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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.