Jaffna

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Jaffna

யாழ்ப்பாணம்
යාපනය
City
Clockwise from top: Jaffna Public Library, Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Jaffna Fort, the Jaffna-Pannai-Kayts highway
Clockwise from top: Jaffna Public Library, Nallur Kandaswamy temple, Jaffna Fort, the Jaffna-Pannai-Kayts highway
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
DistrictJaffna
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • MayorYogeswari Patkunarajah (UPFA (EPDP))
Area
 • Total20.2 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
(2012)
 • Total88,138
 • Density4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
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Time zoneUTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)
WebsiteJaffna Municipal Council

Jaffna (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம், Yalpanam, Sinhalese: යාපනය Yāpanaya) is the capital city of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. The population of Jaffna is 88,138. Jaffna is Sri Lanka's 12th largest city.[1]The biggest of all in Jaffna is the Jaffna Fort and Nallur Kandasamy temple. The statue made out of gold was the man who was the person who put Sinhala people and Tamil people together.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sri Lanka: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer.

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