Kattankudy

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Kattankudy
காத்தான்குடி

කාත්තාන්කුඩි
City
Kattankudy is located in Sri Lanka
Kattankudy
Kattankudy
Coordinates: 7°40′52″N 81°43′34″E / 7.68111°N 81.72611°E / 7.68111; 81.72611
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
District Batticaloa
DS Division Kattankudy
Government
 • Type Urban Council
 • Chairman Asfar Mohamed Shahul Hameed (UPFA)
Population (2001)
 • Total 48,874
Demonym Qahtan
கஹ்த்தான்குடியான்
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
Website Kattankudy Urban Council website
Kattankudy Divisional Secretariat website

Kattankudy [(Sinhala: කාත්තාන්කුඩි), (Tamil: காத்தான்குடி), : is a city in Eastern province of Sri Lanka, notable for being the most densely populated city in South Asia. The city's population is denser than in any part of South Asia including Calcutta and the most densely populated Muslim region in the world. In two and a half square kilometers more than 50,000 inhabitants live in the township area of Kattankudy.

Coordinates: 7°40′52″N 81°43′34″E / 7.68111°N 81.72611°E / 7.68111; 81.72611