Colombo District

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Colombo District

කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය

கொழும்பு மாவட்டம்
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 06°52′N 80°01′E / 6.867°N 80.017°E / 6.867; 80.017Coordinates: 06°52′N 80°01′E / 6.867°N 80.017°E / 6.867; 80.017
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern
CapitalColombo
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryPradeep Yasaratne
Area
 • Total699 km2 (270 sq mi)
 • Land676 km2 (261 sq mi)
 • Water23 km2 (9 sq mi)  3.29%
Area rank25th (1.07% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census[2][3][4])[2]
 • Total2,309,809
 • Rank1st (11.40% of total pop.)
 • Density3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Ethnicity
(2012 census)[2]
 • Sinhalese1,771,319 (76.69%)
 • Sri Lankan Moors242,728 (10.51%)
 • Sri Lankan Tamil231,318 (10.01%)
 • Indian Tamil27,336 (1.18%)
 • Other37,108 (1.61%)
Religion
(2012 census)
 • Buddhist1,631,999 (70.66%)
 • Muslim271,719 (11.76%)
 • Christian220,711 (9.56%)
 • Hindu182,342 (7.89%)
 • Other3,038 (0.13%)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
00000-10999
Telephone Codes011, 036
ISO 3166 codeLK-11
Vehicle registrationWP
Official LanguagesSinhala, Tamil
WebsiteColombo 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  3. "Census of Population Sri Lanka 1971 - General Report". Census of Population & Housing, 1971. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. p. 29. Archived from the original on 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
  4. "Population by ethnic group and district, Census 1981, 2001" (PDF). Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-15.

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