English is the official language. The district is opened to the remainder of the state through the Palakkad Gap that is thirty two to forty kilometre wide. one in every of the key barns in Kerala, this district is principally agricultural. There are seven municipalities, thirteen block panchayats and eighty-eight-gram panchayats within the district. District panchayats are the best within the Panchayati rule system. The District Collector has management over the assorted offices of the district and therefore the officers of the District Collectorate. The ancient history of Palakkad is a mystery. Valluvakonathiri (ruler of Valluvanad), rulers of Venkunadu (Kollengode Rajas) and Shekharivarma Rajas of Palakkady are the foremost necessary rulers of the region once Perumals. step by step these became a part of the Malabar District of the Madras Presidency. a brand new taluka known as Mannarghat was shaped consisting of nineteen villages of the previous Perinthalmanna taluk.