Assistant Facts on Kerala

Districts of Kerala – Kollam

  • Year of formation: 1949, July 1


  • Main River: Kallada


  • Desinganad is the former name of Kollam.


  • Thenmala Eco-Tourism Project, the first of its Kind in India is in Kollam District, at Thenmala, started in 1988.


  • World’s longest bamboo trees were discovered at Pattazhi in Kollam.


  • The biggest irrigation project in Kerala, Kallada Dam across river Kallada is in Kollam District. It is located in the Chentaruni Wildlife sanctuary.


  • Kollam district is a centre of cashew industry and fishing (Neendakara).


  • Neendakara fisheries project was established in Kollam with the help of Norway in 1953.


  • Punaloor is the hottest place in Kerala


  • The famous Aryankavu pass is in Kollam


  • Ramanattam old form of Kathakali was originated in Kottarakkara by Kottarakkara Thampuran.


  • Lakshamveedu project was firstly introduced in Chithara (Kollam)


  • The concept of Lakshamveedu project by M.N. Govindan Nair, the housing minister of Kerala.


  • Asramam maithanam, Peerangi maithanam, Adichanellur etc are in Kollam.


  • The city of Kollam is on the bank of Ashtamudy Lake.


  • The biggest freshwater lake in Kerala Sasthamkottah backwater is in Kollam District.


  • Kerala Institute of Folklore and Rural Development is at Kottarakkara.


  • Chattambi Swami attained samadhi in Panmana (Kollam District)


  • The ceramic factory at Kundara, Rare Earths Ltd. at Chavara, Punalur Paper Mills and Neendakara fishing port are in Kollam District.