Kinniya

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Kinniya
Town
Bridge at Kinniya, Trincomalee District
Bridge at Kinniya, Trincomalee District
Kinniya is located in Sri Lanka
Kinniya
Kinniya
Coordinates: 8°29′0″N 81°11′0″E / 8.48333°N 81.18333°E / 8.48333; 81.18333
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
District Trincomalee
DS Division Kinniya
Government
 • Type Urban Council
 • Special Commissioner Secretary (UPFA)

Kinniya (Tamil: கிண்ணியா, Sinhalese: කින්නියා) is a second city located in Trincomalee District of the Eastern province of Sri Lanka. It is located about 20 km from the town of Trincomalee and 240 km from the national capital Colombo.

With over 85,000 [1] inhabitants, 97% of Kinniya residents are ethnic Muslims with the remaining being Tamils. It has more educationists and professionals from various fields.

It has marked as a first city surpassed with over 70,000 muslim inhabitants in srilanka[citation needed] and also have three parliamentarian within kinniya. And another asset of kinniya is, amount of lawyers count are far more than other cities of srilanka.

Located in Sri Lanka's dry zone, the Kinniya region often experiences hot and dry weather with very little precipitation. Sri Lanka's longest bridge is situated in this town, which is a tourist attraction in the area.

Being located on the Trincomalee Harbor, Kinniya was badly devastated by the massive Tsunami that resulted from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.

History Of Kinniya[edit]

Dr.Hilmy Friendship Park,Kinniya.jpg

Kinniya has an ancient footages of over 500 years history. A 400 years old Grand masjid in kinniya has reconstructed in 2002 by the Saudi Arabian government.[citation needed] The more Inhabitants from kinniya were the emigrand people from Morocco,Java,Pakistan and Afghanistan.[citation needed] Its name "Kinniya" defines the kinni tree which was the identity of the people of kinniya once upon a time.

Education[edit]

Kinniya has well educated structures from all streams such as,Medicine,Law,Engineering and academic staffs. Around 50 government schools are here.[citation needed] Government,private schools and higher education centers also situated for the education purposes.A few years ago,Due to the ethnic conflicts it had been suffered in education as unable to go to any places for higher studies.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "City Population". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

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Coordinates: 8°29′N 81°11′E / 8.483°N 81.183°E / 8.483; 81.183