This article is about the district in Sri Lanka. For the town, see Nuwara Eliya
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.
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.
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.
Poramadulla Central College is located in the Rikillagaskada community in Hanguranketha.
- ^ Department of Census and Statistics official government website
- ^ S.M. Jiffrey Abdeen (March 10, 2012), Poramadulla CC makes progress despite difficulties, Daily News (Sri Lanka), retrieved December 7, 2013 (Archive)