North Western Province, Sri Lanka

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North Western Province

වයඹ පළාත
வட மேல் மாகாணம்

Wayamba Province
Flag of North Western Province
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Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Created1845
Admitted14 November 1987
CapitalKurunegala
Largest CityKurunegala
Government
 • GovernorThissa R Balalla
 • Chief MinisterDayasiri Jayasekara
Area
 • Total7,888 km2 (3,046 sq mi)
Area rank5th (11.89% of total area)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total2,370,075
 • Rank4th (11.61% of total pop.)
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 (2010)[1]
 • TotalRs 495 billion
 • Rank2nd (10.3% of total)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-6
Official LanguagesSinhala, Tamil
Websitepriu.gov.lk

North Western Province (Sinhala: වයඹ පළාත Wayamba Palata, Tamil: வட மேல் மாகாணம் Vada Mael Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka. The districts of Kurunegala and Puttalam are in North Western Province. Its capital city is Kurunegala.

The only higher educational institute in the province is the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Districts[change | change source]

(1) Kurunegala and (2) Puttalam are the two districts that make up the North Western Province.

North Western Province is divided into 2 districts:

Settlements[change | change source]

Major cities
Big towns
Other towns

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