Matale District

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Matale District
මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்
Flag of Matale District
Map of Sri Lanka with Matale District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Matale District highlighted
Coordinates: 7°40′N 80°45′E / 7.667°N 80.750°E / 7.667; 80.750Coordinates: 7°40′N 80°45′E / 7.667°N 80.750°E / 7.667; 80.750
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceCentral Province
Largest CityMatale
Large Towns
 • District SecretaryS. M. G. K. Perera
 • Matale Electoral MPs
 • Administrative District1,993 km2 (770 sq mi)
 • Land1,952 km2 (754 sq mi)
 • Water41 km2 (16 sq mi)
 • Administrative District484,531
 • Estimate 
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-22
Official LanguagesSinhala / Tamil

Matale District (Sinhala: මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்) is a district in Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is one of 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The administrative capital and largest city of the district is Matale.

The district is considered as the central region of the island and has a total area of 1,993 km2 (770 sq mi). It is in the northern part of the Central Province. It is bounded to the north by Anuradapura, east by Polonnaruwa, Badulla and Ampara, west by Kurunagala and to the south by Kandy Districts.

Ethnicity and religions[edit]

Religion in Matale District (2012)[3]

  Buddhism (79.4%)
  Islam (9.8%)
  Hinduism (9.1%)
  Christianity (2.4%)
Religion Population(2012)
Buddhism 385,151
Hinduism 43,432
Islam 45,682
Christianity 10,241
Other Religion 25




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  1. ^ Department of Census and Statistics
  2. ^ Citypopulation
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing - 2012".