Jaffna District

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Jaffna District

யாழ்ப்பாணம் மாவட்டம்
යාපනය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Farmland in Kandarodai
Farmland in Kandarodai
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
CapitalJaffna
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryS. Arumainayaham
 • MPs
 • MPCs
Area
 • Total1,025 km2 (396 sq mi)
 • Land929 km2 (359 sq mi)
 • Water96 km2 (37 sq mi)  9.37%
Area rank24th (1.56% of total area)
Population
(2012 census)[2]
 • Total583,378
 • Rank16th (2.88% of total pop.)
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
40000-40999
Telephone Codes021
ISO 3166 codeLK-41
Vehicle registrationNP
Official LanguagesTamil, Sinhala
WebsiteJaffna District Secretariat

Jaffna District (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணம் மாவட்டம் Yāḻppāṇam Māvaṭṭam; Sinhalese: යාපනය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second level of administrative division of the country. The capital of the district is the city of Jaffna.

References[change | change source]

  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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