Vadamarachchi

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Vadamarachchi
வடமராட்சி
වඩමාරච්චි
Region
Vadamarachchi is located in Sri Lanka
Vadamarachchi
Vadamarachchi
Coordinates: 09°42′N 80°19′E / 9.700°N 80.317°E / 9.700; 80.317Coordinates: 09°42′N 80°19′E / 9.700°N 80.317°E / 9.700; 80.317
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Northern
District Jaffna
Largest town Point Pedro
Divisional Secretariats
Area
 • Total 238.6 km2 (92.1 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 106,179
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)

Vadamarachchi (Tamil: வடமராட்சி Vaṭamarāṭci, Sinhalese: වඩමාරච්චි) is one of the three historic regions of Jaffna peninsula in northern Sri Lanka. The other two regions are Thenmarachchi and Valikamam. Vadamarachchi is sometimes spelt Vadamarachi, Vadamaraachi or Vadamaraadchi.

Etymology[edit]

Vadamarachchi translates to "possession of northerners" or "rule of the northerners" in English. It is derived from the Tamil words vadamar (northerners) and achchi (possession or rule).[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vadamaraadchi". TamilNet. 22 January 2009.