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Encyclopedia > Provinces of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is divided into eight provinces for the purposes of local governance. Each province is administered by a directly elected Provincial Council. In this eight-province scheme, the provinces are (capitals in parentheses):

Map of Sri Lanka
Map of Sri Lanka
  1. Western (Colombo)
  2. Central (Kandy)
  3. Southern (Galle)
  4. North Western (Kurunegala)
  5. North Central (Anuradhapura)
  6. Uva (Badulla)
  7. Sabaragamuwa (Ratnapura)
  8. North Eastern (Trincomalee)


The North Eastern province consist of the Northern and Eastern provinces which have been merged since 1988 Image File history File links Download high resolution version (601x960, 90 KB)(Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (601x960, 90 KB)(Source: http://www. ... The western province is the most densely populated part of Sri Lanka. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: [2] Location [[Image:|250px|Location of Colombo]] Government Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Prassanna Gunawardena (United National Party) Geographical characteristics Area 14. ... The Central Province of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain. ... The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy Kandy (the Sacred City of Kandy) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ... The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. ... View of the city from the sea side Galle (pronounced as one syllable, rhyming with Gaul) is a town situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 116km from Colombo. ... North Western Province, or Wayamba Province as it is known in Sri Lanka is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Kurunegala is the capital of the North Western Province in Sri Lanka. ... North Central Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Anuradhapura is an ancient capital of Sri Lanka, famous for its monuments and architecture. ... Uva Province, Sri Lanka Uva is Sri Lankas second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. ... Badulla is the capital of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. ... Sabaragamuwa is a province of Sri Lanka, and contains two main cities: Ratnapura and Kegalle. ... Ratnapura (meaning The city of gems in Sinhala) is the chief town in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. ... North Eastern Province The North Eastern Province of Sri Lanka is a proposed merger of the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka into a single province. ... Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, about 110 miles northeast of Kandy. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Provinces are subdivided into a total of 25 Administrative Districts. Each administered under a District Secretariat. These 25 Administrative Districts are respectively: Northern Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, Jaffna Jaffna (Tamil யாழ்ப்பாணம், meaning யாழ்=harp, பாணம்=town of harper) the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. ... Eastern Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, about 110 miles northeast of Kandy. ... Districts are a form of local government in several countries. ... Districts are a form of local government in several countries. ...

  1. Colombo 642 sq.km
  2. Gampaha 1,393 sq.km
  3. Kalutara 1,606 sq.km
  1. Kandy 2,365 sq.km
  2. Matale 1,987 sq.km
  3. Nuwara Eliya 1,228 sq.km
  1. Galle 1,673 sq.km
  2. Matara 1,246 sq.km
  3. Hambantota 2,593 sq.km
  1. Kurunegala 4,771 sq.km
  2. Puttalam 2,976 sq.km
  1. Anuradhapura 7,128 sq.km
  2. Polonnaruwa 3,403 sq.km
  1. Badulla 2,818 sq.km
  2. Moneragala 7,133 sq.km
  1. Ratnapura 3,237 sq.km
  2. Kegalle 1,663 sq.km
  1. Jaffna 1,114 sq.km
  2. Mannar 1,963 sq.km
  3. Mullaitivu 1,580 sq.km
  4. Vavuniya 2,642 sq.km
  5. Kilinochchi 1,171 sq.km
  6. Batticaloa 2,463 sq.km
  7. Trincomalee 2,616 sq.km
  8. Ampara 2,984 sq.km

The western province is the most densely populated part of Sri Lanka. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: [2] Location [[Image:|250px|Location of Colombo]] Government Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Prassanna Gunawardena (United National Party) Geographical characteristics Area 14. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: [2] Location [[Image:|250px|Location of Colombo]] Government Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Prassanna Gunawardena (United National Party) Geographical characteristics Area 14. ... Gampaha is a city in Sri Lanka and the capital of the Gampaha District in the Western Province, north of Colombo. ... The Central Province of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain. ... The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy Kandy (the Sacred City of Kandy) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ... The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy Kandy (the Sacred City of Kandy) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ... Matale is a town in the hill country of Sri Lanka, 96 miles from Colombo. ... View of Nuwara Eliya from Unique View Road A temple to Hanuman near Nuwara Eliya A tea plantation near Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya (pronounced approximately ), the City of Light, is a town in Sri Lanka. ... The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. ... View of the city from the sea side Galle (pronounced as one syllable, rhyming with Gaul) is a town situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 116km from Colombo. ... View of the city from the sea side Galle (pronounced as one syllable, rhyming with Gaul) is a town situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 116km from Colombo. ... Matara (or Metera), is an archeological site in Eritrea (a few kilometers south of Senafe), it was a major Aksumite & Pre-Aksumite City. ... Hambantota is a district in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. ... North Western Province, or Wayamba Province as it is known in Sri Lanka is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Kurunegala is the capital of the North Western Province in Sri Lanka. ... Kurunegala is the capital of the North Western Province in Sri Lanka. ... North Central Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... Anuradhapura is an ancient capital of Sri Lanka, famous for its monuments and architecture. ... Anuradhapura is an ancient capital of Sri Lanka, famous for its monuments and architecture. ... The second most ancient of Sri Lankas kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 to reunite the country once more under a local leader. ... Uva Province, Sri Lanka Uva is Sri Lankas second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. ... Badulla is the capital of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. ... Badulla is the capital of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. ... Sabaragamuwa is a province of Sri Lanka, and contains two main cities: Ratnapura and Kegalle. ... Ratnapura (meaning The city of gems in Sinhala) is the chief town in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. ... Ratnapura (meaning The city of gems in Sinhala) is the chief town in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. ... Kegalle is a city in Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. ... North Eastern Province The North Eastern Province of Sri Lanka is a proposed merger of the Northern and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka into a single province. ... Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, about 110 miles northeast of Kandy. ... Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil, Jaffna Jaffna (Tamil யாழ்ப்பாணம், meaning யாழ்=harp, பாணம்=town of harper) the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka. ... Killinochchi is a small city in the north of Sri Lanka. ... The town of Batticaloa is the provincial capital of the eastern province of Sri Lanka. ... Trincomalee is a port city on the northeast coast of Sri Lanka, about 110 miles northeast of Kandy. ...

External links

  1. statoids.com article on the provinces of Sri Lanka
  2. [[1]] Sri lanka towns

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