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Jaffna (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம் Yalpanam, Sinhalese: යාපනය Yāpanaya) is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jaffna district located on a peninsula of the same name. With a population of 88,138, Jaffna is Sri Lanka's 12th largest city. Jaffna is approximately six miles away from Kandarodai which served as a famous emporium in the Jaffna peninsula from classical antiquity. Jaffna's suburb, Nallur served as the capital of the four centuries-long medieval Jaffna kingdom. Prior to the Sri Lankan civil war, it was Sri Lanka's second most populated city after the commercial capital Colombo. The 1980s insurgent uprising led to extensive damage, expulsion of part of the population, and military occupation.

Population: 169,102

Latitude: 9° 40' 6.42" N
Longitude: 80° 00' 26.71" E

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  • Chunnakam

    Chunnakam (Tamil: சுன்னாகம், Sinhala: චුන්නාකම් CHUNNNAKAM) is a big town, located six miles north of the city of Jaffna. It is one of the important commercial centers in Jaffna.

  • Keerimalai

    Keerimalai (Tamil: கீரிமலை kīrimalai) is a town in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. Naguleswaram temple is located in this suburb also a mineral water spring called Keerimalai Springs reputed for its curative properties.

  • 1989 Valvettiturai massacre

    The 1989 Valvettiturai massacre occurred on August 2 and 3, 1989 in the small coastal town of Valvettiturai, on the Jaffna Peninsula in Sri Lanka. Approximately 64 minority Sri Lankan Tamil civilians were killed by soldiers belonging to the Indian P…

  • Palali

    Palali (Tamil: பலாலி) is a small town in the North Sri Lankan city of Jaffna. It has an important airport. Both military and small civilian aircraft land there.

  • Manipay

    Manipay or Maanippaai (Tamil: மானிப்பாய்) is an affluent town in the northern Jaffna District of Sri Lanka. The original name of Manipay is Periya pulam. It was a mission location when the American Ceylon Mission (ACM) came to Sri Lanka in the 19th …

  • Batticotta Seminary

    The Batticotta Seminary was an educational institute founded by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM)'s American Ceylon Mission at Vaddukodai, in the Jaffna Peninsula north Sri Lanka in 1823. It was closed in 1855. The rea…

  • Vaddukoddai

    Vaddukoddai (also spelt Vattukkottai, Vatukotai, Vattukotai) (Tamil: வட்டுக்கோட்டை) is small but important town in the minority Sri Lankan Tamil dominated Jaffna peninsula of Sri Lanka. It became prominent with the founding of Asia’s first modern un…

  • Kondavil

    Kondavil (Tamil: கோண்டாவில்) is a suburb north of the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna, in the Jaffna Peninsula where there are lots of temples available for prayer, such as உப்புமட பிள்ளையார் கோவில், காளிகோவில் and so forth.