Vavuniya District

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Vavuniya District
வவுனியா மாவட்டம்
වවුනියා දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
DS and GN Divisions of Vavuniya District, 2006
DS and GN Divisions of Vavuniya District, 2006
CountrySri Lanka
DS Division
 • District SecretaryM. K. Bandula Harischandra
 • MPs
 • MPCs
 • Total1,967 km2 (759 sq mi)
 • Land1,861 km2 (719 sq mi)
 • Water106 km2 (41 sq mi)  5.39%
Area rank15th (3.00% of total area)
 (2012 census)[2]
 • Total171,511
 • Rank22nd (0.85% of total pop.)
 • Density87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
Telephone Codes024
ISO 3166 codeLK-44
Vehicle registrationNP
Official LanguagesTamil, Sinhala
WebsiteVavuniya District Secretariat

Vavuniya District (Tamil: வவுனியா மாவட்டம் Vavuṉiyā Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: වවුනියා 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 Vavuniya.

Geography[change | change source]

Vavuniya District is in the north of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Northern Province. It has an area of 1,967 square kilometres (759 sq mi).[1]

Administrative units[change | change source]

Vavuniya District is divided into 4 Divisional Secretary's Division (DS Divisions), each headed by a Divisional Secretary (previously known as an Assistant Government Agent).[3] The DS Divisions are further sub-divided into 102 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GN Divisions).[3]

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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Statistical Information 2012". Northern Provincial Council.

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