Badulla District

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Badulla District
Administrative District
Tea plantation in Haputale
Tea plantation in Haputale
Map of Sri Lanka with Badulla District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Badulla District highlighted
Map of Badulla district showing its administrative areas
Map of Badulla district showing its administrative areas
Coordinates: 6°59′05″N 81°03′23″E / 6.98472°N 81.05639°E / 6.98472; 81.05639Coordinates: 6°59′05″N 81°03′23″E / 6.98472°N 81.05639°E / 6.98472; 81.05639
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Uva Province
Largest City Badulla
Divisions
Government
 • Governor Hon. C. Nanda Mathew
 • Chief Minister of Uva Provincial Council Hon. Shashindra Rajapakse
 • Secretary of District Rohana Keerthi Dissanayake.
 • Headquarters Badulla Districts Secretariat
Area
 • Total 2,861 km2 (1,105 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 837,000
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-81
Languages Sinhala, Tamil, English
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_badulla

Badulla (Tamil: பதுளை மாவட்டம் Patuḷai māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය badūlla distrikkaya) is a district in Uva Province, Sri Lanka. The entire land area of the Badulla district is 2,861 km² and total population is 837,000. The district is bounded by the districts of Monaragala and Rathnapura on the East & South, by Ampara and Kandy districts on the North and by Nuwara Eliya and Matale on the West. Mainly the economy of the district is based on agricultural farming and livestock.

Badulla District is an agricultural district where tea, vegetable and paddy are cultivated. Mainly the district is divided into two portions as Upper region and Lower region according to climatic and geographical characteristics. Upper division of the district is famous for tea plantation and vegetable cultivation while lower division is famous for paddy cultivation.[1] [2]

Education[edit]

S.Thomas' College Bandarawela, Bandarawela Central College, Dharmadutha College, UVA College, Badulla Central College, Vishaka Girls High School, Viharamahadevi Girls School, Passara National College, Passara Tamil National College, Sri Ramakrishna College, Al Adhan Maha Vidyalaya and Saraswathy Central College are situated in this district.

Electorate Divisions in Badulla District[edit]

Major Cities[edit]

Big Towns[edit]

Other Towns[edit]

Demography[edit]

(2010 estimates 887220)

Population by Religion

Budhists 589393 Hindus 157360 Muslims 47172 Roman Catholics 11630 Other Christians 5985

Population by Religion %

Budhists 72.6 Hindus 19.4 Muslims 5.8 Roman Catholics 1.4 Other Christians 0.70

Important Locations in Badulla District[edit]

Lipton's seat

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