Palakkad, which was also called Palghat is a town located in Kerala. It is also a municipality, and administrative headquarters of the Palakkad District. The majority of people in the city speak Malayalam, which is also the official language of the city. It lies 350 km away from Thiruvananthapuram and 42 km away from Coimbatore if distance is estimated on Salem-Kanyakumari National Highway NH 47.
Also referred as the "land of Palmyra trees"; many poems, stories and novels revolving the palm trees of the land have been penned down since now. Several steps have been taken by the district authority so far to protect the region’s palm trees. The average literacy rate in the region is 81%. The various languages spoken in Palakkad are Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English. Some of the tourist attractions of the place are Palakkad Fort, Jainimedu Jain Temple, Malampuzha Dam and Gardens, Kanhirapuzha Dam, Kollengode etc. According to 12th five-year plan, an IIT would be incorporated in Palakkad.
1,363 km2 (526 sq mi)
According to 2011 Indian Census, the population of the region is 2,810,892.
Malayalam and English