Palakkad

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The district is nicknamed "the granary of Kerala" and "Rice bowl of Kerala".Coimbatore city of TamilNadu lies to the east of Palakkad. Palakkad is the gateway to Kerala due to the presence of the Palakkad Gap, in the Western Ghats but predominantly it’s a rural district. Palakkad is one of the hottest places in Kerala. There is sufficient rainfall. The district is blessed with many small and medium rivers, which are tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River.Palakkad is popularly known as land of Palmyra trees. Palakkad has a tropical wet and dry climate. Temperatures remain high throughout the year, with March and April being the hottest months. Vadakkanthara Thirupurakkal Bhagavathy temple is a popular Bhagavathy temple in Palakkad town situated at Vadakkanthara.Meenkulathi Bhagavathi and Perungottukavu Bhagavathi Temple isother famous Temple in Palakkad.
The nearest international airport is Coimbatore International Airport, which is about 62 km from Palakkad.In the 2011 census, Palakkad had a population of 2,810,892. 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, KonguVellalaGounders and proximity to TamilNadu.Palakkad Fort, Jainimedu Jain Temple, Kalpathy, MalampuzhaDam are some of the places of interest in Palakkad.
 

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Latitude: 10.7867303

Longitude: 76.6547932

The current time and date:05:56 pm Tuesday, May 23 2017

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