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In a land area of 7,189 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the northern part of Quezon province, the archipelago of Polilio, Island of Jomalig, Patnanungan and the Province of Aurora.InfantaThe Province's topography varies from vast plains and valleys to gently sloping hills and...
In a land area of 3,631.9 square kilometers, the diocesan territory includes three district such as Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha. Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.The name Colombo is derived from Sinhala name Kola-amba-thota which means "harbour with leafy mango trees." The...

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