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[gahl] /gɑl/

a seaport in SW Sri Lanka.
a port in SW Sri Lanka; along with other coastal settlements, it suffered badly in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Pop: 90 270 (2001) Former name Point de Galle


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