List of towns in Sri Lanka

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The following is a list of settlements in Sri Lanka with a population between 5,000 and 50,000.

Towns[edit]

Town Image DS
Division
District Province Population Area[1] Density
(/km²)
Co-
ordinates
Conurbation
(2012 est)[2]
Municipality
(2012 cenus)[3]
km² mi²
Badulla
බදුල්ල
பதுளை
A look of a street in Badulla.jpg Badulla Badulla Uva 47,587 42,237 10 4 4,224 6°59′05″N 81°03′23″E / 6.98472°N 81.05639°E / 6.98472; 81.05639
Matara
මාතර
மாத்தறை
Matara Mobitel Building.jpg Matara Matara Southern 47,420 74,193 13 5 5,707 5°57′00″N 80°33′00″E / 5.95000°N 80.55000°E / 5.95000; 80.55000
Puttalam
පුත්තලම
புத்தளம்
Puttalam, Sri Lanka - panoramio (4).jpg Puttalam Puttalam North Western 45,401 45,511 8°02′03″N 79°50′07″E / 8.03417°N 79.83528°E / 8.03417; 79.83528
Chavakachcheri
චාවකච්චේරිය
சாவகச்சேரி
Thenmarachchi Jaffna Northern 41,407 16,129 9°39′00″N 80°09′00″E / 9.65000°N 80.15000°E / 9.65000; 80.15000
Kattankudy
කාත්තන්කුඩි
காத்தான்குடி
Kattankudy Batticaloa Eastern 40,883 40,356 7°41′39″N 81°44′12″E / 7.69417°N 81.73667°E / 7.69417; 81.73667
Matale
මාතලේ
மாத்தளை
Matale aluviharaya.jpg Matale Matale Central 40,859 36,462 9 3 4,051 7°28′00″N 80°37′00″E / 7.46667°N 80.61667°E / 7.46667; 80.61667
Kalutara
කළුතර
களுத்துறை
Kalutara Kalutara Western 39,615 32,417 6°35′13″N 79°57′37″E / 6.58694°N 79.96028°E / 6.58694; 79.96028
Mannar
මන්නාරම
மன்னார்
Mannar Causeway.jpg Mannar Mannar Northern 35,817 24,417 8°58′00″N 79°53′00″E / 8.96667°N 79.88333°E / 8.96667; 79.88333
Panadura
පානදුර
பாணந்துறை
Panadura Kalutara Western 35,717 30,069 6°42′48″N 79°54′15″E / 6.71333°N 79.90417°E / 6.71333; 79.90417
Beruwala
බේරුවල
பேருவளை
LK-beruwala-strand-01.jpg Beruwala Kalutara Western 35,312 37,793 6°28′00″N 79°59′00″E / 6.46667°N 79.98333°E / 6.46667; 79.98333
Ja-Ela
ජා-ඇල
ஜா-எல
Jaela5.jpg Ja-Ela Gampaha Western 32,386 31,232 7°05′04″N 79°53′41″E / 7.08444°N 79.89472°E / 7.08444; 79.89472
Point Pedro
පේදුරුතුඩුව
பருத்தித்துறை
Point Pedro (25467498806).jpg Vadamarachchi North Jaffna Northern 31,351 12,334 9°49′00″N 80°14′00″E / 9.81667°N 80.23333°E / 9.81667; 80.23333
Kelaniya
කැලණිය
களனி
Kelaniya Gampaha Western 31,307 6°57′00″N 79°54′00″E / 6.95000°N 79.90000°E / 6.95000; 79.90000
Peliyagoda
පෑලියගොඩ
பேலியகொடை
Kelaniya Gampaha Western 31,307 27,736 6°57′00″N 79°54′00″E / 6.95000°N 79.90000°E / 6.95000; 79.90000
Kurunegala
කුරුණෑගල
குருனகல்
Kurunegala Sri Lanka (2).JPG Kurunegala Kurunegala North Western 30,314 24,833 11 4 2,258 7°29′00″N 80°22′00″E / 7.48333°N 80.36667°E / 7.48333; 80.36667
Wattala
වත්තල
வத்தளை
Wattala Gampaha Western 30,229 28,031 6°59′00″N 79°53′00″E / 6.98333°N 79.88333°E / 6.98333; 79.88333
Gampola
ගම්පොල
கம்பளை
Gampola.JPG Kandy Central 27,659 37,871 7°59′53″N 80°34′36″E / 7.99806°N 80.57667°E / 7.99806; 80.57667
Nuwara Eliya
නුවරඑළිය
நுவரேலியா
Nuwara Eliya 2013 04.JPG Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya Central 27,326 23,804 12 5 1,984 6°58′00″N 80°46′00″E / 6.96667°N 80.76667°E / 6.96667; 80.76667
Valvettithurai
වෙල්වෙටිතුරේ
வல்வெட்டித்துறை
