List of cities in Sri Lanka

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The following is a list of cities in Sri Lanka.

Name Sinhala Tamil Province District DS Division Population
(conurbation)
(2012 est)

[1]
Population
(municipality)
(2009 est)

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Area
(km²)

[2]
Area
(mi²)
Density
(/km²)
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Colombo කොළඹ கொழும்பு Western Colombo Colombo 752,993 686,779 37.31 14.41 18,407 6°56′04″N 79°50′34″E / 6.93444°N 79.84278°E / 6.93444; 79.84278 cmc.lk
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia දෙහිවල-ගල්කිස්ස தெஹிவளை - கல்கிசை Western Colombo Dehiwala 245,974 224,661 21.00 8.11 10,698 6°50′23″N 79°52′33″E / 6.83972°N 79.87583°E / 6.83972; 79.87583
Moratuwa මොරටුව மொறட்டுவை Western Colombo Moratuwa 207,755 189,750 23.00 8.88 8,250 6°47′57″N 79°52′36″E / 6.79917°N 79.87667°E / 6.79917; 79.87667 moratuwamc.lk
Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර කෝට්ටේ ஶ்ரீ ஜெயவர்த்தனபுரம் கோட்டை Western Colombo Kotte 135,806 124,039 17.00 6.56 7,296 6°54′39″N 79°53′16″E / 6.91083°N 79.88778°E / 6.91083; 79.88778
Negombo මීගමුව நீர்கொழும்பு Western Gampaha Negombo 127,754 153,670 31.00 11.97 4,957 7°13′00″N 79°50′00″E / 7.21667°N 79.83333°E / 7.21667; 79.83333 negombo.mc.gov.lk
Kandy මහනුවර கண்டி Central Kandy Kandy 125,351 123,952 27.00 10.42 4,591 7°17′47″N 80°38′06″E / 7.29639°N 80.63500°E / 7.29639; 80.63500
Kalmunai කල්මුනේ கல்முனை Eastern Ampara Kalmunai Muslim /
Kalmunai Tamil /
Sainthamarathu
106,783 108,696 23.00 8.88 4,726 7°25′00″N 81°49′00″E / 7.41667°N 81.81667°E / 7.41667; 81.81667 kalmunaimc.org
Vavuniya වවුනියා வவுனியா Northern Vavuniya Vavuniya 99,653 31,699[7] 22.50 8.69 1,409 8°45′00″N 80°29′00″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333
Galle ගාල්ල காலி Southern Galle Galle 99,478 97,101 7.00 6.56 5,712 6°02′03″N 80°12′59″E / 6.03417°N 80.21639°E / 6.03417; 80.21639 galle.mc.gov.lk
Trincomalee තිරිකුණාමළය திருகோணமலை Eastern Trincomalee Trincomalee Town & Gravets 99,135 51,624[8] 7.50 2.90 6,883 8°34′00″N 81°14′00″E / 8.56667°N 81.23333°E / 8.56667; 81.23333
Batticaloa මඩකලපුව மட்டக்களப்பு Eastern Batticaloa Manmunai North 92,332 83,470 75.00 28.96 1,113 7°43′00″N 81°42′00″E / 7.71667°N 81.70000°E / 7.71667; 81.70000 batticaloamc.com
Jaffna යාපනය யாழ்ப்பாணம் Northern Jaffna Jaffna / Nallur 88,138 76,080[7] 20.20 7.80 3,766 9°40′00″N 80°00′00″E / 9.66667°N 80.00000°E / 9.66667; 80.00000 jaffnamc.lk
Katunayake කටුනායක கட்டுநாயக்க Western Gampaha Katana 76,816 7°10′00″N 79°52′00″E / 7.16667°N 79.86667°E / 7.16667; 79.86667
Dambulla දඹුල්ල தம்புள்ளை Central Matale Dambulla 68,821 7°51′24″N 80°38′57″E / 7.85667°N 80.64917°E / 7.85667; 80.64917
Kolonnawa කොලොන්නාව கொலன்னாவ Western Colombo Kolonnawa 64,887 6°55′00″N 79°54′00″E / 6.91667°N 79.90000°E / 6.91667; 79.90000
Anuradhapura අනුරාධපුරය அனுராதபுரம் North Central Anuradhapura Anuradhapura 63,208 83,312 36.00 13.90 2,314 8°21′00″N 80°23′00″E / 8.35000°N 80.38333°E / 8.35000; 80.38333
Ratnapura රත්නපුර இரத்தினபுரி Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Ratnapura 52,170 49,477 20.00 7.72 2,474 6°40′00″N 80°24′00″E / 6.66667°N 80.40000°E / 6.66667; 80.40000
Badulla බදුල්ල பதுளை Uva Badulla Badulla 47,587 43,866 10.00 3.86 4,387 6°59′05″N 81°03′23″E / 6.98472°N 81.05639°E / 6.98472; 81.05639
