Gin Ganga

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Gin
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Gin Ganga at Deniyaya
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Native nameගිං ගඟ (Gin Ganga)
Location
Country Sri Lanka
Physical characteristics
Source Sinharaja Forest Reserve
Mouth Indian Ocean
  location
Gintota
  coordinates
06°03′47″N80°10′27″E / 6.06306°N 80.17417°E / 6.06306; 80.17417 Coordinates: 06°03′47″N80°10′27″E / 6.06306°N 80.17417°E / 6.06306; 80.17417
Length115.9 km (72.0 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
  leftNagare Ela, Divithura Ela
  rightHoluwagoda Ela
Bridges
  • Deniyaya Bridge
  • Mederipitya Bridge
  • Neluwa Bridge
  • Mapalagama Bridge
  • Gammadegoda Bridge
  • Waduwelivitya Bridge
  • Agaliya Mulkada Brdige
  • Unanvitya Bridge
  • Gin Ganga Bridge (E01)
  • Kiribathawila Bridge
  • Halpotha Bridge
  • Dodangoda Bridge
  • Wakwella Bridge
  • Ginthota Railway Bridge
  • Gin Ganga Bridge (Bentota)

The Gin Ganga (Sinhala : ගිං ගඟ, Gin River), is a 115.9 km (72 mi) long river situated in Galle District of Sri Lanka. [1]

The river's headwaters are located in the Gongala Mountain range, near Deniyaya, bordering the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. The river flows past the villages of Baddegama, Nagoda, Thelikada and Hegoda. The Wakwella Bridge, which was the longest bridge in Sri Lanka, is built over this river. The river is also dammed at the Thelikada. The mouth of the river is at Gintota, just north of Galle.

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References

  1. Arumugam, Sanmugam (1969). Water Resources of Ceylon: Its Utilisation and Development. Water Resources Board. p. 74-76.