Location within Sri Lanka
|• District Secretary||R. Ketheeswaran|
|• Total||1,279 km2 (494 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,205 km2 (465 sq mi)|
|• Water||74 km2 (29 sq mi) 5.79%|
|Area rank||23rd (1.95% of total area)|
|• Rank||23rd (0.56% of total pop.)|
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|• Sri Lankan Tamil||109,528 (97.03%)|
|• Indian Tamil||1,682 (1.49%)|
|• Sinhalese||962 (0.85%)|
|• Sri Lankan Moors||678 (0.60%)|
|• Other||25 (0.02%)|
|• Hindu||93,084 (82.47%)|
|• Christian||18,118 (16.05%)|
|• Buddhist||945 (0.84%)|
|• Muslim||678 (0.60%)|
|• Other||50 (0.04%)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)|
|ISO 3166 code||LK-42|
|Official Languages||Tamil, Sinhala|
|Website||Kilinochchi 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).
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). The DS Divisions are further sub-divided into 95 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GN Divisions).
References[change | change source]
- "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
- "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
- "A3 : Population by religion according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
- "Statistical Information 2012". Northern Provincial Council.
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