Matara මාතර மாத்தறை Southern Matara Matara 47,420 75,930 13.00 5.02 5,841 5°57′00″N 80°33′00″E / 5.95000°N 80.55000°E / 5.95000; 80.55000
Puttalam පුත්තලම புத்தளம் North Western Puttalam Puttalam 45,401 8°02′03″N 79°50′07″E / 8.03417°N 79.83528°E / 8.03417; 79.83528
Chavakacheri චාවකච්චේරිය சாவகச்சேரி Northern Jaffna Thenmarachchi 41,407 15,780[7] 19.40 7.49 813 9°39′00″N 80°09′00″E / 9.65000°N 80.15000°E / 9.65000; 80.15000
Kattankudy කාත්තන්කුඩි காத்தான்குடி Eastern Batticaloa Kattankudy 40,883 39,523[8] 6.50 2.51 6,080 7°41′39″N 81°44′12″E / 7.69417°N 81.73667°E / 7.69417; 81.73667
Matale මාතලේ மாத்தளை Central Matale Matale 40,859 37,802 9.00 3.47 4,200 7°28′00″N 80°37′00″E / 7.46667°N 80.61667°E / 7.46667; 80.61667 mcmatale.org.lk
Kalutara කඵතර களுத்துறை Western Kalutara Kalutara 39,615 6°35′13″N 79°57′37″E / 6.58694°N 79.96028°E / 6.58694; 79.96028 kalutara.uc.gov.lk
Mannar මන්නාරම மன்னார் Northern Mannar Mannar 35,817 22,183[7] 27.85 10.75 797 8°58′00″N 79°53′00″E / 8.96667°N 79.88333°E / 8.96667; 79.88333
Panadura පානදුර பாணந்துறை Western Kalutara Panadura 35,717 6°42′48″N 79°54′15″E / 6.71333°N 79.90417°E / 6.71333; 79.90417
Beruwala බේරුවල பேருவளை Western Kalutara Beruwala 35,312 6°28′00″N 79°59′00″E / 6.46667°N 79.98333°E / 6.46667; 79.98333
Ja-Ela ජා-ඇල ஜா-எல Western Gampaha Ja-Ela 32,386 7°05′04″N 79°53′41″E / 7.08444°N 79.89472°E / 7.08444; 79.89472
Point Pedro පේදුරුතුඩුව பருத்தித்துறை Northern Jaffna Vadamarachchi North 31,351 12,161[7] 11.65 4.50 1,044 9°49′00″N 80°14′00″E / 9.81667°N 80.23333°E / 9.81667; 80.23333
Kelaniya කැලණිය களனி Western Gampaha Kelaniya 31,307 6°57′00″N 79°54′00″E / 6.95000°N 79.90000°E / 6.95000; 79.90000
Peliyagoda පෑලියගොඩ பேலியகொடை Western Gampaha Kelaniya 31,307 6°57′00″N 79°54′00″E / 6.95000°N 79.90000°E / 6.95000; 79.90000
Kurunegala කුරුණෑගල குருனகல் North Western Kurunegala Kurunegala 30,314 30,991 11.00 4.25 2,817 7°29′00″N 80°22′00″E / 7.48333°N 80.36667°E / 7.48333; 80.36667
Wattala වත්තල வத்தளை Western Gampaha Wattala 30,229 6°59′00″N 79°53′00″E / 6.98333°N 79.88333°E / 6.98333; 79.88333
Gampola ගම්පොල கம்பளை Central Kandy 27,659 7°59′53″N 80°34′36″E / 7.99806°N 80.57667°E / 7.99806; 80.57667
Nuwara Eliya නුවරඑළිය நுவரேலியா Central Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya 27,326 38,364 12.00 4.63 3,197 6°58′00″N 80°46′00″E / 6.96667°N 80.76667°E / 6.96667; 80.76667 nuwaraeliya.mc.gov.lk
Valvettithurai වෙල්වෙටිතුරේ வல்வெட்டித்துறை Northern Jaffna Vadamarachchi North 27,210 8,382[7] 4.85 1.87 1,728 9°49′00″N 80°10′00″E / 9.81667°N 80.16667°E / 9.81667; 80.16667 valvaicouncil.com
Chilaw භලාවත சிலாபம் North Western Puttalam Chilaw 26,714 7°35′00″N 79°48′00″E / 7.58333°N 79.80000°E / 7.58333; 79.80000
Eravur එරාවුර් ஏறாவூர் Eastern Batticaloa Eravur Town 25,582 4.90 1.89 7°46′00″N 81°36′00″E / 7.76667°N 81.60000°E / 7.76667; 81.60000
Avissawella අවිස්සාවේල්ල அவிசாவலை Western Colombo Hanwella 25,322 6°57′11″N 80°13′06″E / 6.95306°N 80.21833°E / 6.95306; 80.21833
Weligama වැලිගම வெலிகமை Southern Matara Weligama 24,159 5°58′24″N 80°25′21″E / 5.97333°N 80.42250°E / 5.97333; 80.42250
Ambalangoda අම්බලන්ගොඩ அம்பலாங்கொட Southern Galle Ambalangoda 21,573 6°13′30″N 80°03′24″E / 6.22500°N 80.05667°E / 6.22500; 80.05667
Ampara අම්පාර அம்பாறை Eastern Ampara Ampara 20,309 21,713[8] 7°17′00″N 81°40′00″E / 7.28333°N 81.66667°E / 7.28333; 81.66667
