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The diocese stretches over a land area of 3,952.1 square kilometers. "Mannar" means "deer river" or "silt river." Mannar has an ancient port known as Manthai or Mathoddam, meaning "mango garden." The main feature of the town is this Portuguese fort. Malwattu Oya, the second longest river in Sri...
The Tokwon Territorial Abbacy covers Wonsan city, and Anbyeon, Gowon, Tokwon and Muncheon counties. All these places are in Hamkyongnam province in North Korea. The abbacy belongs to the ecclesiastical province of Seoul which comprises Seoul archdiocese, the dioceses of Chunchon, Daejeon, Incheon,...

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