Palakkad District With talukas: Palakkad District is one of the 14 districts of the Indian state of Kerala. The city of Palakkad is the district headquarters. Palakkad is bordered on the northwest by the Malappuram District, on the southwest by the Thrissur District, on the northeast by The Nilgiris District and on the east by Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The district is nicknamed the granary of Kerala and "Rice bowl of Kerala. In earlier times, Palakkad was also known as Palakkattussery. Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of the Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats. The total area of the district is 4,480 km 2. The climate is pleasant for the most part of the year, an exception is in the summer months. There is sufficient rainfall and it receives more rainfall than the extreme southern districts of Kerala. The district is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River. A number of dams have been built across these rivers, the largest being Malampuzha dam. The largest in volume capacity is the Parambikulam Dam.
Palakkad district has 6 Taluks namely Alathur, Chittur, Mannarkkad, Ottappalam, Palakkad, and Pattambi. According to the 2011 census, Palakkad district has a population of 2,810,892. Palakkad has a sex ratio of 1067 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 89.32%. Palakkad city has a literacy rate of 94.20%. The official language Malayalam is predominantly and widely spoken in the district, while Tamil forms the main language of over 6% of the district's population. Palakkad town consists of two railway stations namely Palakkad Town railway station and Palakkad Junction Railway station. Palakkad Junction is an important station on the Southern Railway. Palakkad has a medium grade network of roads like NH47 and NH213. The nearest Airport is at Coimbatore (Coimbatore International Airport) which is 60 kilometers from the City.
Talukas in Palakkad District