Haputale

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Haputale

හපුතලේ
ஹபுதலே
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Haputale
Coordinates: 6°46′4″N80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861 Coordinates: 6°46′4″N80°57′31″E / 6.76778°N 80.95861°E / 6.76778; 80.95861
Province Uva Province
Time zone UTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)

Haputale (Sinhala : හපුතලේ; Tamil : ஹபுதலே) is a town of Badulla District in the Uva Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. [1] The elevation is 1431 m (4695 ft) above the sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than its surroundings, due to its elevation. The Haputale pass allows views across the Southern plains of Sri Lanka. The South-West boundary of Uva basin is marked by the Haputale mountain ridges, which continue on to Horton Plains and Adam's Peak to the west. CNN in 2010 named Haputale as one of Asia's most overlooked destinations. [2]

Contents

Notable Government institutions are :

Transport

Roads

Rail

Goods shed used by the Planters HaputaleGoodshed.JPG
Goods shed used by the Planters

Haputale railway station is the 69th station on the Main Line. The station opened on 19 June 1893, following the extension of the main line from Nanu Oya railway station to Haputale.

Population

TotalSinhalaSri Lankan TamilIndian TamilMuslimOther
Urban523814411105140612851
Rural316762781710127181968161
Estate1807572629521409122878
Total54989299845069162153481240

Source [3]

Places of interest

The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale Tea plantation Haputale.jpg
The Dambatenne tea plantation in Haputale

Adisham Bungalow

Adisham Bungalow is a nineteenth-century British period building, which was modelled on Leeds Castle in Kent, England. Sir Thomas Villiers, a distinguished British resident in Sri Lanka in the early 20th century, used it as his country house. Later it became a Benedictine monastery. The Thangamale Bird Sanctuary is located next to the bungalow.

Lipton’s Seat

Lipton's Seat Lipton's seat.jpg
Lipton’s Seat

The Lipton’s Seat is located at Dambetenna in the Haputale Mountain region. This place was a favourite look-outpoint for Sir Thomas Lipton. The point has a fabulous view over Uva, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Eastern provinces.

Thangamale Sanctuary

Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as subtropical highland (Cfb). [5] [6]

Climate data for Haputhale
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)21
(70)
21.9
(71.4)
24.7
(76.5)
26.1
(79.0)
24.3
(75.7)
23.8
(74.8)
23
(73)
23.2
(73.8)
24.1
(75.4)
22.8
(73.0)
22.5
(72.5)
21.4
(70.5)
23.2
(73.8)
Daily mean °C (°F)17.3
(63.1)
17.7
(63.9)
18.8
(65.8)
19.7
(67.5)
20.1
(68.2)
19.8
(67.6)
19.3
(66.7)
19.4
(66.9)
19.2
(66.6)
18.6
(65.5)
18.2
(64.8)
17.7
(63.9)
18.8
(65.9)
Average low °C (°F)13.6
(56.5)
13.6
(56.5)
13
(55)
13.3
(55.9)
16
(61)
15.8
(60.4)
15.7
(60.3)
15.6
(60.1)
14.4
(57.9)
14.4
(57.9)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14.5
(58.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches)171
(6.7)
118
(4.6)
142
(5.6)
234
(9.2)
155
(6.1)
48
(1.9)
56
(2.2)
81
(3.2)
115
(4.5)
267
(10.5)
295
(11.6)
256
(10.1)
1,938
(76.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 1472m) [5]

Members of Parliament

The constituency has been represented in Parliament by:

See also

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