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Encyclopedia > North Central Province, Sri Lanka

North Central Province is a province of Sri Lanka. Its capital is Anuradhapura. The very first kingdom in Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura was made the countrys capital by King Pandukabhaya (reigned c. ...


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Central Province, Sri Lanka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (338 words)
The Central Province of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain.
The province produces much of the famous Ceylon tea, planted by the British in the 1860's after a devastating disease killed all the coffee plantations in the province.
Central Province attracts many tourists, with hill station towns such as Kandy, Gampola, Hatton and Nuwara Eliya.
WWW Virtual Library: ANURADHAPURA (7163 words)
Today this ancient city of Sri Lanka, which is sacred to the Buddhist world, which its surrounding monasteries covers an area of over sixteen square miles (40 sq km) and is one of the world's major archaeological sites.
The Mahathupa, the Bodhi Tree and Thuparama of the Mahavihara stood to the south of the city, the Abhayagiri to the north, the Pubbarama to the east, the Tanovana to the north-west and the Jetavana to the south-east.
This wall was constructed during the reign of King Kirthi Sri Rajasingha, to protect it from the wild elephants.
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