Central Province, Sri Lanka

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Central Province
මධ්‍යම පළාත
மத்திய மாகாணம்
Province

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Location within Sri Lanka
Country  Sri Lanka
Created 1833
Admitted 14 November 1987
Capital Kandy
Largest City Kandy
Government
 • Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa
 • Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake
Area
 • Total 5,674 km2 (2,191 sq mi)
Area rank 6th (8.63% of total area)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,558,716
 • Rank 2nd (12.97% of total pop.)
 • Density 450.95/km2 (1,167.97/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product (2010)[1]
 • Total Rs 465 billion
 • Rank 4th (9.6% of total)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-2
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil

The Central Province (Sinhala: මධ්‍යම පළාත Madhyama Palata, Tamil: மத்திய மாகாணம் Malaiyakam Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka. It is located in the central mountainous area of the island. It is the sixth largest province by area. About 2.5 million people live here. The border of this province are North Central Province on the North, Uva Province on the East, North Western Province on the West and Sabaragamuwa Province on the South and West. The province's capital is Kandy.

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