|Coordinates: 7°5′N 81°45′E / 7.083°N 81.750°ECoordinates: 7°5′N 81°45′E / 7.083°N 81.750°E|
|• District Secretary||Neel De Alwis|
|• Total||4,415 km2 (1,705 sq mi)|
|• Land||4,222 km2 (1,630 sq mi)|
|• Water||193 km2 (75 sq mi) 4.37%|
|Area rank||4th (6.73% of total area)|
|• Rank||14th (3.20% of total pop.)|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)|
|Telephone Codes||063, 067|
|ISO 3166 code||LK-52|
|Official Languages||Tamil, Sinhala|
|Website||Ampara 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.
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).
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
- ↑ "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ "Overview". Ampara District Secretariat. Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- ↑ Mohideen, M. I. M. (27 December 2007). "Sinhalisation of East: A reply to Minister Champika Ranawaka". The Island (Sri Lanka). Archived from the original on 5 October 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Ampara District at Wikimedia Commons
- Ampara District Secretariat