Galle

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Galle (formerly Point de Galle) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo.wikipedia
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Sri Lanka

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Galle (formerly Point de Galle) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo.
The 19th-century Irish historian James Emerson Tennent theorized that Galle, a city in southern Sri Lanka, was the ancient seaport of Tarshish from which King Solomon is said to have drawn ivory, peacocks, and other valuables.

National Maritime Museum (Galle)

National Maritime MuseumNational Maritime Museum, GalleDutch Warehouse
Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbour, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla, the historic luxury hotel.
The National Maritime Museum in Galle, Sri Lanka is situated within Galle Fort.

Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District.
The Province's capital is Galle.

Galle Harbour

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Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbour, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla, the historic luxury hotel.
Galle Harbour is a natural harbour, located in Galle, on the south-western coast of Sri Lanka.

Galle International Stadium

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Galle is home to the Galle International Stadium, which is considered to be one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world.
Galle International Stadium is a cricket stadium in Galle, Sri Lanka, situated near the Galle fort and fringed on two sides by the Indian Ocean.

Unawatuna

Unawatuna in southern Sri LankaUnawatuna Beach
Important natural geographical features in Galle include Rumassala in Unawatuna, a large mound-like hill that forms the eastern protective barrier to Galle Harbour.
It is a suburb of Galle, about 5 km southeast to the city center and approximately 108 km south of Colombo.

Amangalla

Amangalla HotelDutch government houseNew Orient Hotel
Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbour, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla, the historic luxury hotel.
Amangalla is a 5-star franchise hotel belonging to the international group of Aman Resorts, located in Galle, Sri Lanka built within Galle Fort, the 17th-century Dutch fort, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Galle District

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Galle is the administrative capital of Southern Province, Sri Lanka and is the district capital of Galle District.
* Galle (Galle Municipal Council)

St. Mary's Cathedral, Galle

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Other prominent landmarks in Galle include the city's natural harbour, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Cathedral founded by Jesuit priests, one of the main Shiva temples on the island, and Amangalla, the historic luxury hotel.
It is a landmark in the city of Galle, Sri Lanka.

Colombo

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Galle (formerly Point de Galle) is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo.

Galle Trilingual Inscription

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In 1411, the Galle Trilingual Inscription, a stone tablet inscription in three languages, Chinese, Tamil and Persian, was erected in Galle to commemorate the second visit to Sri Lanka by the Chinese admiral Zheng He.
The Galle Trilingual Inscription is a stone tablet with an inscription in three languages, Chinese, Tamil and Persian, located in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Siege of Galle (1640)

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In 1640, the Portuguese were forced to surrender to the Dutch East India Company.
The Siege of the Portuguese fort Santa Cruz de Gale at Galle in 1640, took place during the Dutch–Portuguese and Sinhalese–Portuguese Wars.

Galle Fort

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The Galle fort is a world heritage site and is the largest remaining fortress in Asia built by European occupiers.
Galle Fort (ගාලු කොටුව Galu Kotuwa; காலிக் கோட்டை), in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

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On 26 December 2004, the city was devastated by the massive tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, which occurred off the coast of Indonesia a thousand miles away.

Dutch East India Company

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In 1640, the Portuguese were forced to surrender to the Dutch East India Company.
In 1640, the VOC obtained the port of Galle, Ceylon, from the Portuguese and broke the latter's monopoly of the cinnamon trade.

Galle Municipal Council

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The Galle Municipal Council governs the City of Galle, established under the Municipalities Ordinance of 1865.
The Galle Municipal Council is the local council for Galle, the capital city of Southern Province of Sri Lanka, the third level administrative division of the country.

Dutch Ceylon

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Galle reached the height of its development in the 18th century, during the Dutch colonial period.

Wijeyananda Dahanayake

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The first mayor of the city, Wijeyananda Dahanayake, was appointed in 1939; he later became the fifth Prime Minister of Ceylon.
He was born as a twin in the Galle and was named Don Wijeyananda Dahanayake.

All Saints College, Galle

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All Saints' College, founded in 1857 in Galle, Sri Lanka, is located in a Dutch fortress in a residential suburb of Galle known as the Galle Fort, on Light House Street.

Mahinda College

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Mahinda College is a Buddhist boys' school in Galle, Sri Lanka.

St. Aloysius' College, Galle

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St. Aloysius' College is a boys' high school located in Galle, the capital city of Southern Province in Sri Lanka.

Sinhalese people

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Galle is a sizeable city, by Sri Lankan standards, and has a population of 101,749 the majority of whom are of Sinhalese ethnicity.
Cities with a > 90% population include Hambantota, Galle, Gampaha, Kurunegala, Monaragala, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.

Galle International College

Galle International College (GIC) is an international school in Galle, Sri Lanka, serving ages 2–18.

Vidyaloka College

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Vidyaloka College is a boys' school in Galle, Sri Lanka.