Kollam Cantonment

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Kollam Cantonment
Kollam Cantonment is located in Kollam
Kollam Cantonment
Kollam Cantonment
Kollam Cantonment is located in Kerala
Kollam Cantonment
Kollam Cantonment
Kollam Cantonment is located in India
Kollam Cantonment
Kollam Cantonment
Location in Kollam, India
Coordinates: 8°52′52″N 76°35′57″E / 8.881160°N 76.599078°E / 8.881160; 76.599078
Country  India
State Kerala
City Kollam
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
Area code(s) 0474
Lok Sabha constituency Kollam
Civic agency Kollam Municipal Corporation
Avg. summer temperature 34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 22 °C (72 °F)
Website http://www.kollam.nic.in

Kollam Cantonment (Malayalam: കൊല്ലം കന്‍റോണ്‍മെന്‍റ്) (originally Quilon Cantonment) is a residential neighbourhood in the city of Kollam. It arose as a cantonment of the British Raj in the 17th century, it is now a thickly populated area of the city of Kollam. Some of the important business centres, shopping complexes and Government offices are located here.[1] Kollam Junction railway station is also located near to cantonment area.


City of Kollam(Quilon) was a famous trade hub in British India. Kollam Port was a flourishing and favorite port of Phoenicians, Arabs and Chinese traders. Old Quilon city was conquered by Portuguese, Dutch and British people during 16th to 18th centuries.[2][3][4][5][6] As Kollam was an important town with public offices, a British garrison was stationed in Kollam which was subsequently reduced to a native regiment, as a protective force for the then Maharaja of the erstwhile state of Travancore. The garrison was situated at the Cantonment Maidan during those days.[7]

Public/Private institutions situated at Kollam Cantonment area[edit]

Bhima Jewellers situated at Kollam Cantonment area