Anuradhapura District

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This article is about the district in Sri Lanka. For the town, see Anuradhapura.
Anuradhapura District
Administrative District
Map of Sri Lanka with Anuradhapura District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Anuradhapura District highlighted
Coordinates: 8°20′N 80°30′E / 8.333°N 80.500°E / 8.333; 80.500Coordinates: 8°20′N 80°30′E / 8.333°N 80.500°E / 8.333; 80.500
Country  Sri Lanka
Province North Central Province
Largest City Anuradhapura
Divisions
Area
 • Total 7,179 km2 (2,772 sq mi)
 • Land 6,664 km2 (2,573 sq mi)
 • Water 515 km2 (199 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 745,693
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-71
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_anuradhapura

Anuradhapura (Tamil: அனுராதபுரம் மாவட்டம் Aṉurātapuram māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය anūrādhapūra distrikkaya) is a district in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its area is 7,179 km².

Major Cities[edit]

Other Towns[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 676,073 (90.66%)
Sri Lankan Tamil 5,073 (0.68%)
Sri Lankan Moor 61,989 (8.31%)
Indian Tamil 443 (0.06%)
Burgher 179 (0.02%)
Sri Lankan Malay 279 (0.04%)
Other 1,657 (0.22%)
Religions
Buddhism 670,963 (89.98%)
Hinduism 3,459 (0.46%)
Islam 62,797 (8.42%)
Roman Catholic 6,266 (0.84%)
Other Christian 2,073 (0.28%)
Other 135 (0.02%)

The population according to 2001 census is 745,693 of which 90.7% are sinhalese, 8.3% Sri Lankan Moors, 0.7% native Sri Lankan tamils and 0.1% tamils of Indian origin. 90.0% of the population are buddhists, 8.4% muslim, 1.1% christian and 0.5% hindu.[1]

Divisional Secretariats[edit]

Divisional Secretariats constitute the next administrative division down from district.

Maps[edit]

Notable people whose origin in Anuradhapura District[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Census and Statistics official government website