Kegalle කෑගල්ල கேகாலை Sabaragamuwa Kegalle Kegalle 17,962 7°15′00″N 80°21′00″E / 7.25000°N 80.35000°E / 7.25000; 80.35000
Hatton හැටන් ஹற்றன் Central Nuwara Eliya Ambagamuwa 16,237 6°31′57″N 80°21′19″E / 6.53250°N 80.35528°E / 6.53250; 80.35528
Nawalapitiya නාවලපිටිය நாவலபிட்டி Central Kandy Pasbage Korale 15,415 7°03′00″N 80°32′00″E / 7.05000°N 80.53333°E / 7.05000; 80.53333
Balangoda බලන්ගොඩ பலங்கொடா Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Balangoda 13,589 6°39′00″N 80°41′00″E / 6.65000°N 80.68333°E / 6.65000; 80.68333
Hambantota හම්බන්තොට அம்பாந்தோட்டை Southern Hambantota Hambantota 12,071 6°07′28″N 81°07′21″E / 6.12444°N 81.12250°E / 6.12444; 81.12250
Tangalle තංගල්ල தங்கல்ல Southern Hambantota Tangalle 11,258 6°01′00″N 80°47′00″E / 6.01667°N 80.78333°E / 6.01667; 80.78333
Moneragala මොණරාගල மொனராகல Uva Moneragala Moneragala 10,853 6°52′00″N 81°21′00″E / 6.86667°N 81.35000°E / 6.86667; 81.35000
Gampaha ගම්පහ கம்பகா Western Gampaha Gampaha 9,889 61,052 38.00 14.67 1,607 7°05′30″N 79°59′39″E / 7.09167°N 79.99417°E / 7.09167; 79.99417
Horana හොරණ ஹொரண Western Kalutara Horana 9,774 6°43′00″N 80°03′00″E / 6.71667°N 80.05000°E / 6.71667; 80.05000
Wattegama වත්තේගම வத்தேகமை Uva Moneragala Siyambalanduwa 8,770 7°21′01″N 80°40′57″E / 7.35028°N 80.68250°E / 7.35028; 80.68250
Minuwangoda මිණුවන්ගොඩ மினுவன்கொட Western Gampaha Minuwangoda 8,015 7°10′24″N 79°57′43″E / 7.17333°N 79.96194°E / 7.17333; 79.96194
Bandarawela බණ්ඩාරවෙල பண்டாரவளை Uva Badulla Bandarawela 7,878 6°50′00″N 80°59′00″E / 6.83333°N 80.98333°E / 6.83333; 80.98333
Kuliyapitiya කුලියාපිටිය குளியாப்பிட்டிய North Western Kurunegala 6,850 7°28′14″N 80°02′44″E / 7.47056°N 80.04556°E / 7.47056; 80.04556
Haputale හපුතලේ அப்புத்தளை Uva Badulla Haputale 5,559 6°46′04″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861
Talawakele තලවකැලේ தலவாக்கலை Central Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya 4,087 6°56′00″N 80°39′00″E / 6.93333°N 80.65000°E / 6.93333; 80.65000
Harispattuwa හාරිස්පත්තුව அரிஸ்பத்துவ Central Kandy Harispattuwa 1,744
Kadugannawa කඩුගන්නාව கடுகண்ணாவ Central Kandy Udunuwara 1,384 7°15′13″N 80°31′39″E / 7.25361°N 80.52750°E / 7.25361; 80.52750
Embilipitiya ඇඹිලිපිටිය ஆம்பிலீபிடியா Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura Embilipitiya 51,398 133,977 6°20′38″N 80°50′56″E / 6.34389°N 80.84889°E / 6.34389; 80.84889 embilipitiya.uc.gov.lk
Sigiriya සීගිරිය சிகிரியா Central Matale Dambulla 1,098 7°57′25″N 80°45′35″E / 7.95694°N 80.75972°E / 7.95694; 80.75972

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References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. 
  2. ^ a b "Area, population, registered voters and employees of municipalities, 2008 - 2009". Statistics Statistical Abstract 2010. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ "Enumeration of Vital Events 2011 - Northern Province". Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  4. ^ "Basic Population Information on Ampara District - 2007". Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ "Basic Population Information on Batticaloa District - 2007". Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  6. ^ "Basic Population Information on Trincomaee District - 2007". Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f 2011 enumeration
  8. ^ a b c 2007 enumeration

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