List of cities in Sri Lanka

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The following is a list of settlements in Sri Lanka with a population over 50,000.

Cities[edit]

City Image DS
Division
District Province Population Area[1] Density
(/km²)
Co-
ordinates
Conurbation
(2012 est)[2]
Municipality
(2012 cenus)[3]
km² mi²
Colombo
කොළඹ
கொழும்பு
Colombo City, Sri Lanka.jpg Colombo /
Thimbirigasyaya
Colombo Western 752,993 561,314 37 14 15,171 6°56′04″N 79°50′34″E / 6.93444°N 79.84278°E / 6.93444; 79.84278
Dehiwala-
Mount Lavinia

දෙහිවල-
ගල්කිස්ස
தெஹிவளை-
கல்கிசை
Sri Lanka (560056969).jpg Dehiwala Colombo Western 245,974 184,468 21 8 8,784 6°50′23″N 79°52′33″E / 6.83972°N 79.87583°E / 6.83972; 79.87583
Moratuwa
මොරටුව
மொறட்டுவை
Moratuwa Colombo Western 207,755 168,280 23 9 7,317 6°47′57″N 79°52′36″E / 6.79917°N 79.87667°E / 6.79917; 79.87667
Sri Jayawardenapura
Kotte

ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර
කෝට්ටේ
ஶ்ரீ ஜெயவர்த்தனபுரம்
கோட்டை
Fountain at Diyatha Uyana.JPG Kotte Colombo Western 135,806 107,925 17 7 6,349 6°54′39″N 79°53′16″E / 6.91083°N 79.88778°E / 6.91083; 79.88778
Negombo
මීගමුව
நீர்கொழும்பு
Sri Lanka Negombo Dutch Channel.JPG Negombo Gampaha Western 127,754 142,449 31 12 4,595 7°13′00″N 79°50′00″E / 7.21667°N 79.83333°E / 7.21667; 79.83333
Kandy
මහනුවර
கண்டி
Kandy Lake (8).jpg Kandy Kandy Central 125,351 98,828 27 10 3,660 7°17′47″N 80°38′06″E / 7.29639°N 80.63500°E / 7.29639; 80.63500
Kalmunai
කල්මුනේ
கல்முனை
Kalmunai Paddy Fields.jpg Kalmunai Muslim /
Kalmunai Tamil /
Sainthamarathu
Ampara Eastern 106,783 99,893 23 9 4,343 7°25′00″N 81°49′00″E / 7.41667°N 81.81667°E / 7.41667; 81.81667
Vavuniya
වවුනියාව
வவுனியா
Vavuniya City.jpg Vavuniya Vavuniya Northern 99,653 34,816 8°45′00″N 80°29′00″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333
Galle
ගාල්ල
காலி
GALLE CRICKET GROUND SRI LANKA JAN 2013 (8580281360).jpg Galle Galle Southern 99,478 86,333 17 7 5,078 6°02′03″N 80°12′59″E / 6.03417°N 80.21639°E / 6.03417; 80.21639
Trincomalee
ත්‍රිකුණාමලය
திருகோணமலை
Samudragama vu de Koneshwarama.jpg Trincomalee
Town and
Gravets
Trincomalee Eastern 99,135 48,351 8°34′00″N 81°14′00″E / 8.56667°N 81.23333°E / 8.56667; 81.23333
Batticaloa
මඩකලපුව
மட்டக்களப்பு
Batticaloa landscape.JPG Manmunai North Batticaloa Eastern 92,332 86,227 75 29 1,150 7°43′00″N 81°42′00″E / 7.71667°N 81.70000°E / 7.71667; 81.70000
Jaffna
යාපනය
யாழ்ப்பாணம்
Jaffna.jpg Jaffna /
Nallur
Jaffna Northern 88,138 80,829 20 8 4,041 9°40′00″N 80°00′00″E / 9.66667°N 80.00000°E / 9.66667; 80.00000
Katunayake
කටුනායක
கட்டுநாயக்க
Katana Gampaha Western 76,816 60,915 7°10′00″N 79°52′00″E / 7.16667°N 79.86667°E / 7.16667; 79.86667
Dambulla
දඹුල්ල
தம்புள்ளை
Dambulla, Sri Lanka - panoramio (59).jpg Dambulla Matale Central 68,821 23,814 54 21 441 7°51′24″N 80°38′57″E / 7.85667°N 80.64917°E / 7.85667; 80.64917
Kolonnawa
කොලොන්නාව
கொலன்னாவ
Kolonnawa Colombo Western 64,887 60,044 6°55′00″N 79°54′00″E / 6.91667°N 79.90000°E / 6.91667; 79.90000
Anuradhapura
අනුරාධපුරය
அனுராதபுரம்
Anuradhapura 02.jpg Anuradhapura Anuradhapura North Central 63,208 50,595 36 14 1,405 8°21′00″N 80°23′00″E / 8.35000°N 80.38333°E / 8.35000; 80.38333
Ratnapura
රත්නපුර
இரத்தினபுரி
Maha Saman Devalaya.jpg Ratnapura Ratnapura Sabaragamuwa 52,170 47,105 20 8 2,474 6°40′00″N 80°24′00″E / 6.66667°N 80.40000°E / 6.66667; 80.40000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 15.1: Area, Population, Registered voters and Employees of Municipalities, 2015" (PDF). Statistics Statistical Abstract 2016. Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Table 2.4: Population of Municipal Councils and urban councils by sex, Census, 2012" (PDF). Statistics Statistical Abstract 2016. Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka. 

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