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Nuwara Eliya District

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Country  Sri Lanka
Time zone  Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
Province  Central Province
Largest Town  Nuwara Eliya
Population  731,415 (2013)
ISO 3166 code  Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya District
Divisions  List Divisional Secretariats: 5 Grama Niladhari: 491
Website  ds.gov.lk/dist_nuwaraeliya
Area  1,741 km² (1,706 km² Land / 35 km² Water)
Points of interest  Hakgala Botanical Garden, Pidurutalagala, Galway's Land National, Devon Falls, St Clairs Falls
Destinations  Nuwara Eliya, Hatton, Horton Plains National, Pattipola, Ramboda

Nuwara Eliya District (Tamil: நுவரேலியா மாவட்டம், Sinhalese: නුවරඑළිය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is a district in Central Province, Sri Lanka, centered on the tourist city of Nuwara Eliya.

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Map of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Demographics

The population according to 2001 census is 703,610 of which 50.61% Tamils of Indian origin, 40.2% are Sinhalese, 6.5% native Sri Lankan Tamils and 2.4% Sri Lankan Moors. In terms of religion,51.0% of the population are Hindu, 39.7.0 % Buddhists, 5% Roman Catholics, 2.7% Muslims and 1.5% belong to non-catholic Christian denominations.

Geography

Nuwara Eliya district is located in the hill country of Central Province. The terrain is generally mountainous, with deep valleys.

Cities

  • Nuwara Eliya (Municipal Council)
  • Towns

  • Hapugastalawa
  • Agrapatana
  • Ambewela
  • Bogawantalawa
  • Bopattalawa
  • Dayagama Bazaar
  • Ginigathena
  • Haggala
  • Hatton-Dikoya UC
  • Kotagala
  • Kotmale
  • Labukele
  • Laxapana
  • Lindula-Talawakele UC
  • Maskeliya
  • Nuwara Eliya
  • Nanuoya
  • Padiyapelella
  • Ramboda
  • Ragala
  • Rozella
  • Udapussallawa
  • Walapane
  • Watawala
  • Schools

    Poramadulla Central College is located in the Rikillagaskada community in Hanguranketha.

    References

    Nuwara Eliya District Wikipedia


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