English is the official language. Palakkad is one in every of the fourteen districts within the state of Kerala. The present Palakkad district was well-grooved as associate unit on first January 1957 including Palakkad, Perinthalmanna, Ponnani, Ottapalam, Alathur and Chittoor. Pattambi Taluk divided by Ottapalam Taluk in 2013. there's Associate in Nursing workplace close to the Collectorate. The district police officer assists the district collector for law and order. once the rule of the Perumals, the country was divided among these nobles. Haider Ali's facilitate persuaded Zamor to retreat. The war between yellow jacaranda and also the East Indies Company finished with the accord of 1872 and every one the property of yellow jacaranda in Malabar was given to the land. While maintaining the Trinithala firka in conjunction with the Ottapalam taluk, the villages of Vadakkekad, Punnoor, and Punnoorkulam were brought below the Chaughat taluk of Trichur district.