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Map of Sri Lanka with Puttalam District highlighted
|Province||North Western Province|
|• Total||3,072 km2 (1,186 sq mi)|
|• Land||2,882 km2 (1,113 sq mi)|
|• Water||190 km2 (70 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||LK-62|
Puttalam is a district situated near to the west coast of Sri Lanka. It has an area of 3,072 km2 (1,186 sq mi). Along with the Kurunegala District, it formulates the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. The district capital is Puttalam, which borders the Kala Oya and Modaragam Aru in the north, Anuradhapura District and Kurunegala District in the east, Ma Oya in the south, and the Indian Ocean in the west. Puttalam is well known for its picturesque lagoons, popular for shallow sea fishing and prawn farming activities. The town of Kalpitiya, and the Kalpitiya Peninsula, is located in this district.
- On 1845, North Western Province was created.
- On 1958, then Puttalam district was merged with Chilaw district.
People in Puttalam district adhere to a variety of religions.
- "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
- "POPULATION OF SRI LANKA BY DISTRICT" (PDF). Census of Population and Housing 2011. Department of Census and Statistics. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
- Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998,Gwillim Law, p.334
- Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011
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