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City Colombo name is derived from Sinhala name Kola-amba-thota which means "harbour with leafy mango trees". It is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo map is located on the southwest coast adjacent to the present administrative capital of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. History of city Colombo goes back to the 18th century when the city saw Arab traders settling here and Dutch building a fort in the 17th century which slowly gained interest of the subsequent colonial rulers. After the city’s rapid urbanization traces of its’ early history have been removed but still some of the early British era buildings still remain in the Fort area. City Colombo is Sri Lanka’s largest city, and one of the busiest ports in the South Asia. City Colombo map remained the capital for over two hundred years until the capital was shifted to nearby Sri Jayawardene Pura, but still enjoys being the business centre of the country.
Colombo map is a fast paced, colorful city of Sri Lanka and acts as the first stop for most tourists. Colombo’s tourist attractions include old churches, temples, the old parliament, Independence Building and the National Museum. Tourists can buy some good souvenirs in the Pettah Bazaar district and stroll through Cinnamon Gardens, which is the Colombo's most fashionable neighborhood and view the mansions of Colombo's rich and famous. City Colombo is known for its nightlife and often called as the ‘Las Vegas of South Asia’. The city offers number of casinos, bars, night clubs and pubs. The city has become a hot destination for its nightlife and entertainment activities in the Asian markets. After the end of hostilities between the Government and Tamil Tiger rebels in 2002, the city is witnesing an entertainment high and greater economic growth.
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