Kollam district With Talukas in Kerala State

Kollam district With Talukas: Kollam district (formerly Quilon) is one of 14 districts of the state of Kerala, India. The district has many sources of waterbodies. Kallada River is one among it and the east side land of the river is EastKallada and the west side land is WestKallada. Kallada Boat race is one among the famous festival events of the district. Kollam is the capital of Kerala’s cashew industry. Plains, mountains, lakes, lagoons and backwaters, forests, farmland and rivers make up the topography of the district. Kollam district is located on the southwest coast of India, bordering the Laccadive Sea in the west, Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu state in the east, Kerala districts of Alappuzha in the north, Pathanamthitta in the northeast and Thiruvananthapuram in the south. Sasthamkotta Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala, is located in Kollam; this lake provides drinking water to the city of Kollam.The Kallada and the Ithikkara are the two major rivers. Kollam’s temperature is almost steady throughout the year. The average temperature ranges from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius. Summer usually runs from March until May; the monsoon begins by June and ends by September. Kollam receives an annual average rainfall of around 2,700 millimeters.

Kollam district

According to the 2011 census Kollam district has a population of 2,629,703. Kollam has a sex ratio of 1113  females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 93.77 percent. In 2001 Indian Census Muslim population is 4, 74,071 (18.34%), Hindu 16, 85,044 (65.18%), and Christian 4, 23,745 (16.39%).Kollam is administratively divided into 6 taluks. They are Kollam, Karunagappally, Kunnathur, neighbouringKottarakkara, Punalur and Pathanapuram, which are subdivided into 104 villages. Kollam is well-connected to all parts of the state by bus and train service. It is also neighboring states by frequent bus service operated by the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Indian Railways. Asramam Airport in Kollam City was the first airport of Kerala. The first flight to Kerala landed in Kollam Airport. The district is having a fairly good network of waterways. The State Water Transport Department operates boat services to West Kallada, Munroe Island and Alappuzha. Kollam district is very famous because of its interest in hockey. According to the 2001 census, Kollam has an overall literacy rate of 91.18 percent; the male literacy rate is 94.43 percent and the female rate is 88.18 percent. Kollam has a number of privately owned and state- owned educational institutions. In Engineering field there was four Govt. Engineering College and one Aided College.

Talukas in Kollam district

Kollam Kottarakkara
Karunagappally Pathanapuram