Anuradhapura District

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Anuradhapura District
Administrative District
Map of Sri Lanka with Anuradhapura District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Anuradhapura District highlighted
Coordinates: 8°20′N 80°30′E / 8.333°N 80.500°E / 8.333; 80.500Coordinates: 8°20′N 80°30′E / 8.333°N 80.500°E / 8.333; 80.500
Country Sri Lanka
Province North Central Province
Largest City Anuradhapura
Divisions
Area
 • Total 7,179 km2 (2,772 sq mi)
 • Land 6,664 km2 (2,573 sq mi)
 • Water 515 km2 (199 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 856,232
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-71
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_anuradhapura

Anuradhapura (Sinhalese: අනුරාධපුර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය anūrādhapūra distrikkaya; Tamil: அனுராதபுரம் மாவட்டம் Aṉurātapuram māvaṭṭam) is a district in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its area is 7,179 km².

Major cities[edit]

Other towns[edit]

  • Bulnewa
  • Eppawala
  • Galenbindunuwewa
  • Galnewa
  • Ganewalpola
  • Habarana
  • Horowupotana
  • Kahatagasdigiliya
  • Kebitigollawa
  • Kekirawa
  • Konapathirawa
  • Konwewa
  • Madatugama
  • Mahailuppallama
  • Maradankadawala
  • Medawachchiya
  • Mihintale
  • Nochchiyagama
  • Padawiya
  • Palugaswewa
  • Rambewa
  • Seeppukulama
  • Talawa
  • Tambuttegama
  • Thirappane
  • Yakalla

Anuradhapura district election divisions[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 676,073 (90.66%)
Sri Lankan Tamil 5,073 (0.68%)
Sri Lankan Moor 61,989 (8.31%)
Indian Tamil 443 (0.06%)
Burgher 179 (0.02%)
Sri Lankan Malay 279 (0.04%)
Other 1,657 (0.22%)
Religions
Buddhism 670,963 (89.98%)
Hinduism 3,459 (0.46%)
Islam 62,797 (8.42%)
Roman Catholic 6,266 (0.84%)
Other Christian 2,073 (0.28%)
Other 135 (0.02%)
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Religion in Anuradhapura District (2011)[1]

  Buddhism (90.2%)
  Islam (8.3%)
  Christianity (1.1%)
  Hinduism (0.4%)

The population according to the 2001 census is 745,693, of whom 90.7% were Sinhalese, 8.3% Sri Lankan Moors, 0.7% native Sri Lankan Tamils and 0.1% Tamils of Indian origin. 90.0% of the population are Buddhists, 8.4% Muslim, 1.1% Christian and 0.5% Hindu.[2]

Divisional secretariats[edit]

Divisional secretariats constitute the next administrative division down from district.

Maps[edit]

Notable people whose origin was in Anuradhapura District[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011
  2. ^ Department of Census and Statistics - official government website