Batticaloa District

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Batticaloa District

மட்டக்களப்பு மாவட்டம்
මඩකලපුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Sunset at Kumburumoolai
Sunset at Kumburumoolai
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Administrative units of Batticaloa District in 2007
Administrative units of Batticaloa District in 2007
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceEastern
CapitalBatticaloa
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryP. S. M. Charles
 • MPs
 • MPCs
Area
 • Total2,854 km2 (1,102 sq mi)
 • Land2,610 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
 • Water244 km2 (94 sq mi)  8.55%
Area rank9th (4.35% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census)[2]
 • Total525,142
 • Rank17th (2.59% of total pop.)
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
30000-30999
Telephone Codes065
ISO 3166 codeLK-51
Vehicle registrationEP
Official LanguagesTamil, Sinhala
WebsiteBatticaloa District Secretariat

Batticaloa District (Tamil: மட்டக்களப்பு மாவட்டம் Maṭṭakkaḷappu Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: මඩකලපුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Eastern Province. The capital of the district is the city of Batticaloa.

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

Geography[change | change source]

Batticaloa District is in the east of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Eastern Province. It has an area of 2,854 square kilometres (1,102 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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