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|District||Nuwara Eliya District|
|Divisional Secretariat||Nuwara Eliya Divisional Secretariat (Ambagamuwa Divisional Secretariat)|
|Established||1821[ citation needed ]|
|• Type||Urban Council|
|• Body||Hatton Dickoya Urban Council|
|• Chairman||S. Balachandran (Unofficial Magistrate)|
|Elevation||1,271 m (4,170 ft)|
|[ citation needed ]|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)|
Hatton (Sinhala : හැටන්, Tamil : ஹட்டன்) is a major town in the Nuwara Eliya District of Central Province, Sri Lanka governed by the Hatton-Dickoya Urban Council. Hatton is a major centre of the Sri Lankan tea industry.
Hatton is one of the busiest cities in the hill country of Sri Lanka and is colloquially known as the tea capital of the country, as it is the central point for most upcountry tea growing regions, such as Maskeliya, Talawakelle, Bogawantalawa and Dickoya.
It is located approximately 112 km (70 mi) southeast of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) south of Kandy, at an elevation of 1,271 m (4,170 ft) above sea level.
Hatton was founded during the British colonial times in order to serve the coffee plantations and latter tea estates. The name of the town refers to the village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A number of the surrounding tea estates are also named after Scottish villages.
Hatton serves as a gateway to Adam's Peak (Sri Pada) and Sinharaja Forest Reserve, but is better known for its Ceylon tea plantations. Over 48% of the town's population employed on tea estates.
The Hatton Railway Station is located on the Main Line (Colombo-Badulla) railway line
The town is located on the A7 highway (Avissawella-Nuwara Eliya) a part of the Avissawella-Nuwara Eliya main road.
Hatton is the largest town in the Nuwara Eliya District. A number of major corporations have branch offices in Hatton, servicing industries including textiles, tea, furniture and information technology.[ citation needed ] The Hatton National Bank, the largest privately owned commercial bank in the country, and Brown & Co. Ltd, a leading engineering firm, were both founded in Hatton.
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