Colombuthurai

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Colombuthurai
கொழும்புத்துறை
කොලොම්තර
Suburb
Colombuthurai is located in Northern Province
Colombuthurai
Colombuthurai
Colombuthurai is located in Sri Lanka
Colombuthurai
Colombuthurai
Coordinates: 9°39′16.00″N 80°02′29.80″E / 9.6544444°N 80.0416111°E / 9.6544444; 80.0416111Coordinates: 9°39′16.00″N 80°02′29.80″E / 9.6544444°N 80.0416111°E / 9.6544444; 80.0416111
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
DS Division Jaffna
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Jaffna
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 3,431
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Post Codes 4136010-4136015
Telephone Codes 021
Vehicle registration NP

Colombuthurai (Tamil: கொழும்புத்துறை, translit. Koḻumputtuṟai; Sinhalese: කොලොම්තර Kolomtara) is a suburb of the city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka.[2] Colombuthurai means "the port at the bending point" in Tamil and is derived from the Tamil words kolu (plough point) and thurai (port).[3] The suburb is divided into two village officer divisions (Colombuthurai East and Colombuthurai West) whose combined population was 3,431 at the 2012 census.[1]

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