Kandy District

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Kandy District
මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
கண்டி மாவட்டம்
Administrative District
Map of Sri Lanka with Kandy District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Kandy District highlighted
Coordinates: 7°15′N 80°45′E / 7.250°N 80.750°E / 7.250; 80.750Coordinates: 7°15′N 80°45′E / 7.250°N 80.750°E / 7.250; 80.750
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
Largest City Kandy
Divisions
Government
 • District Secretary Gotabaya Jayarathna
 • Local
Area
 • Total 1,940 km2 (750 sq mi)
 • Land 1,917 km2 (740 sq mi)
 • Water 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,279,028
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-21
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_kandy

Kandy District (Sinhala: මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: கண்டி மாவட்டம்) is a district of the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Its area is 1906.3 km².[1] The capital of the district is Kandy.

Major Cities[edit]

  • Kandy municipal council

Suburbs of city of Kandy[edit]

Big Towns[edit]

Other Towns[edit]

References[edit]

Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 947,900 (74.11%)
Sri Lankan Moor 168,049 (13.14%)
Indian Tamil 103,622 (8.1%)
Sri Lankan Tamil 52,052 (4.07%)
Sri Lankan Malay 2,668 (0.21%)
Burgher 2,128 (0.17%)
Other 2,609 (0.2%)
Religions
Buddhism 937,001 (73.26%)
Islam 173,590 (13.57%)
Hinduism 134,438 (10.51%)
Roman Catholic 23,232 (1.82%)
Other Christian 10,330 (0.81%)
Other 437 (0.03%)