Haputale

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Haputale
හපුතලේ
அப்புத்தளை
Haputale town 01 640.jpg
Haputale is located in Sri Lanka
Haputale
Haputale
Coordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861Coordinates: 6°46′4″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861
Province Uva Province
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)

Haputale (Sinhalese: හපුතලේ; Tamil: அப்புத்தளை) is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council.[1] The elevation is 1431 m (4695 ft) above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN in 2010 named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destinations.[2]

Notable Government institutions are :

  • Police Station
  • Government Hospital
  • Railway Station
  • Haputale Divisional Education Office
  • Main Post Office
  • Urbancouncil

Transport[edit]

Railway line near Haputale

Roads[edit]

Rail[edit]

Haputale railway station is the 69th station on the Main Line. The station opened on 19 June 1893, following the extension of the main line from Nanu Oya railway station to Haputale.

Population[edit]

Total Sinhala Sri Lankan Tamil Indian Tamil Muslim Other
Urban 5238 1441 1105 1406 1285 1
Rural 31676 27817 1012 718 1968 161
Estate 18075 726 2952 14091 228 78
Total 54989 29984 5069 16215 3481 240

Source[3]

Places of interest[edit]

Views from Haputale.
The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale
Lipton's seat

Adisham Bungalow[edit]

Adisham Bungalow is a nineteenth-century British period building, which was modelled on Leeds Castle in Kent, England. Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka in the early 20th century, used it as his country house. Later it became a Benedictine monastery. The Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is located next to the bungalow.

Lipton’s Seat[edit]

The Lipton’s Seat is located at Dambetenna in the Haputale Mountain region. This place was a favourite look-outpoint for Sir Thomas Lipton. The point has a fabulous view over Uva, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces.

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as subtropical highland (Cfb).[5][6]

Climate data for Haputhale
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21
(70)
21.9
(71.4)
24.7
(76.5)
26.1
(79)
24.3
(75.7)
23.8
(74.8)
23
(73)
23.2
(73.8)
24.1
(75.4)
22.8
(73)
22.5
(72.5)
21.4
(70.5)
23.2
(73.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.3
(63.1)
17.7
(63.9)
18.8
(65.8)
19.7
(67.5)
20.1
(68.2)
19.8
(67.6)
19.3
(66.7)
19.4
(66.9)
19.2
(66.6)
18.6
(65.5)
18.2
(64.8)
17.7
(63.9)
18.8
(65.9)
Average low °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
13.6
(56.5)
13
(55)
13.3
(55.9)
16
(61)
15.8
(60.4)
15.7
(60.3)
15.6
(60.1)
14.4
(57.9)
14.4
(57.9)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14.5
(58)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 171
(6.73)
118
(4.65)
142
(5.59)
234
(9.21)
155
(6.1)
48
(1.89)
56
(2.2)
81
(3.19)
115
(4.53)
267
(10.51)
295
(11.61)
256
(10.08)
1,938
(76.29)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 1472m)[5]

Members of Parliament[edit]

The constituency has been represented in Parliament by:

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lanka Library
  2. ^ Gregory Curley; Jenara Nerenberg; Mitch Moxley; Niels Footman; Sara Schonhardt; Tiffany Lam (April 20, 2010). "Unseen Asia: 25 of Asia's most overlooked destinations". CNN. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ ds.gov.lk Haputale
  4. ^ Cultural Background
  5. ^ a b "Temperature, Climate graph, Climate table for Haputhale". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2017-09-01. 
  6. ^ Weather
  7. ^ 1947 GENERAL ELECTION Archived 2016-02-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ 1952 GENERAL ELECTION Archived 2016-02-04 at the Wayback Machine.

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