Matale District

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Matale District
මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்
Administrative 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
Country Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
Largest city Matale
Divisions
Government
 • District Secretary D.P.G. Kumarasiri
 • Local
Area
 • Total 1,993 km2 (770 sq mi)
 • Land 1,952 km2 (754 sq mi)
 • Water 41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 482,229
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-22
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_matale

Matale District (Sinhalese: මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்) is a district in Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its area is 1,987 km². The administrative capital of the district is the city of Matale.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnicity[edit]

Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 353,579 (80.14%)
Sri Lankan Tamil 24,320 (5.51%)
Sri Lankan Moor 38,345 (8.69%)
Indian Tamil 23,493 (5.32%)
Burgher 402 (0.09%)
Sri Lankan Malay 523 (0.12%)
Other 549 (0.12%)

Religion[edit]

Religion in Matale District (2011)[1]

  Buddhism (79.03%)
  Hinduism (9.6%)
  Islam (9.04%)
  Christianity (2.0%)
Religions
Buddhism 348,762 (78.99%)
Hinduism 42,433 (9.61%)
Islam 40,189 (9.1%)
Roman Catholic 8,400 (1.9%)
Other Christian 1,703 (0.39%)
Other 50 (0.01%)

The population according to 2001 census is 441,328. 80.1% of the population are Sinhalese, 8.7% Sri Lankan Moors, 5.5% native Sri Lankan tamils and 5.3% tamils of Indian origin. 79% of the population are Buddhists, 9.6% Hindu, 9.1% Muslim and 2.3% Christian.[2]

Large towns[edit]

Small towns[edit]

Other places[edit]

Heritage Sites[edit]

List of other tourist attractions in Matale District[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011
  2. ^ Department of Census and Statistics official government website