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Encyclopedia > Uva Province
Uva Province, Sri Lanka
Uva Province, Sri Lanka

Uva is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896. It consists of two districts: Badulla and Monaragala. The provincial capital is Badulla. Uva is borderd by the Eastern, Southern and Central provinces. Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park(lying partly in the Eastern Province). The Gal Oya hills and the Central mountains are the main uplands, while the Mahaweli (Sinhalese: great-sandy) and Menik (Sinhalese: gemstone) rivers and the huge Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya Reservoirs are the major waterways. Download high resolution version (384x601, 23 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (384x601, 23 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about political regions. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Districts are a form of local government in several countries. ... Badulla is the capital of Uva Province, Sri Lanka. ... Eastern Province is a province of Sri Lanka. ... The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting of the districts of Galle, Matara and Hambantota. ... The Central Province of Sri Lanka consists primarily of mountainous terrain. ... Yala National Park, also known as Ruhuna, is an important national park on the south east coast of Sri Lanka. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Uva province's symbolic mountain is Namunukula which stands tallest among the mountain range surrounding the Badulla town. One can get spectacular views of Welimada basin, Katharagama and Hambantota beach from Namunukula peak on a clear day. The views of sun rise and sun set are magnificent too.


Haputale mountain range has its' tallest, mount Kirigalpottha. Haputale-Beragala gap gives a splendid view of the Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces on a clear day.


This picture is a view from Haputale-Beragala gap.


History

The provincial history records a 1818 uprising against the British colonial government which had been controlling the formally independent Udarata (Sinhalese: Up-Country), of which Uva was a province. The uprising was led by Keppetipola Dissawe - a leader that the Sinhalese celebrate even today - who was sent initially by the British Government to stop the uprising. The rebels captured Matale and Kandy before Keppetipola fell ill and was captured - and beheaded by the British. His skull was abnormal - as it was wider than usual - and was sent to Britain for testing. It was returned to Sri Lanka after independence, and now rests in the Kandiyan Museum. 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Matale is a town in the hill country of Sri Lanka, 96 miles from Colombo. ... The Temple of the Tooth in Kandy Kandy (the Sacred City of Kandy) is a city in the centre of Sri Lanka. ...


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Uva Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
Uva is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,187,335 people, created in 1896.
Uva is borderd by the Eastern, Southern and Central provinces.
Its major tourist attractions are the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park(lying partly in the Eastern Province).
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