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This is a picture of FAMILY MART, a shopping centre in Kollam district.

Kollam district, earlier called Quilon district, is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India. The district is representative of all the natural attributes of Kerala, and is endowed with a long coastal region, a major sea port on the Arabian Sea, plains and the mountains, lakes, lagoons and Kerala Backwaters, forests and the farm land, and rivers and streams. The area had mercantile relationship with Phoenicians and the Romans.

About thirty per cent of this district is covered by the Ashtamudi Lake, thereby making it a gateway to the Kerala Backwaters. India’s most popular English magazine India Today has rated Kollam as the best district in the country in terms of law and order and social harmony. The district is 18.02% urbanised.
Kollam district has five administrative sub-divisions (talukas), namely, Karunagappally, Kunnathur, Pathanapuram, Kottarakara, and Kollam.

The district is divided on geographical and functional basis for purposes of general administration. Geographically the district is divided into Revenue Divisions, five Taluks and 104 Villages. District administration is carried out through the various Departments of the State Government each of which has an office of its own the district level.

The District Collector is a key functionary of government having large powers and responsibilities. He has a duel role to play both as the agent of the government and also as the representative of the people in the District. He is responsible for the maintenance of the law and order.

The District Collector is the head of the Land Revenue Department in the District, with other Revenue officers, Additional District Magistrate, Sub Collectors, Tahsildars and Special Tahsildars for five Taluks, Special Tahsildar in special offices, Deputy Tahsildars, and village officers reporting to the collector.

The district has a single revenue division with its headquarters at Kollam.

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  • Copyright: Vinushka Vinu (vinu) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 11] (129)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-03-24
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 11:07
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