Kandy District

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This article is about the district in Sri Lanka. For the town, see Kandy.
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%)