Location within Sri Lanka
DS and GN Divisions of Vavuniya District, 2006
|• District Secretary||M. K. Bandula Harischandra|
|• Total||1,967 km2 (759 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,861 km2 (719 sq mi)|
|• Water||106 km2 (41 sq mi) 5.39%|
|Area rank||15th (3.00% of total area)|
|• Rank||22nd (0.85% of total pop.)|
|• Density||87/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)|
|ISO 3166 code||LK-44|
|Official Languages||Tamil, Sinhala|
|Website||Vavuniya 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).
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). The DS Divisions are further sub-divided into 102 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GN Divisions).
References[change | change source]
- "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
- "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka.
- "Statistical Information 2012". Northern Provincial Council.
Other websites[change | change source]