Valvettithurai Beach.JPG Vadamarachchi North Jaffna Northern 27,210 8,283 9°49′00″N 80°10′00″E / 9.81667°N 80.16667°E / 9.81667; 80.16667
Chilaw
හලාවත
சிலாபம்
ChilawTown.jpeg Chilaw Puttalam North Western 26,714 21,441 7°35′00″N 79°48′00″E / 7.58333°N 79.80000°E / 7.58333; 79.80000
Eravur
එරාවුර්
ஏறாவூர்
Eravur Markazul Islami.jpg Eravur Town Batticaloa Eastern 25,582 24,643 7°46′00″N 81°36′00″E / 7.76667°N 81.60000°E / 7.76667; 81.60000
Avissawella
අවිස්සාවේල්ල
அவிசாவலை
Hanwella Colombo Western 25,322 6°57′11″N 80°13′06″E / 6.95306°N 80.21833°E / 6.95306; 80.21833
Weligama
වැලිගම
வெலிகமை
Weligama-Gare routière.jpg Weligama Matara Southern 24,159 22,377 5°58′24″N 80°25′21″E / 5.97333°N 80.42250°E / 5.97333; 80.42250
Ambalangoda
අම්බලන්ගොඩ
அம்பலாங்கொட
Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka - panoramio.jpg Ambalangoda Galle Southern 21,573 19,990 6°13′30″N 80°03′24″E / 6.22500°N 80.05667°E / 6.22500; 80.05667
Ampara
අම්පාර
அம்பாறை
Ampara.jpg Ampara Ampara Eastern 20,309 22,511 7°17′00″N 81°40′00″E / 7.28333°N 81.66667°E / 7.28333; 81.66667
Kegalle
කෑගල්ල
கேகாலை
Kegalle Kegalle Sabaragamuwa 17,962 15,993 7°15′00″N 80°21′00″E / 7.25000°N 80.35000°E / 7.25000; 80.35000
Hatton
හැටන්
ஹற்றன்
City of Srilanka, Hatton.jpg Ambagamuwa Nuwara Eliya Central 16,237 14,585 6°31′57″N 80°21′19″E / 6.53250°N 80.35528°E / 6.53250; 80.35528
Nawalapitiya
නාවලපිටිය
நாவலபிட்டி
Pasbage Korale Kandy Central 15,415 13,338 7°03′00″N 80°32′00″E / 7.05000°N 80.53333°E / 7.05000; 80.53333
Balangoda
බලන්ගොඩ
பலங்கொடா
Balangoda Ratnapura Sabaragamuwa 13,589 16,510 6°39′00″N 80°41′00″E / 6.65000°N 80.68333°E / 6.65000; 80.68333
Hambantota
හම්බන්තොට
அம்பாந்தோட்டை
Hambantota Administrative Complex.jpg Hambantota Hambantota Southern 12,071 23,236 83 32 280 6°07′28″N 81°07′21″E / 6.12444°N 81.12250°E / 6.12444; 81.12250
Tangalle
තංගල්ල
தங்கல்ல
Tangalle main road.jpg Tangalle Hambantota Southern 11,258 8,473 6°01′00″N 80°47′00″E / 6.01667°N 80.78333°E / 6.01667; 80.78333
Monaragala
මොණරාගල
மொனராகல
Moneragala Monaragala Uva 10,853 6°52′00″N 81°21′00″E / 6.86667°N 81.35000°E / 6.86667; 81.35000
Gampaha
ගම්පහ
கம்பகா
Gampaha Gampaha Western 9,889 62,335 38 15 1,640 7°05′30″N 79°59′39″E / 7.09167°N 79.99417°E / 7.09167; 79.99417
Horana
හොරණ
ஹொரண
Horana Kalutara Western 9,774 9,550 6°43′00″N 80°03′00″E / 6.71667°N 80.05000°E / 6.71667; 80.05000
Wattegama
වත්තේගම
வத்தேகமை
Siyambalanduwa Monaragala Uva 8,770 7°21′01″N 80°40′57″E / 7.35028°N 80.68250°E / 7.35028; 80.68250
Minuwangoda
මිණුවන්ගොඩ
மினுவன்கொட
Minuwangoda Gampaha Western 8,016 7,523 7°10′24″N 79°57′43″E / 7.17333°N 79.96194°E / 7.17333; 79.96194
Bandarawela
බණ්ඩාරවෙල
பண்டாரவளை
BANDARAWELA BUS STATION SRI LANKA JUNE 2011 (5885943208).jpg Bandarawela Badulla Uva 7,878 24,168 27 10 895 6°50′00″N 80°59′00″E / 6.83333°N 80.98333°E / 6.83333; 80.98333
Kuliyapitiya
කුලියාපිටිය
குளியாப்பிட்டிய
Kurunegala North Western 6,850 5,509 7°28′14″N 80°02′44″E / 7.47056°N 80.04556°E / 7.47056; 80.04556
Haputale
හපුතලේ
அப்புத்தளை
Haputale town 01 640.jpg Haputale Badulla Uva 5,559 5,288 6°46′04″N 80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861

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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