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The Galle City

History of Galle Fort

According to records, Galle was a popular port of call and a safe harbor for navigators of the middle ages who were engaged in trading and exploration. Therefore, during this period Galle had acquired fame among foreign sea farers not as a city but as a safe harbor and an international trading post.

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The history of the fortified city of Galle starts with the arrival of the Portuguese in the island of Sri Lanka at the beginning of the 16th century.

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Last Update: 07-12-2016.