Jaffna District

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Jaffna District
யாழ்ப்பாணம் மாவட்டம்
යාපනය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Administrative District
Farmland in Kandarodai
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 09°40′N 80°10′E / 9.667°N 80.167°E / 9.667; 80.167Coordinates: 09°40′N 80°10′E / 9.667°N 80.167°E / 9.667; 80.167
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
Capital Jaffna
DS Division
Government
 • District Secretary S. Arumainayaham
 • MPs
 • MPCs
Area[1]
 • Total 1,025 km2 (396 sq mi)
 • Land 929 km2 (359 sq mi)
 • Water 96 km2 (37 sq mi)  9.37%
Area rank 24th (1.56% of total area)
Population (2012 census)[2]
 • Total 583,378
 • Rank 16th (2.88% of total pop.)
 • Density 569.15/km2 (1,474.1/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
Post Codes 40000-40999
Telephone Codes 021
ISO 3166 code LK-41
Vehicle registration NP
Official Languages Tamil, Sinhala

Jaffna District (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம் மாவட்டம் Yāḻppāṇam Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: යාපනය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second level of administrative division of the country. The capital of the district is the city of Jaffna.

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