Sabaragamuwa Province

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Sabaragamuwa Province
සබරගමුව පළාත
சப்ரகமுவ மாகாணம்
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°40′N 80°24′E / 6.667°N 80.400°E / 6.667; 80.400Coordinates: 6°40′N 80°24′E / 6.667°N 80.400°E / 6.667; 80.400
CountrySri Lanka
Admitted14 November 1987
Largest cityRatnapura
 • GovernorTikiri Kobbekaduwa
 • Total4,968 km2 (1,918 sq mi)
Area rank8th (7.46% of total area)
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,918,880
 • Rank5th (9.63% of total pop.)
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 • TotalRs 303 billion
 • Rank5th (6.3% of total)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-9
Vehicle registrationSG
Official LanguagesSinhalese, Tamil
Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

The Sabaragamuwa Province (Sinhala: සබරගමුව පළාත Sabaragamuwa Paḷāta, Tamil: சபரகமுவ மாகாணம் Sabaragamuwa Mākāṇam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils.[2][3] The Sabaragamuwa Province contains two districts: Ratnapura and Kegalle. It is named after its former indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter-gatherer tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University is in Belihuloya.


Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:

Municipal Council[edit]

Urban Council[edit]

Other Towns[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ :.News Line : North, East record highest GDP growth rate Archived 2012-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Provinces of Sri Lanka". Statoids.
  3. ^ "Provincial Councils". Government of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07.

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