Friday, February 3, 2023

KOLLAM District

 

BASIC INFO

• The place known as ‘Gods own Capital‘.
• The district formerly known as Desinganad.
• The district known Thenvanchi.
• The district having shortest coastline in Kerala (37 km).
• Coastal areas in Kollam are famous for ilmenite and monazite deposits.
• The district with most number of Cashew nut factory.
• The district which is in highest production of Sesame.
• The district known as the prince of Arabian Sea.
• Southernmost railway Junction in Kerala.
• Neendakara and Sakthikulangara are twin fishing harbours.
• Vayomitram Project of Kerala Government is first started in the district.
• Second longest Railway platform in the world.
• The district which is the highest producer of Prawn cultivation in Kerala.
• First Tourist Seaplane service in India was started in the district.
• Peeranki Maithanam is located in the district.
• Thangassery beach is situated in the district.
• Thirumullavaram Beach is a beautiful picnic centre in the district.
• The Palaruvi fall is a waterfall located in the district.
• The consumer fed started its first mobile Triveni Unit in the district.


• First Europeans who trade with the Kollam Region- Portuguese
• First Paper Mill in Kerala- Punalur
• First Hanging Bridge in Kerala- Punalur
• First Clay Factory in Kerala- Kundara
• First Government Aided Engineering Institution in Kerala- T K M Engineering College (1958)
• First coastal Police station in Kerala- Kottarakkara
• First ESIC Medical College in Kerala- Parippally
• First Railway Line in Travancore- Kollam to Chenkotta (1904)
• The Railway station was build by- Sreemoolam Thirunal Ramavarma
• First Neera plant in Kerala-Kaipuzha
• Only Turkey Farm in Kerala under control of Kerala Government- Kureepuzha
• The hottest place in Kerala- Punalur
• India’s first Titanium sponge plant is located at – Chavara
• First Tsunami museum in India- Azhikkal
• Smallest Taluk in Kerala- Kunnathur
• Kerala’s first community tourism programme was started at- Munroe Island
• First Kaushal Kendra in Kerala- Chavara
• First Textile mill in Kerala- Kollam

 

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