Kollam Cantonment

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Kollam Cantonment
കന്‍റോണ്‍മെന്‍റ്
Neighbourhood
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.

History[edit]

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

The Kollam Corporation Town Hall, named the C. Kesavan Memorial Municipal Town Hall in the memory of C. Kesavan – a freedom fighter and former Chief Minister of erstwhile Travancore-Cochin state – is a decades-old building situated on the National Highway passing through the Cantonment.[8][9] The building is now one of the main venues for several cultural events and meetings.[10][11] Apart from the town hall, there are other buildings of note in the Cantonment area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kollam cantonment - Pincodes.info". Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Thangassery, Kollam - Kerala Tourism
  3. ^ About the City of Kollam
  4. ^ New proof for Pre-Portuguese mission in Kollam
  5. ^ "Tourmet - Thangassery, Kollam". Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "History of Kollam". Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  7. ^ A place in history - The Hindu
  8. ^ "C. Kesavan’s statue unveiled in Kollam". The Hindu. 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  9. ^ Kumar, Udaya (2009). "Subjects of New Lives". In Ray, Bharati. Different Types of History. Pearson Education India. pp. 322–323. ISBN 9788131718186. 
  10. ^ "New rent for town hall to be ratified today". The Hindu. 2007-06-16. Retrieved 2017-07-04. 
  11. ^ "A bridge to bypass choking traffic". The Hindu. 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2017-07-04.