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Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya

The Victoria Park is a public park located in Nuwara Eliya, next to the Nuwara Eliya Post Office in Sri Lanka.[1]

Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya
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Type Urban park
Location Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 6°58′9″N 80°46′05″E / 6.96917°N 80.76806°E / 6.96917; 80.76806Coordinates: 6°58′9″N 80°46′05″E / 6.96917°N 80.76806°E / 6.96917; 80.76806
Area 11 ha (27 acres)
Operated by Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council
Visitors 100,000 (local),
4000 – 5000 (foreign)
Status Open all year

Originally the park was the research field of Hakgala Botanical Garden. The park was formally named in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.[2] The park was established with the planting of its first tree, an Oak, by a visiting German Princess. The Nanu Oya River runs through the park, creating a number of small scenic lakes that greatly enhance the park's natural beauty. A large number of rare bird species can be found in the park. At the far end of the park is a small children's playground and miniature ridable railway.

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