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Kerala PSC - Districts of Kerala - Kollam

Kerala PSC - 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 was 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.
  • Punalloor 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 fresh water 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)
  • Ceramic factory at Kundara, Rare Earths Ltd. at Chavara, Punalur Paper Mills and Neendakara fishing port are in Kollam District.


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