Kalutara District

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Kalutara District
කඵතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
களுத்துறை மாவட்டம்
Administrative District
Ingiriya
Ingiriya
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 06°35′N 80°10′E / 6.583°N 80.167°E / 6.583; 80.167Coordinates: 06°35′N 80°10′E / 6.583°N 80.167°E / 6.583; 80.167
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western
Capital Kalutara
DS Division
Government
 • District Secretary U. D. C. Jayalal
Area[1]
 • Total 1,598 km2 (617 sq mi)
 • Land 1,576 km2 (608 sq mi)
 • Water 22 km2 (8 sq mi)  1.38%
Area rank 20th (2.44% of total area)
Population (2012 census)[2]
 • Total 1,217,260
 • Rank 5th (6.01% of total pop.)
 • Density 760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Ethnicity(2012 census)[2]
 • Sinhalese 1,054,991 (86.67%)
 • Sri Lankan Moors 112,276 (9.22%)
 • Sri Lankan Tamil 24,362 (2.00%)
 • Indian Tamil 23,611 (1.94%)
 • Other 2,020 (0.17%)
Religion(2012 census)[3]
 • Buddhist 1,016,632 (83.52%)
 • Muslim 114,422 (9.40%)
 • Christian 46,109 (3.79%)
 • Hindu 39,773 (3.27%)
 • Other 324 (0.03%)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
Post Codes 12000-12999
Telephone Codes 034, 038
ISO 3166 code LK-13
Vehicle registration WP
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
Website Kalutara District Secretariat

Kalutara District (Sinhala: කඵතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය; Tamil: களுத்துறை மாவட்டம் Kaḷuttuṟai Māvaṭṭam) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the town of Kalutara.

Geography[edit]

Kalutara District is located in the south west of Sri Lanka and has an area of 1,598 square kilometres (617 sq mi).[1]

Administrative units[edit]

Kalutara District is divided into 14 Divisional Secretary's Division (DS Divisions), each headed by a Divisional Secretary (previously known as an Assistant Government Agent).[4] The DS Divisions are further sub-divided into 762 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GN Divisions).[4]

DS Division Main Town Divisional Secretary GN
Divisions
[4]
Area
(km2)
[5]
Population (2012 Census)[6] Population
Density
(/km2)
Sinhalese Sri Lankan Moors Sri Lankan
Tamil
Indian
Tamil
Other Total
Agalawatta Agalawatta H. A. K. Pushpakumara 34 88 35,456 71 102 810 17 36,456 414
Bandaragama Bandaragama M. A. T. Senarath 59 56 96,032 11,887 364 378 228 108,889 1,944
Beruwala Beruwala Janaka Sri Chandaguptha 82 69 105,351 56,741 1,543 666 206 164,507 2,384
Bulathsinhala Bulathsinhala Irangani Weerasinghe 54 206 54,635 2,223 4,236 3,513 28 64,635 314
Dodangoda Dodangoda Thilanka Wettasinha 45 114 56,405 35 3,636 3,583 46 63,705 559
Horana Horana K. A. D. R. N. Jayasinghe 61 109 110,122 94 698 1,329 198 112,441 1,032
Ingiriya Ingiriya Champa Upasena 31 90 48,155 13 1,978 3,452 47 53,645 596
Kalutara Kalutara Wimal Gunathunga 87 69 144,457 12,428 1,844 159 337 159,225 2,308
Madurawela Madurawela Menaka Priyantha Abeyrathna 33 59 31,345 9 506 2,363 22 34,245 580
Matugama Matugama W. S. M. K. Silva 57 128 70,612 2,819 5,325 2,209 99 81,064 633
Millaniya Millaniya Wimal Gunathunga 44 81 50,465 41 80 1,461 31 52,078 643
Palindanuwara Baduraliya Tharani Anoja Gamage 43 276 45,492 577 1,755 2,548 10 50,382 183
Panadura Panadura K. G. Wijayasiri 72 44 153,840 25,328 1,556 263 737 181,724 4,130
Walallavita Walallavita Dashitha Niroshana 60 209 52,624 10 739 877 14 54,264 260
Total 762 1,598 1,054,991 112,276 24,362 23,611 2,020 1,217,260 762

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Kalutara District's population was 1,217,260 in 2012.[2] The majority of the population are Sinhalese, with a minority Sri Lankan Moor and Sri Lankan Tamil population.

Ethnicity[edit]

Population of Kalutara District by ethnic group 1946 to 2012[2][7][8]
Year Sinhalese Sri Lankan Moors Sri Lankan Tamil Indian Tamil Other Total
No.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
1946 Census n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 456,572
1953 Census n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 523,550
1963 Census n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 631,457
1971 Census n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 729,514
1981 Census 723,483 87.20% 61,159 7.37% 9,744 1.17% 33,659 4.06% 1,659 0.20% 829,704
2001 Census 928,914 87.12% 93,293 8.75% 12,665 1.19% 28,895 2.71% 2,472 0.23% 1,066,239
2012 Census 1,054,991 86.67% 112,276 9.22% 24,362 2.00% 23,611 1.94% 2,020 0.17% 1,217,260

Religion[edit]

Population of Kalutara District by religion 1981 to 2012[3][9]
Year Buddhist Muslim Christian[a] Hindu Other Total
No.
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
1981 Census 699,613 84.32% 62,659 7.55% 30,121 3.63% 37,035 4.46% 276 0.03% 829,704
2001 Census 883,968 82.91% 105,957 9.94% 41,214 3.87% 34,678 3.25% 422 0.04% 1,066,239
2012 Census 1,016,632 83.52% 114,422 9.40% 46,109 3.79% 39,773 3.27% 324 0.03% 1,217,260

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Roman Catholic and Other Christian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district". Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ a b c d "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ a b "A3 : Population by religion according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ a b c "Grama Niladhari Divisions". Kalutara District Secretariat. 
  5. ^ "Land area by province, district and divisional secretariat division". Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  6. ^ "A6 : Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population Sri Lanka 1971 - General Report". Census of Population & Housing, 1971. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. p. 29. 
  8. ^ "Population by ethnic group and district, Census 1981, 2001". Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  9. ^ "Population by religion and district, Census 1981, 2001". Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 

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