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Nanthi Kadal Lagoon

  Province Northern
  District Mullaitivu
  Nearest Town Mullaitivu
  Primary inflows Indian Ocean
  Primary outflows Indian Ocean
  Surface area 70 square kilometers
  Max. depth

Introduction

Nanthi Kadal is a lagoon in Mullaitivu District, north-east Sri Lanka. The English translation of Nanthi Kadal is "the sea of conches". The lagoon is fed by a number of small rivers, including Per Aru. The town of Mullaitivu is located on land sandwiched between Nanthi Kadal and the Indian Ocean. As such Nanthi Kadal is sometimes referred to as Mullaitivu lagoon.