Ampara District

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Ampara District

அம்பாறை மாவட்டம்
අමිපාර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Administrative units of Ampara District in 2006
Administrative units of Ampara District in 2006
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceEastern
CreatedApril 1961
CapitalAmpara
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryNeel De Alwis
 • MPs
 • MPCs
Area
 • Total4,415 km2 (1,705 sq mi)
 • Land4,222 km2 (1,630 sq mi)
 • Water193 km2 (75 sq mi)  4.37%
Area rank4th (6.73% of total area)
Population
(2012 census)[2]
 • Total648,057
 • Rank14th (3.20% of total pop.)
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
32000-32999
Telephone Codes063, 067
ISO 3166 codeLK-52
Vehicle registrationEP
Official LanguagesTamil, Sinhala
WebsiteAmpara District Secretariat

Ampara District (Tamil: அம்பாறை மாவட்டம் Ampāṟai Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: අමිපාර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second-level administrative divisions of the country. Ampara District is part of the Eastern Province. The capital of the district is the town of Ampara.

The district was separated from the southern part of Batticaloa District in April 1961.[3][4]

Geography[change | change source]

The Ampara District is in the southeast part of Sri Lanka in the Eastern Province. It has an area of 4,415 square kilometres (1,705 sq mi).[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  2. "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  3. "Overview". Ampara District Secretariat.
  4. Mohideen, M. I. M. (27 December 2007). "Sinhalisation of East: A reply to Minister Champika Ranawaka". The Island (Sri Lanka).

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