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Districts of Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, districts are the second-level administrative divisions, and are included in a province. There are 25 districts organized into 9 provinces.

Name Abbr. Area (kmĀ²) Cf 1981-03-17 Cf 2001-07-17 Ep 2009-07-01
Ampara AMP 4,415 388,970 592,997 634,000
Anuradhapura ANU 7,179 587,929 745,693 820,000
Badulla BAD 2,861 640,952 779,983 874,000
Batticaloa BAT 2,854 330,333 486,447 537,000
Colombo COL 699 1,699,241 2,251,274 2,521,000
Galle GAL 1,652 814,531 990,487 1,074,000
Gampaha GAM 1,387 1,390,862 2,063,684 2,165,000
Hambantota HAM 2,609 424,344 526,414 565,000
Jaffna JAF 1,025 738,788 490,621 607,000
Kalutara KAL 1,598 829,704 1,066,239 1,128,000
Kandy KAN 1,940 1,048,317 1,279,028 1,415,000
Kegalla KEG 1,693 684,944 785,524 813,000
Kilinochchi KIL 1,279 91,764 127,263 154,000
Kurunegala KUR 4,816 1,211,801 1,460,215 1,550,000
Mannar MAN 1,996 106,235 151,577 103,000
Matale MTL 1,993 357,354 441,328 490,000
Matara MTR 1,283 643,786 761,370 831,000
Moneragala MON 5,639 273,570 397,375 435,000
Mullaitivu MUL 2,617 77,189 121,667 154,000
Nuwara Eliya NUW 1,741 603,577 703,610 755,000
Polonnaruwa POL 3,293 261,563 358,984 405,000
Puttalam PUT 3,072 492,533 709,677 770,000
Ratnapura RAT 3,275 797,087 1,015,807 1,113,000
Trincomalee TRI 2,727 255,948 340,158 368,000
Vavuniya VAV 1,967 95,428 149,835 169,000
Sri Lanka LKA 65,610 14,846,750 18,797,257 20,450,000
  • Courtesy of Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka (http://www.statistics.gov.lk/)