Location within Sri Lanka
DS and GN Divisions of Mannar District, 2006
|• District Secretary||M. Y. S. Deshapriya|
|• Total||1,996 km2 (771 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,880 km2 (730 sq mi)|
|• Water||116 km2 (45 sq mi) 5.81%|
|Area rank||13th (3.04% of total area)|
|• Rank||24th (0.49% of total pop.)|
|• Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)|
|ISO 3166 code||LK-43|
|Official Languages||Tamil, Sinhala|
|Website||Mannar District Secretariat|
Mannar District (Tamil: மன்னார் மாவட்டம் Maṉṉār Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: මන්නාරම දිස්ත්රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second-level administrative divisions of the country. The capital of the district is the town of Mannar.
Geography[change | change source]
Mannar District is in the north west of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Northern Province. It has an area of 1,996 square kilometres (771 sq mi).
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.
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