Mannar District

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Mannar District

மன்னார் மாவட்டம்
මන්නාරම දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
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Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
DS and GN Divisions of Mannar District, 2006
DS and GN Divisions of Mannar District, 2006
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceNorthern
CapitalMannar
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryM. Y. S. Deshapriya
 • MPs
 • MPCs
Area
 • Total1,996 km2 (771 sq mi)
 • Land1,880 km2 (730 sq mi)
 • Water116 km2 (45 sq mi)  5.81%
Area rank13th (3.04% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census)[2]
 • Total99,051
 • Rank24th (0.49% of total pop.)
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
41000-41999
Telephone Codes023
ISO 3166 codeLK-43
Vehicle registrationNP
Official LanguagesTamil, Sinhala
WebsiteMannar 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).[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. "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.

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