Hatton, Sri Lanka

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Hatton
හැටන්
ஹற்றன்
Hatton Sri Lanka

Hatton City
Hattonහැටන්ஹற்றன் is located in Sri Lanka
Hattonහැටන්ஹற்றன்
Hatton
හැටන්
ஹற்றன்
Coordinates: 6°53′23″N 80°35′53″E / 6.88972°N 80.59806°E / 6.88972; 80.59806Coordinates: 6°53′23″N 80°35′53″E / 6.88972°N 80.59806°E / 6.88972; 80.59806
Country Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,255
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
 • Summer (DST) Summer time (UTC+6)

Hatton (Sinhala: හැටන්, Tamil: ஹற்றன்) is a town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka governed by the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council. It is approximately 83 kilometres (52 mi) southeast of Colombo and 44 km (27 mi) south of Kandy and is situated at an elevation of 1,271 m (4,170 ft) above sea level.

Whilst Hatton serves as a gateway to Adam's Peak (Sri Pada) and Sinharaja Forest Reserve, it is better known for its Ceylon tea plantations and industry.

The Hatton National Bank and Brown & Co. Ltd. were both founded in Hatton.

In 2008 part of the Hatton town, including religious places, was gazetted as a Religious Zone by the Government of Sri Lanka.

Transport[edit]

Hatton is located on the Main Line (Colombo-Badulla) railway line and on the A7 highway (Avissawella-Nuwara Eliya) a part of the Avissawella-Nuwara Eliya main road.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnicity Population[1] % Of Total
Indian Tamils 4,713 33.06
Sinhalese 5,752 26.32
Sri Lankan Tamils 3,278 23.00
Sri Lankan Moors 2,309 16.20
Other (including Burgher, Malay) 203 1.42
Total 14,255 100

Attractions[edit]

  • Maanica Pillayaar/Sri Manickapillayar Kovil (temple) - dedicated to Ganesh
  • Subramaniam Kovil - dedicated to Murugan
  • Sri Muthu Mariyamman Kovil

Main schools[edit]

  • Highlands College - (Tamil & English Medium)
  • Sri Pada Central College – (Sinhala & English Medium)
  • St. Gabriel's Convent – (Sinhala & Tamil Medium)
  • St. John Bosco's College - (Tamil & Sinhala Medium)
  • Highlevel International School – (English Medium)
  • Webster International School

Post and telephone[edit]

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