Central Province, Sri Lanka

Coordinates: 7°20′N 80°45′E / 7.333°N 80.750°E / 7.333; 80.750
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Central Province
මධ්‍යම පළාත
மத்திய மாகாணம்
Flag of Central Province
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 7°20′N 80°45′E / 7.333°N 80.750°E / 7.333; 80.750
Country Sri Lanka
Admitted14 November 1987
Largest CityKandy
 • GovernorTikiri Kobbekaduwa
 • Chief MinisterSarath Ekanayake
 • Total5,674 km2 (2,191 sq mi)
 • Rank6th (8.63% of total area)
 (2011 census)
 • Total2,558,716
 • Rank2nd (12.97% of total pop.)
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 • TotalRs 465 billion
 • Rank4th (9.6% of total)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-2
Official LanguagesSinhala, 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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