Jaffna District, the northernmost region of the island of , is one of the oldest inhabited places in lower South Asia and populated mainly by Tamil speaking people.
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Notable Places in the Area

is a fort built by the at Jaffna, in 1618 under Phillippe de Oliveira following the Portuguese invasion of Jaffna. Photo: Rehman, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Jaffna Archaeological Museum is located in Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Photo: Anton 17, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a public university in the city of Jaffna in . is situated 2½ km northeast of Jaffna.

is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jaffna located in Gurunagar, a suburb of Jaffna in northern .The cathedral is also known locally as Periye Kovil. is situated 1½ km southeast of Jaffna. Photo: Ghostface Buddha, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Localities in the Area

is an affluent suburb in Jaffna, . It is located 3 km south from Jaffna city centre. is situated 2½ km northeast of Jaffna.

is a suburb in the northern city of Jaffna. is situated 4 km north of Jaffna.

is a village located in the northern of . is situated 6 km north of Jaffna.


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