Colombo District

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Colombo District
කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
கொழும்பு மாவட்டம்
Administrative District
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western
Capital Colombo
DS Division
 • District Secretary H. T. Kamal Pathmasiri
 • Total 699 km2 (270 sq mi)
 • Land 676 km2 (261 sq mi)
 • Water 23 km2 (9 sq mi)  3.29%
Area rank 25th (1.07% of total area)
Population (2012 census)[2]
 • Total 2,309,809
 • Rank 1st (11.40% of total pop.)
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
Post Codes 00000-10999
Telephone Codes 011, 036
ISO 3166 code LK-11
Vehicle registration WP
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
Website Colombo District Secretariat

Colombo District (Sinhala: කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය; Tamil: கொழும்பு மாவட்டம் Koḻumpu Māvaṭṭam) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second-level administrative divisions of the country.

Geography[change | change source]

Colombo District is in the south west of Sri Lanka. It has an area of 699 square kilometres (270 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. 

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