Sabaragamuwa Province

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Sabaragamuwa Province
සබරගමුව පළාත
சபரகமுவ மாகாணம்
Province
Flag of Sabaragamuwa Province
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Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country  Sri Lanka
Created 1889
Admitted 14 November 1987
Capital Ratnapura
Largest City Ratnapura
Government
 • Governor W. J. M. Lokubandara
 • Chief Minister Maheepala Herath
Area
 • Total 4,968 km2 (1,918 sq mi)
Area rank 8th (7.46% of total area)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,918,880
 • Rank 5th (9.63% of total pop.)
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product (2010)[1]
 • Total Rs 303 billion
 • Rank 5th (6.3% of total)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-9
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
Website www.sg.gov.lk

The Sabaragamuwa Province, (Sinhala: සබරගමුව පළාත Sabaragamuwa Palata, Tamil: சபரகமுவ மாகாணம் Sabaragamuwa Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils.[2][3] The Sabaragamuwa Province contains two districts: Ratnapura and Kegalle. It is named after its former indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter gatherer tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University is in Belihuloya.

Districts[edit]

Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:

Municipal Council[edit]

Urban Council[edit]

Other Towns[edit]

Ratnapura[edit]

At an elevation of approximately 500 feet above sea level, Ratnapura is the provincial capital of Sabargamuwa. It is 60 miles (100 km) from the city of Colombo.

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Coordinates: 6°40′N 80°24′E / 6.667°N 80.400°E / 6.667; 80.400