Hatton, Sri Lanka
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Hatton (Sinhalese: හැටන්, Tamil: ஹற்றன்) is a town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka governed by the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council. It is approximately 83 km (52 mi) southeast of Colombo and 44 km (27 mi) south of Kandy and is situated at an elevation of 1,271 m (4,170 ft) above sea level. Hatton was founded during the British colonial times in order to serve the coffee and latter tea estates. The name of the town refers to the village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A number of the surrounding tea estates are also named after Scottish villages.
In 2008 part of the Hatton town, including religious places, was gazetted as a Religious Zone by the Government of Sri Lanka.
|% Of Total|
|Sri Lankan Tamils||3,278||23.00|
|Sri Lankan Moors||2,309||16.20|
|Other (including Burgher, Malay)||203||1.42|
The Indian Tamils who live in this area have contributed immensely to Sri Lankan economy as tea estate workers.
- Maanica Pillayaar/Sri Manickapillayar Kovil, a Hindu temple dedicated to Ganesh
- Subramaniam Kovil, Hindu temple dedicated to Murugan
- Sri Muthu Mariyamman Kovil, a Hindu temple
- Singha Malai Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in Sri Lanka
- Shri Nigrodharamaya Buddhist Temple
- St. Clair's Falls, a 80 m (260 ft) high and 50 m (160 ft) wide waterfall
- Devon Falls, a 97 m (318 ft) high waterfall
- Laxapana Falls, a 126 m (413 ft) high waterfall
- Highlands College - (Tamil & English Medium)
- Sri Pada Central College – (Sinhala & English Medium)
- St. Gabriel's Convent – (Sinhala & Tamil Medium)
- St. John Bosco's College - (Tamil & Sinhala Medium)
- Webster International School - (English Medium)
- Highlevel International School -(English Medium)
- Oxbridge International College (English Courses & Certicicates)
- Life-spring English Academy - (English Medium)
Post and telephone
- "Our History". Hatton National Bank. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
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