrishnapuram (Sreekrishnapuram-I, Sreekrishnapuram-II) Thirumittacode (Thirumittacode-II, Thirumittacode-I) Thiruvegapura Thrikkadeeri (Thrikkadeeri-I, Thrikkadeeri-II) Thrithala
Thrithala
(Pattithara, Thrithala Vaniamkulam (Vaniyamkulam-II, Vaniyamkulam-I)

Palakkad

Akathethara
Akathethara
(Hemambikanagar) Elappully (Elappully-I, Elappully-II) Kannadi (Kannadi-I, Kannadi-II) Kongad (Kongad-I, Kongad-II) Malampuzha
Malampuzha
(Malampuzha-I, Malampuzha-II) Marutharode (Maruthuroad) Mundur (Mundur-I, Mundur-II) Parli (Parli-I, Parli-II) Pirayiri Puduppariyaram (Puthuppariyaram-I) Pudusseri (Pudussery Central, Pudussery Eas

.