Kollam Metropolitan Area

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Kollam Metropolitan Area
കൊല്ലം നഗര സമൂഹം
Kollam Urban Agglomeration
Urban Agglomeration
From top clockwise: Aerial view of Residency Road in Kollam city, Coastal Road in Paravur, A high-rise apartment building in Ramankulangara, Ashtamudi Lake view from Chavara, H&J Shopping Mall in Karunagappally
From top clockwise: Aerial view of Residency Road in Kollam city, Coastal Road in Paravur, A high-rise apartment building in Ramankulangara, Ashtamudi Lake view from Chavara, H&J Shopping Mall in Karunagappally
Nickname(s): KMA
Kollam Metropolitan Area is located in India
Kollam Metropolitan Area
Kollam Metropolitan Area
Location in India
Coordinates: 8°53′N 76°36′E / 8.88°N 76.60°E / 8.88; 76.60Coordinates: 8°53′N 76°36′E / 8.88°N 76.60°E / 8.88; 76.60
Country  India
State Kerala
District Kollam
Government
 • Body City Corporation of Kollam
Area
 • Total 181 km2 (70 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 1,351,000
 • Density 7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-02(Kollam),
KL-23(Karunagappalli),
KL-24(Kottarakkara),
KL-25(Punalur),
KL-61(Kunnathur),
KL 15(KSRTC)
Nearest city Kollam
Sex ratio 1095 /
Lok Sabha constituencies Kollam, Mavelikkara(Part), Alappuzha(Part)
Planning agency Kollam Development Authority (KDA)
Civic agency City Corporation of Kollam

Kollam Metropolitan Area or Kollam Urban Agglomeration is the 14th largest Urban Agglomeration in South India and 7th largest in Kerala.

The metropolitan area, constituted on the basis of 2011 census data, consists of Kollam Municipal Corporation (Quilon), 2 municipalities, 22 Panchayaths and parts of 2 Panchayaths, the two municipalities are Paravur and Karunagappalli. The 21 Panchayaths are Adichanalloor, Adinad, Ayanivelikulangara, Chavara, Elampalloor, Kallelibhagom, Kottamkara, Kulasekharapuram, Mayyanad, Meenad, Nedumpana, Oachira, Panayam, Panmana, Perinad, Poothakkulam, Thazhuthala, Thodiyoor, Thrikkaruva, Thrikkovilvattom, and Vadakkumthala. Outgrowth of Neendakara, Eravipuram and Thrikkadavoor panchayaths are also included in the Kollam Metropolitan Area.[2][3][4]

Constituents of the urban agglomeration[edit]

No. Location Type
1 Kollam City corporation
2 Neendakara Outgrowth (Merged to city corporation)
3 Eravipuram Outgrowth (Merged to city corporation)
4 Thrikkadavoor Outgrowth (Merged to city corporation)
5 Paravur Municipality
6 Karunagappalli Municipality
7 Adichanalloor Census Town
8 Adinad Census Town
9 Ayanivelikulangara Census Town
10 Chavara Census Town
11 Elampalloor Census Town
12 Kallelibhagom Census Town
13 Kottamkara Census Town
14 Kulasekharapuram Census Town
15 Mayyanad Census Town
16 Meenad Census Town
17 Nedumpana Census Town
18 Oachira Census Town
19 Panayam Census Town
20 Panmana Census Town
21 Perinad Census Town
22 Poothakkulam Census Town
23 Thazhuthala Census Town
24 Thodiyoor Census Town
25 Thrikkaruva Census Town
26 Thrikkovilvattom Census Town
27 Vadakkumthala Census Town

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demographia World Urban Areas" (PDF). Demographia. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Thrikadavur becomes part of Kollam city". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kollam Urban Region". Census 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kollam city population Census". census2011.co.in. Retrieved 16 December 2013.