Nuwara Eliya District

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Nuwara Eliya District
நுவரேலியா மாவட்டம்
නුවරඑළිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Administrative District
Map of Sri Lanka with Nuwara Eliya District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Nuwara Eliya District highlighted
Coordinates: 7°00′N 80°45′E / 7.000°N 80.750°E / 7.000; 80.750Coordinates: 7°00′N 80°45′E / 7.000°N 80.750°E / 7.000; 80.750
Country  Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
Largest Town Nuwara Eliya
Divisions
Government
 • District Secretary D. P. G. kumarasiri
 • Local
Area
 • Total 1,741 km2 (672 sq mi)
 • Land 1,706 km2 (659 sq mi)
 • Water 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 731,415
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-23
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_nuwaraeliya

Nuwara Eliya District (Tamil: நுவரேலியா மாவட்டம், Sinhala: නුවරඑළිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is a district in Central Province, Sri Lanka, centered around the tourist city of Nuwara Eliya.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 282,621 (40.17%)
Sri Lankan Tamil 46,066 (6.55%)
Sri Lankan Moor 16,555 (2.35%)
Indian Tamil 355,830 (50.57%)
Burgher 632 (0.09%)
Sri Lankan Malay 1,059 (0.15%)
Other 847 (0.12%)
Religions
Buddhism 279,139 (39.67%)
Hinduism 359,135 (51.04%)
Islam 19,099 (2.71%)
Roman Catholic 35,008 (4.98%)
Other Christian 10,741 (1.53%)
Other 488 (0.07%)

The population according to 2001 census is 703,610 of which 50.61% Tamils of Indian origin, 40.2% are Sinhalese, 6.5% native Sri Lankan Tamils and 2.4% Sri Lankan Moors. 51.0% of the population are Hindu, 39.7.0 % Buddhists, 5% Roman catholic, 2.7% muslim and 1.5% belong to non-catholic Christian denominations.[1]

Geography[edit]

Marker on the A5 highway in Nuwara Eliya, horse and Race Course Ground in the background

Nuwara Eliya district is located in the hill country of Central Province. The terrain is generally mountainous, with deep valleys.

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Schools[edit]

Poramadulla Central College is located in the Rikillagaskada community in Hanguranketha.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Census and Statistics official government website
  2. ^ S.M. Jiffrey Abdeen (March 10, 2012), Poramadulla CC makes progress despite difficulties, Daily News (Sri Lanka), retrieved December 7, 2013  (Archive)

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