Kandy District

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Kandy District
මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
கண்டி மாவட்டம்
Administrative District
Map of Sri Lanka with Kandy District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Kandy District highlighted
Coordinates: 7°15′N 80°45′E / 7.250°N 80.750°E / 7.250; 80.750Coordinates: 7°15′N 80°45′E / 7.250°N 80.750°E / 7.250; 80.750
Country Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
Largest city Kandy
Divisions
Government
 • District Secretary Gotabaya Jayarathna
 • Local
Area
 • Total 1,940 km2 (750 sq mi)
 • Land 1,917 km2 (740 sq mi)
 • Water 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 1,369,899
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 code LK-21
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_kandy

Kandy District (Sinhalese: මහනුවර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: கண்டி மாவட்டம்) is a district of the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Its area is 1906.3 km².[2] The capital of the district is Kandy.

Administrative divisions[edit]

DS Division Area
(km2)
[3]
Population (2012 Census)[4] Population
Density
(/km2)
Akurana 31 67,195 2,135
Delthota 49 30,169 616
Doluwa 95 49,480 521
Ganga Ihala Korale 94 54,674 582
Harispattuwa 49 88,002 1,796
Hatharaliyadda 62 29,866 482
Kandy Four Gravets 59 157,330 2,667
Kundasale 81 127,278 1,571
Medadumbara - Teldeniya 196 60,783 310
Minipe 250 51,577 206
Panvila 93 26,186 282
Pasbage Korale 122 59,662 489
Pathadumbara 51 88,599 1,737
Pathahewaheta 84 58,031 691
Poojapitiya 59 57,879 981
Thumpane 54 37,356 692
Udapalatha 94 91,230 971
Ududumbara 277 22,408 81
Udunuwara 68 110,232 1,621
Yatinuwara 72 105,962 1,472
Total 1,940 1,369,899 706

Ethnic groups and religion[edit]

Religion in Kandy District (2011)[1]

  Buddhism (73.4%)
  Islam (14.8%)
  Hinduism (9.8%)
  Christianity (2.5%)
Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 947,900 (74%)
Sri Lankan Moor 169,968 (13.27%)
Indian Tamil 103,622 (8.09%)
Sri Lankan Tamil 52,052 (4.06%)
Sri Lankan Malay 2,668 (0.21%)
Burgher 2,128 (0.17%)
Other 2,609 (0.2%)
Religions
Buddhism 937,001 (72.92%)
Islam 179,590 (13.98%)
Hinduism 134,438 (10.46%)
Roman Catholic 23,232 (1.81%)
Other Christian 10,330 (0.8%)
Other 437 (0.03%)

Major cities[edit]

Suburbs of city of Kandy[edit]

Big towns[edit]

Other towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011
  2. ^ Kandy District Secretariat Archived 2009-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Land area by province, district and divisional secretariat division" (PDF). Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-13. 
  4. ^ "A6 : Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.