Why was America called America?
As you know, the discoverer of the American continent, Christopher Columbus, did not call the land discovered by him his name, because he considered it the East coast of Asia,…

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What is the richest country in the world?
Oddly enough, the richest countries in the world are not the largest, but rather the opposite. What is the richest country in the world? According to the International monetary Fund,…

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Bermuda triangle - intersection of opinions?
The Bermuda triangle is usually called the area of the Atlantic ocean, where the mysterious disappearance of ships and aircraft is allegedly noted. Its water area is bounded by the…

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Where is Ceylon?

The island of Ceylon is located in the Northern part of the Indian ocean, at the southern tip of the Hindustan Peninsula. But you probably won’t find this name on modern maps.

The fact is that in 1972 Ceylon, the former British dominion (semi-colony), gained independence.

The government of the young Republic renamed the country, or rather returned it to its ancient name-Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

At the same time, the island of Ceylon itself was renamed, which received this name from the Portuguese colonizers who discovered the island in 1506. The island is now also called Sri Lanka.
Europeans habitually sometimes use the former name of the island and country – Ceylon, for example, in the phrase “Ceylon tea”.

Tourists visiting Sri Lanka, it is better not to use the old name-local residents may be offended, as it reminds of the difficult colonial past of their country.

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How to choose a radio for tourism?
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Where is Ceylon?
The island of Ceylon is located in the Northern part of the Indian ocean, at the southern tip of the Hindustan Peninsula. But you probably won't find this name on…

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Walking in Helsinki
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