PALAKKAD

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Palakkad is one of the few districts in Kerala that has no coastline. The district opens the state to the rest of the country through the Palakkad Gap with a width of 32 to 40 km. Its geographical position, historical background, educational status, tourism hot-spots and above all, the development activities that are carried out, are wide and varied. The district is one of the main granaries of Kerala and its economy is primarily agricultural. The district is also the land of palmyrahs. The present Palakkad district, as an administrative unit, was formed on the first of January 1957, comprising Palakad, Perinthalmanna, Ponnani, Ottapalam, Alathur and Chittur. Later when Malappuram District was formed excluding Thritala firka of Ponnani Taluk, Mankada firka and excluding Karkidamkunnu & Chetalloor amsoms of Perinthelmanna Taluk are transferred to that district and a new taluk was formed namely Mannarkkad. In 2013, Ottapalam taluk was bifurcated and Pattambi taluk was formed.

Elected Members  Lok Sabha
V.K. Sreekandan
Krishna Nivas, P.O. Shoranur, Palakkad-679121, Kerala
9447035000 (M) vksreekandan@gmail.com

Ramya Haridas
15/168, “Sabarmati”, Main Road,Alathur P.O., Palakkad District , Kerala-678541
Tel. (0492) 2222223, 09388849748 (M) alathurmp19@gmail.com

Demography

Basic Statistics
Sl.no. Demographic Label Value
1 Area in Sq.Km 4482
2 Headquarter Palakkad Town
3 Population 2,809,934 [ Rural – 2,133,124, Urban – 676,810 ]
4 Sex Ratio :- Males : Female 1000 : 1067
5 Density of Population (Persons per sq Km.) 627
6 Literacy Percentage 89.31 [ Scheduled Castes – 14.37,

Scheduled Tribes – 1.74 ]

7 Languages Malayalam & Tamil
8 Revenue Divisions 2
9 Taluks 6
10 Revenue Villages 157
11 District Panchayat 1
12 Number of divisions in District Panchayat 30
13 Block Panchayats 13
14 Number of wards in Block Panchayats 183
15 Grama Panchayats 88
16 No of wards in Grama Panchayats 2689
17 Muncipalities 7
18 Number of wards in Muncipalities 284
19 Parlimentary Constituencies 2
20 Assembly Constituencies 12
21 No of Educational District 3
22 No of Sub Educational District 12
23 No of District Treasuries 2
24 No of Sub Treasuries 13
25 No of Taluk Supply Offices 6
26 No of Sub Registarar Office 23
27 No of Sub Regional Transport Office 6
28 No of Motor Transport Check Post 5
29 No of Commercial Tax Check Post 14
30 No of Police Sub Division 4
31 No of Circle Stations 16
32 No of Police Stations 34
33 No of Excise Division Office 1
34 No of Excise Circle Office 7
35 No of Excise Range Office 13
36 No of Excise Check Posts 9
37 No of Forest Divisions 3
38 No of Fire & Rescue Stations 7
39 National Highways 47 & 966 ( Old 213 )
40 No of Medical Colleges 7 [ Alopathy – 4, Ayurveda – 3 ]
41 No of Rivers 1. Bharathapuzha/Nila.
[ Tributaries : Kalpathypuzha, Gayathri puzha, Kannadipuzha, Thuthapuzha ]
2. Bavani Puzha
42 No of Railway Divisions 1 ( Palakkad )
43 No of Major Railway Stations 2 ( Palakkad Jn. & Shornur Jn. )
44 No of Postal Divisions 2 ( Palakkad & Ottapalam )

District Collector  :  Tel: 0491-2505266 , 0491-2505566(F), 9387288266 / 9447633445 (M)
District Police Chief :  Tel: 0491- 2534011 , Mob: 9497996977

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