Polonnaruwa District

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Polonnaruwa District

පොළොන්නරුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය

பொலன்னறுவை மாவட்டம்
Administrative District
Lankatilaka Vihara
Map of Sri Lanka with Polonnaruwa District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Polonnaruwa District highlighted
Coordinates: 8°00′N 81°00′E / 8.000°N 81.000°E / 8.000; 81.000Coordinates: 8°00′N 81°00′E / 8.000°N 81.000°E / 8.000; 81.000
Country Sri Lanka
Province North Central Province
Largest Town Polonnaruwa
DS Division[1]
Government
 • MPs
 • MPCs[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 3,293 km2 (1,271 sq mi)
 • Land 3,077 km2 (1,188 sq mi)
 • Water 216 km2 (83 sq mi)  6.55%
Area rank 5th (5.01% of total area)
Population (2012)[4]
 • Total 403,335
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Ethnicity[5]
 • Sinhalese 365,476 (90.6%)
 • Moors 29,060 (7.2%)
 • Sri Lankan Tamil 7,356 (1.8%)
 • Indian Tamil 1,190 (0.3%)
 • Other 253 (0.06%)
Religion[6]
 • Buddhist 361,920 (89.7%)
 • Muslim 30,427 (7.5%)
 • Hindu 6,835 (1.7%)
 • Christian 4,090 (1.00%)
 • Other 63 (0.01%)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
Post Codes 51000
Telephone Codes 027
ISO 3166 code LK-72
Vehicle registration NC
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil

Polonnaruwa District (Sinhalese: පොළොන්නරුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය; Tamil: பொலன்னறுவை மாவட்டம்) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. It is also one of the two districts of North Central Province and has an area of 3,293 km².[7]

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 capital of the district is the city of Polonnaruwa.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnicity[edit]

The majority of the population are Sinhalese with a minority Sri Lankan Moor and Sri Lankan Tamil population.[8]

Ethnicity in Polonnaruwa District[9]
Population Percent
Sinhalese
  
90.6%
Sri Lankan Moor
  
7.2%
Sri Lankan Tamil
  
1.8%
Indian Tamils
  
0.3%

Religion[edit]

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Religion in Polonnaruwa District (2011)[10]

  Buddhism (89.7%)
  Islam (7.5%)
  Hinduism (1.7%)
  Christianity (1.0%)
  Other (0.0%)

According to the 2011 census[10] 89.7% of the population were Buddhists, 7.5% Muslim, 1.7% Hindu and 1% Christian.

Education[edit]

Following are some of the schools in the Polonnaruwa District.

Towns[edit]

Notable people whose origin is in Polonnaruwa District[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.citypopulation.de/php/srilanka-admin.php?adm1id=72
  2. ^ http://www.nc.gov.lk/en/about-us/provincial-cabinet.html
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121113190301/http://www.statistics.gov.lk/Abstract2011/CHAP1/AB1-1.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.statistics.gov.lk/PopHouSat/CPH2011/index.php?fileName=pop43&gp=Activities&tpl=3%20The%20Census%20of%20Population%20and%20Housing%20of%20Sri%20Lanka-2011
  5. ^ http://www.statistics.gov.lk/PopHouSat/CPH2011/index.php?fileName=pop42&gp=Activities&tpl=3
  6. ^ http://www.statistics.gov.lk/PopHouSat/CPH2011/index.php?fileName=pop43&gp=Activities&tpl=3
  7. ^ http://coins.lakdiva.org/d25/districts.html
  8. ^ http://www.statistics.gov.lk/PopHouSat/CPH2011/index.php?fileName=pop42&gp=Activities&tpl=3%20The%20Census%20of%20Population%20and%20Housing%20of%20Sri%20Lanka-2011
  9. ^ http://www.statistics.gov.lk/PopHouSat/CPH2011/index.php?fileName=pop42&gp=Activities&tpl=3%20The%20Census%20of%20Population%20and%20Housing%20of%20Sri%20Lanka-2011
  10. ^ a b Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011