Trincomalee District

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Trincomalee District

திருகோணமலை மாவட்டம்
තිරිකුණාමළය දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Trincomalee Bay
Trincomalee Bay
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Administrative units of Trincomalee District in 2006
Administrative units of Trincomalee District in 2006
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceEastern
CapitalTrincomalee
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryMaj Gen T. Thissa Ranjith de Silva
 • MPs
 • MPCs
Area
 • Total2,727 km2 (1,053 sq mi)
 • Land2,529 km2 (976 sq mi)
 • Water198 km2 (76 sq mi)  7.26%
Area rank11th (4.16% of total area)
Population
(2012 census)[1]
 • Total378,182
 • Rank21st (1.87% of total pop.)
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
31000-31999
Telephone Codes026
ISO 3166 codeLK-53
Vehicle registrationEP
Official LanguagesTamil, Sinhala
WebsiteTrincomalee District Secretariat

Trincomalee District (Tamil: திருகோணமலை மாவட்டம் Tirukŏṇamalai Māvaṭṭam; Sinhalese: තිරිකුණාමළය 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 city of Trincomalee.

Trincomalee District is in the east of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Eastern Province. It has an area of 2,727 square kilometres (1,053 sq mi).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  2. "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.

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