1. Formed on - july 1, 1949.
  2. Kollam formerly known as - Ten Vanchi, Desinganadu and Jayasimha Nadu.
  3. Kollam was known as Panthalayani in Malabar and Kurakani in Thiruvithamcore .
  4. Architect - Sapil Eso( syrian ).
  5. Cooperation - 1
  6. Taluk - 6.
  7. Municipalities - 3
  8. Legislative assembly - 11
  9. Lok sabha - 1.
  10. Rivers - Kallada river , Ithikkara river.
  11. District mentioned in Unnuneeli sandesam and Sukha sandesham.
  12. Ibn battuta called kollam as best city in Kerala.
  13. Marcopolo(Italy) Visited Kollam in - 1293 AD
  14. 80 % cashewnut factories are in Kollam.
  15. Kollam is the district having shortest coastal area- 37 km.
  16. Sasthamkotta lake - largest freshwater lake in Kerala.
  17. Ashtamudi Lake is the Second largest lake in Kerala.
  18. Famous Neendakara Estuary is in Ashtamudi Lake.
  19. Neendakara fisheries project was established in Kollam with the help of Norway - 1953
  20. Kallada Project is the biggest irrigation project in Kerala.
  21. Punalur is the hottest place in Kerala.
  22. Oldest Hanging Bridge in Kerala is at Punalur across Kallada river (1877) architect- Albert Henry.
  23. Coastal areas in Kollam are famous for Ilmenite and Monazite Deposits.
  24. Famous Palaruvi waterfalls is in Kollam.
  25. Aryankavu pass is in Kollam.
  26. Jadayu Para, Thirumullavaram beach, Thangassery Light House are in Kollam.
  27. First Paper mill in Kerala is established at Punalur.
  28. Thenmala is the First Eco Tourism Project in India. It is in Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary.
  29. Thenmala is the first butterfly Safari park in Asia.
  30. TKM College is the first private engineering college in Kerala.
  31. The first railway route in Travancore - Kollam - Chenkotta. (1904).
  32. First Abkari court in Kerala is at Kottarakkara.
  33. The first Tsunami museum in India is situated in Azhikkal.
  34. Kerala’s first non village union started at Maruthamalai in Kollam.
  35. Ashtamudi and Sasthamcotta lakes are included in Ramsar Wetlands list.
  36. Oachira Parabrahma Temple( no side wall ), Kottukal Cave Temple, Aryankavu Ayyappa Temple, Achankovil Ayyappa Temple are famous pilgrim centres in Kollam.
  37. Ochira Kali and Panthrandu vilakku are the major festival of Oachira Parabrahma temple.
  38. Ramanattam old form of Kathakali was originated in Kottarakkara by Kottarakkara Thampuran.
  39. The historic place Kundara where the great warrior Veluthampi Dalawa issued Kundara Proclamation in 1809 is in Kollam district.
  40. Kerala Ceramics Limited is situated at Kundara.
  41. Laksham Veedu project was firstly introduced at chithara (M N Govindan Nair).
  42. The only one Duryodhana temple in Kerala is at Malanada.
  43. Headquarters of SNDP is in Kollam.
  44. Chattambi Swami Memorial is at Panmana.
  45. World’s longest bamboo tree was discovered from Pattazhi in Kollam district.
  46. Consumer fed’s mobile unit Triveni was started in Kollam.
  47. Asia’s biggest Turkey farm is situated at Kureepuzha.
  48. The headquarters of SNDP Cheena Kottaram etc are in Kollam.
  49. Premo pipe factory is in Chavara.
  50. The highly radiated place in Kerala is Karunagappally.
  51. Asramam Maithanam, Peeranki Maithanam, Adichanallur etc are in Kollam.
  52. Kottukal cave temple is at  Chadayamangalam.
  53. Seaplane service is started in Ashtamudi lake.
  54. The first tourist Seaplane Service launched in India - Kerala.
  55. The inaugural flight being operated by Kairali Aviation.
  56. Now this Project is operated by Wings Aviation.
  57. Chathanpara is in Kollam.
  58. Other name of Neendakara Bridge is Sethu Lakshmi Bayi Bridge
  59. First book publishing Centre in Kerala -  ST Reddiar Sons , 1886
  60. First Cotton mill in Kerala is in Kollam - 1881
  61. Kerala State Institute of Rural Development - Kottarakkara
  62. Headquarters of Ilay Idathu Swaroopam that is a branch of Venad Kingdom - Kottarakkara.
  63. First Community Tourism Project Started in Kerala - Munroe Thuruth.
  64. Smallest Taluk in Kerala - Kunnathoor.
  65. Perumon Tragedy - 1988 , july 8  - Ashtamudi lake - ISland Express.
  66. Indian Rare Earth Factory - Chavara( France cooperated ).
  67. Largest producer of Prawn, ellu
  68. Amritanandamayi Ashram - Vallikavu.
  69. NW 3 - Kollam Kottapuram.
  70. Portuguese built fort in Tankaseri in Kollam.
  71. SV Patel Police Museum - Kollam.
  72. According to indian medical council 5 th in the number of cancer patients.
  73. District known as Prince of arabian sea.
  74. Titanium sponge iron factory.
  75. Esic medical college is in parippally.
  76. Travancore play wood factories - Punalur.
  77. Puttingal tragedy - 107 members died- 2016 April 10.
  78. Munroe island is in Ashtamudi kayal.
  79. Kannuketti kayal-  Sree Narayana Trophy Jalolsavam.
  80. SH 8 - second longest state highway - Punalur Muvattupuzha.
  81. Rose Hills Darpa Kulam is in Kollam.
  82. First Kandal research centre - Ayiramthengu.
  83. 1936 - Travancore psc first chairman - C Kesavan.
  84. Fully aadhaar enrolment kerala’s first village- Melilla.
  85. Lal Bahadur Sastri Stadium - Kollam.