Monaragala District

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Monaragala District

මොණරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
மொணராகலை மாவட்டம்
Map of Sri Lanka with Monaragala District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Monaragala District highlighted
Coordinates: 6°40′N 81°20′E / 6.667°N 81.333°E / 6.667; 81.333Coordinates: 6°40′N 81°20′E / 6.667°N 81.333°E / 6.667; 81.333
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceUva Province
Largest TownMonaragala
Area
 • Total5,636 km2 (2,176 sq mi)
 • Land5,508 km2 (2,127 sq mi)
 • Water131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total448,194
 • Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-82
Websitewww.monaragala.dist.gov.lk

Monaragala (Sinhala: මොණරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: மொணராகலை மாவட்டம்) is a district in Uva Province of Sri Lanka. It is the 2nd largest of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, with an area of 5,636 km².[2]

Towns[edit]

Statistics[edit]

population Land Area Schools Total Students
429,803 282,200 Hectare 262 97,721
Division population
Bibila 38,386
Madulla 30,672
Medagama 35,116
Siyambalanduwa 51,309
Monaragala 45,922
Badalkumbura 39,786
Wellawaya 54,911
Buttala 51,186
Kataragama 17,627
Thanamalwila 25,063
Sevanagala 39,825

Religion[edit]

Religions in Moneragala District (2011)[3]

  Buddhism (94.5%)
  Hinduism (2.8%)
  Islam (2.2%)
  Christianity (0.5%)

Buddhism is the predominant religion in Moneragala.

Ethnicity[edit]

Sinhala Sri Lankan Tamil Indian Tamil Sri Lankan Moor
94.5% 1.4% 1.9% 2.0%

In 2008 - Source[4]

Natural parks[edit]

Major reservoirs[edit]

  • Senanayake Reservoir
  • Muthukandiya Reservoir
  • Weheragala Reservoir
  • Handapanagala Reservoir
  • Udawalawa Reservoir

Rivers[edit]

  • Menik Ganga
  • Gal oya
  • Heda oya
  • Wila oya
  • Kumbukkan Oya
  • Kirindi oya
  • ranwanna oya

Tourist Attractions[edit]

  • Katharagama
  • Maligawila
  • Buduruwagala
  • Yala National Park
  • Galoya National Park
  • Udawalawa National Park
  • Ellewela Waterfall


Maps[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "POPULATION OF SRI LANKA BY DISTRICT" (PDF). Census of Population and Housing 2011. Department of Census and Statistics. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  2. ^ "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  3. ^ Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011
  4. ^ Article from Lakbima Newspaper

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