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Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

Provinces

The area and population of the provinces of Sri Lanka according to census results and latest official estimates.

NameAbbr.CapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (Cf)
1981-03-17
Population
Census (Cf)
2001-07-17
Population
Census (Cf)
2012-03-20
Population
Estimate (E)
2014-07-01
Sri LankaLKAColombo / Sri Jayawardenepura65,61014,846,75018,797,25720,359,43920,771,000
Central (Madhyama)CENKandy5,6742,009,2482,423,9662,571,5572,631,000567400
Eastern (Kilakku, Negenahira)EASTrincomalee9,996975,2511,419,6021,555,5101,593,000999600
North Central (Uturumeda)NCEAnuradhapura10,472849,4921,104,6771,266,6631,298,0001047200
Northern (Vatakku, Uturu)NORJaffna8,8841,109,4041,040,9631,061,3151,085,000888400
North Western (Wayamba)NWEKurunegala7,8881,704,3342,169,8922,380,8612,425,000788800
SabaragamuwaSABRatnapura4,9681,482,0311,801,3311,928,6551,970,000496800
Southern (Dakunu)SOUGalle5,5441,882,6612,278,2712,477,2852,532,000554400
UvaUVABadulla8,500914,5221,177,3581,266,4631,301,000850000
Western (Basnahira)WESColombo3,6843,919,8075,381,1975,851,1305,936,000368400

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (Cf)
2012-03-20
1ColomboWES561,314
2KaduwelaWES252,041
3MaharagamaWES196,423
4KesbewaWES185,122
5Dehiwala-Mount LaviniaWES184,468
6MoratuwaWES168,280
7NegomboWES142,449
8Sri JayawardenepuraWES107,925
9KalmunaiEAS99,893
10KandyCEN98,828

Contents: Cities

The population of all cities (i.e. municipal and urban councils) in Sri Lanka by census years.

NameStatusAdm.Population
Census (Cf)
1981-03-17
Population
Census (Cf)
2001-07-17
Population
Census (Cf)
2012-03-20
Area
AkkaraipattuMCEAS......30,934700
AmbalangodaUCSOU15,56019,72019,990710
AmparaUCEAS16,21317,95722,5113200
AnuradhapuraMCNCE35,98153,15150,5953600
BadullaMCUVA33,06841,00542,2371040
BalangodaUCSAB10,07012,06216,510650
BandarawelaMCUVA......24,1682700
BatticaloaMCEAS42,96380,31386,2277500
BeruwalaUCWES26,32033,05337,793440
BoralesgamuwaUCWES......60,1100
ChavakachcheriUCNOR......16,1291950
ChilawUCNWE20,81024,10521,441560
ColomboMCWES587,647647,100561,3143730
DambullaMCCEN......23,8145400
Dehiwala-Mount LaviniaMCWES173,529210,546184,4682100
EmbilipitiyaUCSAB......36,7120
EravurUCEAS......24,6430
GalleMCSOU76,86390,27086,3331680
GampahaMCWES10,65657,46162,3353800
GampolaUCCEN21,22424,28337,871330
HambantotaMCSOU8,57711,13423,2368300
HaputaleUCUVA...4,7805,288230
Hatton-DickoyaUCCEN9,86014,25514,585210
HikkaduwaUCSOU......27,0750
HoranaUCWES...9,1499,550410
Ja-ElaUCWES24,48530,91031,232770
JaffnaMCNOR118,224...80,8292020
KadugannawaUCCEN...1,21512,65480
Kaduwela (Battaramulla)MCWES...209,251252,0418700
Kalmunai (incl. Sainthamarathu)MCEAS22,82594,57999,8932300
KalutaraUCWES31,50337,45132,417850
KandyMCCEN97,872109,34398,8282700
Kattankudy (Kathankudi)UCEAS17,50034,74940,3560
Katunayake (-Seeduwa)UCWES31,49173,31660,9152180
KegalleUCSAB15,01617,13915,993800
KesbewaUCWES......185,1220
Kilinochchi NOR.........0
KinniyaUCEAS......36,7720
KolonnawaUCWES41,00555,34160,0441630
KuliyapitiyaUCNWE5,8006,3825,509790
KurunegalaMCNWE26,19828,40124,8331140
MaharagamaUCWES...185,193196,4233800
MannarUCNOR......24,4172800
MataleMCCEN29,75236,45136,462900
MataraMCSOU38,84376,25474,1931300
MinuwangodaUCWES6,4007,6517,523310
Moneragala UVA.........0
MoratuwaMCWES134,826177,563168,2802300
Mullaitivu NOR.........0
NawalapitiyaUCCEN12,44013,53313,338430
NegomboMCWES60,762121,701142,4493100
Nuwara EliyaMCCEN20,47125,38823,8041200
PanaduraUCWES31,09033,43230,069700
PeliyagodaUCWES25,46629,88027,736360
Point PedroUCNOR......12,3341110
Polonnaruwa NCE.........0
PuttalamUCNWE21,58641,76145,5112560
RatnapuraMCSAB37,49746,18347,1052020
Seethawakapura (Avissawella)UCWES14,15021,59730,3081970
Sri Jayawardenepura (Kotte)MCWES101,039116,366107,9251690
TangalleUCSOU9,59010,4588,473360
Thalawakele-LindulaUCCEN5,6803,7464,691150
TrincomaleeUCEAS44,313...48,351780
ValvettithuraiUCNOR......8,283730
VavuniyaUCNOR18,51253,14334,8162300
Wattala-MaboleUCWES20,00028,85228,031440
WattegamaUCCEN6,4707,8438,157420
WeligamaUCSOU17,72021,78322,377530

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