Matale District

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This article is about the district in Sri Lanka. For the town, see Matale.
Matale District
මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்
Administrative District
Map of Sri Lanka with Matale District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Matale District highlighted
Coordinates: 7°40′N 80°45′E / 7.667°N 80.750°E / 7.667; 80.750Coordinates: 7°40′N 80°45′E / 7.667°N 80.750°E / 7.667; 80.750
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
Largest City Matale
Divisions
Government
 • District Secretary H. M. Gamini Senavirathne
 • Local
Area
 • Total 1,993 km2 (770 sq mi)
 • Land 1,952 km2 (754 sq mi)
 • Water 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 441,328
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-22
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_matale

Matale District (Sinhala: මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்) is a district in Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its area is 1,987 km².

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 353,579 (80.12%)
Sri Lankan Tamil 24,320 (5.51%)
Sri Lankan Moor 38,462 (8.72%)
Indian Tamil 23,493 (5.32%)
Burgher 402 (0.09%)
Sri Lankan Malay 523 (0.12%)
Other 549 (0.12%)
Religions
Buddhism 348,762 (79.03%)
Hinduism 42,433 (9.61%)
Islam 39,980 (9.06%)
Roman Catholic 8,400 (1.9%)
Other Christian 1,703 (0.39%)
Other 50 (0.01%)

The population according to 2001 census is 441,328. 80.1% of the population are Sinhalese, 8.7% Sri Lankan Moors, 5.5% native Sri Lankan tamils and 5.3% tamils of Indian origin. 79% of the population are Buddhists, 9.6% Hindu, 9.1% Muslim and 2.3% Christian.[1]

Cities[edit]

Big towns[edit]

Other towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Census and Statistics official government website