Central Province, Sri Lanka

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Central Province

මධ්‍යම පළාත
மத்திய மாகாணம்
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Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Created1833
Admitted14 November 1987
CapitalKandy
Largest CityKandy
Government
 • GovernorTikiri Kobbekaduwa
 • Chief MinisterSarath Ekanayake
Area
 • Total5,674 km2 (2,191 sq mi)
Area rank6th (8.63% of total area)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total2,558,716
 • Rank2nd (12.97% of total pop.)
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 (2010)[1]
 • TotalRs 465 billion
 • Rank4th (9.6% of total)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-2
Official LanguagesSinhala, Tamil
Websitecpcouncil.net

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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