Kollegal Town

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Kollegal Town, 1908

This section has been extracted from

THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.

OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.

Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts. Some units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.


Head-quarters of the taluk of the same name in Coimbatore District, Madras, situated in 12 degree 10' N. and 77 degree 7' E., in the extreme north-west corner of the District. Population (1901), 13,729. It is well-known for its gold-laced cloths and kerchiefs. Some of the silk cloths made here cost as much as Rs. 300 each, or even more, according to the quantity and quality of the gold and silver embroidery, which, in the highest priced cloths, is woven in intricate and elegant designs into the texture of the cloth while still on the loom.

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