Uva Province

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View from Ella gap
View from Ella gap
Flag of Uva
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°35′24″N 81°01′48″E / 6.59000°N 81.03000°E / 6.59000; 81.03000Coordinates: 6°35′24″N 81°01′48″E / 6.59000°N 81.03000°E / 6.59000; 81.03000
Country Sri Lanka
Admitted14 November 1987
Largest CityBadulla
 • GovernorNanda Mathew
 • Chief MinisterShasheendra Kumara Rajapaksa
 • Total8,500 km2 (3,300 sq mi)
 • Rank4th (12.92% of total area)
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,259,800
 • Rank7th (6.3% of total pop.)
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 • TotalRs 220 billion
 • Rank8th (4.6% of total)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-8
Official LanguagesSinhala, Tamil
SymbolsGurulu raaja (Rhynchostylis retusa)

Uva (Sinhala: ඌව Uva, Tamil: ஊவா Uva) is a province of Sri Lanka. It was created in 1896. The capital city of the province is Badulla. There are about 1,259,880 people living in Uva Province. It is the second least populated province in the country.

Uva consists of two districts: Badulla and Moneragala. Eastern, Southern and Central provinces form the border of Uva.

Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda Falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park (lying partly in the Eastern Province). The Gal Oya hills and the Central mountains are the main highlands. The Mahaweli and Menik rivers and the huge Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya Reservoirs are the major waterways.

Districts[change | change source]

Districts of Uva

Uva is divided into 2 districts:

Towns[change | change source]

Badulla is the only major city in the province. It is governed by a Municipal Council.

Large towns
Other towns

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