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Vavuniya (Tamil: வவுனியா, romanized: Vavuṉiyā, Sinhala: වවුනියාව, romanized: Vavuniyāva) is a city in the Northern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is also the main settlement in the Vavuniya District.

Vavuniya

வவுனியா
වවුනියාව
Skyline of Vavuniya
Vavuniya is located in Northern Province
Vavuniya
Vavuniya
Coordinates: 8°45′0″N 80°29′0″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333Coordinates: 8°45′0″N 80°29′0″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
DistrictVavuniya
DS DivisionVavuniya South (Tamil)
Government
 • TypeUrban Council
 • ChairmanIyaththurai Kanagiah (TNA)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total67,856
 • Density3,341/km2 (8,641/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)

The Security Forces Headquarters - Wanni is located in Vavuniya.

TransportEdit

Vavuniya railway station, which is located on the Northern Line connects Kankesanthurai (the northern terminus of the line) through to Colombo.[1] During the civil war Vavuniya was the terminus of the Northern Line.

Vavuniya airport, which is a air force base and a domestic airport is also located here.[2]

Vavuniya is situated in the middle of the Vanni region and is the gate to northern province where people can access all the northern cities quickly.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northern Line". railway.gov.
  2. ^ "VCCV VAVUNIYA".