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Ceylon
State flag of Ceylon
Subdivision of: Batavian Kingdom

Ceylon is a tropical island nation off the southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent. It belongs to the realm of the Batavian Kingdom.

The island was known in ancient times as Lanka, Lankadweepa (Sanskrit for "resplendent land"), Simoundou, Taprobane (from the Sanskrit Tāmaraparnī), Serendib (from the Sanskrit Sinhala-dweepa), and Selan. During colonization, the island became known as Ceylon. Its unique shape and proximity to the Indian mainland have led some to refer to the island as India's Teardrop.

Geography

Borders

Northeast: Bay of Bengal.
West: Gulf of Mannar, Palk Strait (separating the nation from Karnátaka).
South: Indian Ocean.

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