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RATNAPURA (i.e. " The City of Gems ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 918 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RATNAPURA (i.e. " The City of Gems "), the chief town in the province of Sabaragamuwa, Ceylon. It is the centre of a long established industry in digging for precious stones—rubies, sapphires, cat's-eyes, &c. There is also much rice and fruit cultivation and planting of tea in the district. Pop. of town (1901) 4084; of district 132,964.
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