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Native amePalakkad
Other namePalghat
ChairmanMr.Abdul Khudoos(Congress)
Altitude84 m
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone91 491
VehicleKL-9(District), Municipality codes

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Palakkad ( ), formerly known as Palghat, is a municipality and a town in the state of Kerala in southern India, spread over an area of 26.60 km2.The city is situated about 350 km (217.5 mi) north of state capital Thiruvananthapuram. It is the administrative headquarters of Palakkad District. Palakkad lies near the Palghat Gap, a pass or natural depression through the Western Ghats ranges that run parallel to the west coast of India, and connects Kerala to the plains of the state of Tamil Nadu to the east.Kerala would have an IIT in Palakkad under the 12th five-year plan. The land belonging to the Instrumentation Limited in Palakkad was finally chosen for the project.Since the IITs are set up by an act of Parliament, the whole process is the centre's prerogative, and the state government has only a limited role.

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