Trincomalee (English: ; Tamil: திருகோணமலை, romanized: Tirukōṇamalai; Sinhala: ත්රිකුණාමළය, romanized: Trikuṇāmaḷaya) also known as Gokanna/Gokarna, is the administrative headquarters of the Trincomalee District and major resort port city of Eastern Province, Sri Lanka Located on the east coast of the island overlooking the Trincomalee Harbour, 237 kilometres (147 mi) north-east of Colombo, 182 kilometres (113 mi) south-east of Jaffna and 111 kilometres (69 mi) miles north of Batticaloa, Trincomalee has been one of the main centres of Sri Lankan Tamil language speaking culture on the island for over two millennia With a population of 99,135, the city is built on a peninsula of the same name, which divides its inner and outer harbours
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