Valikamam

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Valikamam
வலிகாமம்
වැලිගම
Region
Valikamam is located in Sri Lanka
Valikamam
Valikamam
Coordinates: 09°45′N 80°01′E / 9.750°N 80.017°E / 9.750; 80.017Coordinates: 09°45′N 80°01′E / 9.750°N 80.017°E / 9.750; 80.017
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
Largest city Jaffna
Divisional Secretariats
Area
 • Total 344.2 km2 (132.9 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 358,991
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)

Valikamam (Tamil: வலிகாமம் valikāmam, Sinhala: වැලිගම) is one of the three historic regions of Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka. The other two regions are Thenmarachchi and Vadamarachchi. Valikamam is sometimes spelt Valikaamam or Valigamam.

Etymology[edit]

Valikamam translates to "the sandy village" in English. It is derived from the Tamil words vali (sand) and kamam (village).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valikaamam". TamilNet. 15 June 2007.