Kollam

Basic information

Head quarters
Kollam


Area
2491 sq km


Religions
Hindu, Muslim, Christian


Population
26,29,703


Population Density
1038 persons/sq km

Literacy
93.77%


Came into existence
July 1, 1949


Taluks
Punalur, Kunnathur, Kottarakkara, Karunagappally and Kollam


Revenue Division
Kollam


Tourist attractions
Thenmala, Palaruvi waterfalls, Thenmala, Thirumullavaram beach, Varkala beach etc


Altitude
5 m above sea level


Telephone code
0474


About

kollam Kollam district which was formerly known as Quilon is popularly called as the ‘God’s own Capital’. This district has a long coastal area and there is also a major sea port. Kollam is the gateway to the backwaters of Kerala and here lies the Ashtamudi Kayal which constitutes around 30% of this district. This place experience summer and cold climates and the temperature is steady all year. Kollam is surrounded by Tamil Nadu state in the East, Thiruvananthapuram district in the South, Arabian Sea in the West, Alappuzha district in the North and Pathanamthitta district in the North east. Kollam is the 7th largest district of Kerala.

The topography consists of lakes, rivers, mountains, backwaters, forests and farms. The only freshwater lake in Kerala called Sasthamkotta Lake is in this district. The main rivers are Kallada River and Ithikkara River. A major fishing port called Neendakara is located on the banks of Ashtamudi. A large area of this district is covered by forests and there is a Wildlife Sanctuary here called as Shenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary.

The main religions found here are Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. There are many pilgrim centers for the people of each community. Some of the famous pilgrim centers include Oachira Temple, Kottarakkara Sree Mahaganapathy Temple, St.Casmir Church Mathilil, St.Mary’s church, Valiyapalli, etc. The ashram of the spiritual leader Mata Amrithanandamayi Devi called Amritapuri is also located here. There are many tourist destinations in Kollam such as Palaruvi waterfalls, Thenmala, Agastyamala, Varkala Beach, Ashtamudi Kayal etc.

Many private and state owned Educational institutions are there in Kollam which includes Schools, Arts and Science colleges, Engineering colleges, Medical colleges etc. Kollam is well connected with all places by means of roadways, railways and waterways.Kollam is famous for the Cashew trading industry and is approved by the Government as the ‘Center of cashew Trading’. The major crops grown here include paddy, coconut, tapioca, rubber, pepper, banana, mango etc. A section of the people here makes their livelihood by fishing. Animal rearing is another industry in Kollam is said to have the largest population of Livestock.

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Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…

Ph : 123456


Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…

Ph : 123456


Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…

Ph : 123456
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