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Vadamarachchi (Tamil: வடமராட்சி Vaṭamarāṭci, Sinhala: වඩමාරච්චි) is one of the three historic regions of the Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka. The other two regions are Thenmarachchi and Valikamam. Alternative spellings include Vadamarachi, Vadamaraachi or Vadamaraadchi.

Vadamarachchi

வடமராட்சி
වඩමාරච්චි
Region
Vadamarachchi is located in Sri Lanka
Vadamarachchi
Vadamarachchi
Coordinates: 09°42′N 80°19′E / 9.700°N 80.317°E / 9.700; 80.317Coordinates: 09°42′N 80°19′E / 9.700°N 80.317°E / 9.700; 80.317
Country Sri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
DistrictJaffna
Largest townPoint Pedro
Divisional Secretariats
Area
 • Total238.6 km2 (92.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total106,179
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)

EtymologyEdit

Vadamarachchi translates to "possession of northerners" or "rule of the northerners" in English. It is derived from the Tamil words vadamar (northerners) and achchi (possession or rule).[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vadamaraadchi". TamilNet. 22 January 2009.