Palakkad district

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Palakkad District is one of the 14 districts of the Indian state of Kerala. Also, it is the largest district in kerala from 2006. 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 24.4% urbanised according to the census of 2011. The district is nicknamed "the granary of Kerala" and "Rice bowl of Kerala".[1]

Palaklad Govt. Victoria College Entrance

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According to the 2011 census Palakkad district has a population of 2,810,892,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Jamaica[3] or the US state of Utah.[4] This gives it a ranking of 138th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 627 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,620/sq mi).[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 7.39%.[2] Palakkad has a sex ratio of 1067 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 89.32%. Palakkad city has a literacy rate of 94.20%[2]

Languages[change | change source]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Rice bowl' will loose 30,000 hectares if conversion legalised". The Hindu. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-10-01. Jamaica 2,868,380 July 2011 est
  4. "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Utah 2,763,885

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