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Vypin

Vypin was an elongated island situated between Cochin and the mouth of the Peryar River. During the siege of Cochin in 1663, the island was further reinforced with a fort, Nieuw-Orangieën. The island was also home to a leper colony.

historical name

Vypin

Vypin

Baipin

Waipin

Vaipin

country India
region Malabar Coast
function

island

fortification(s) Nieuw-Orangieën, fort

Literature

  • Dam, Pieter van, Beschryvinge van de Oostindische Compagnie (uitgegeven door Dr. F.W. Stapel) ((Den Haag), 1701 (1927))