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Kollam district is located on the southwest coast of India, bordering Laccadive Sea in the west, the state of Tamil Nadu in the east, Kerala district of Alappuzha in the north, Pathanamthitta in the northeast and Thiruvananthapuram in the south. It covers 2,492 square kilometres (962 sq mi). 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.
SasthamkottaLake, the largest freshwater lake in Kerala, is located in Kollam; this lake provides drinking water to the city of Kollam.About 30 percent of the district is covered by Ashtamudi Lake, making it a gateway to the Kerala backwaters.Kollam district is moderately industrialized. Two government enterprises (the Indian Rare Earths Limited in Chavara and Parvathi Mills) are among the industries in Kollam. Kollam is approved by the central government as a "centre of cashew industry". Around 81,438 hectares (314.43 sq mi) of land is under forest cover, mainly in the eastern portion of the district (including the Thenmala, Punalur and a portion of the Achencoil forest divisions).The district has a total cultivated area of 218,267 hectares (842.73 sq mi). Paddy, tapioca, coconut, rubber, pepper, banana, mango and cashews are the prominent crops.
Two major rivers, the Kallada and Ithikkara, flow through Kollam.Backwater tourism is an activity enjoyed in Kollam; Ashtamudi Lake, Paravur, Munroe Island, and Alumkadavu are the main backwater destinations.
 

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Latitude: 8.8932118

Longitude: 76.6141396

The current time and date:12:30 am Monday, Jun 26 2017

Attractions @ Kollam

AlumkadavuAlumkadavu

Alumkadavu, a small village famous for coir-waft and wood-made kett..

Ashtamudi-BackwatersAshtamudi Backwaters

The Ashtamudi lake, surrounded by red cliffs and swaying coconut pa..

Sasthamkotta-LakeSasthamkotta Lake

Sasathamcotta Lake or Sasathamkotta Lake, likewise sorted as a wetl..

Kollam-BeachKollam Beach

Kollam Beach, otherwise called Mahatma Gandhi Beach, is a delightfu..

Achankovil-templeAchankovil temple

One of the main temples of Lord Ayyappa, it is accepted that the ic..

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