Kilinochchi District

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Kilinochchi District

கிளிநொச்சி மாவட்டம்
කිලිනොච්චි දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Paranthan
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
CreatedFebruary 1984
CapitalKilinochchi
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryR. Ketheeswaran
 • MPs
 • MPCs
Area
 • Total1,279 km2 (494 sq mi)
 • Land1,205 km2 (465 sq mi)
 • Water74 km2 (29 sq mi)  5.79%
Area rank23rd (1.95% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census)[2]
 • Total112,875
 • Rank23rd (0.56% of total pop.)
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Ethnicity
(2012 census)[2]
 • Sri Lankan Tamil109,528 (97.03%)
 • Indian Tamil1,682 (1.49%)
 • Sinhalese962 (0.85%)
 • Sri Lankan Moors678 (0.60%)
 • Other25 (0.02%)
Religion
(2012 census)[3]
 • Hindu93,084 (82.47%)
 • Christian18,118 (16.05%)
 • Buddhist945 (0.84%)
 • Muslim678 (0.60%)
 • Other50 (0.04%)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-42
Vehicle registrationNP
Official LanguagesTamil, Sinhala
WebsiteKilinochchi District Secretariat

Kilinochchi District (Tamil: கிளிநொச்சி மாவட்டம் Kiḷinocci Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: කිලිනොච්චි දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. These districts are the second level of administrative divisions in the country; the first level are the provinces. Kilinochchi District is part of the Northern Province. The capital of the district is the town of Kilinochchi.

Geography[change | change source]

Kilinochchi District is in the north of Sri Lanka in the Northern Province. It has an area of 1,279 square kilometres (494 sq mi).[1]

Administrative units[change | change source]

Kilinochchi District is divided into 4 Divisional Secretary's Division (DS Divisions), each headed by a Divisional Secretary (previously known as an Assistant Government Agent).[4] The DS Divisions are further sub-divided into 95 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GN Divisions).[4]

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 "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  3. "A3 : Population by religion according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Statistical Information 2012". Northern Provincial Council.

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