Chavakachcheri (Tamil: சாவகச்சேரி Cāvakaccēri, Sinhala: ජාවකච්චේරි Jāvakachchēri) is a big town in the Jaffna peninsula of Jaffna District, Northern Province, Sri Lanka. It may have Javanese origins, as the name "Chaavaka+cheari" literally means Javanese settlement (there are also some references to a Javanese fort in northern Sri Lanka). The town may date back to the Southeast Asian occupation of Yalpanam, where certain settlements and forts were established by Chandrabhanu to maintain hegemony over the overseas colony. The town is governed by an Urban Council. Chavakachcheri has been badly devastated in the Sri Lankan Civil War.
Latitude: 9° 38' 59.99" N
Longitude: 80° 08' 60.00" E
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