Kalutara District

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Kalutara District

කඵතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
களுத்துறை மாவட்டம்
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Kalutara district.svg
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 06°35′N80°10′E / 6.583°N 80.167°E / 6.583; 80.167 Coordinates: 06°35′N80°10′E / 6.583°N 80.167°E / 6.583; 80.167
Country Sri Lanka
Province Western
Capital Kalutara
DS Division
Government
   District Secretary S. K. Henadeera
Area
[1]
  Total1,598 km2 (617 sq mi)
  Land1,576 km2 (608 sq mi)
  Water22 km2 (8 sq mi)  1.38%
Area rank20th (2.44% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census) [2]
  Total1,217,260
  Rank5th (6.01% of total pop.)
  Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Ethnicity
(2012 census) [2]
   Sinhalese 1,054,991 (86.67%)
   Sri Lankan Moors 112,276 (9.22%)
   Sri Lankan Tamil 24,362 (2.00%)
   Indian Tamil 23,611 (1.94%)
  Other2,020 (0.17%)
Religion
(2012 census) [3]
   Buddhist 1,016,632 (83.52%)
   Muslim 114,422 (9.40%)
   Christian 46,109 (3.79%)
   Hindu 39,773 (3.27%)
  Other324 (0.03%)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
12000-12999
Telephone Codes 034, 038
ISO 3166 code LK-13
Vehicle registration WP
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
Website Kalutara District Secretariat

Kalutara District (Sinhala : කඵතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය; Tamil : களுத்துறை மாவட்டம்Kaḷuttuṟai Māvaṭṭam) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second level administrative division of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary (previously known as a Government Agent) appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the town of Kalutara.

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Geography

Kalutara District is located in the south west of Sri Lanka and has an area of 1,598 square kilometres (617 sq mi). [1] It is bounded by Colombo District from north, Ratnapura District from east, Galle District from south, and by the Indian Ocean from west. [4]

Administrative units

Kalutara District is divided into 14 Divisional Secretary's Division (DS Divisions), each headed by a Divisional Secretary (previously known as an Assistant Government Agent). [5] The DS Divisions are further sub-divided into 762 Grama Niladhari Divisions (GN Divisions). [5]

DS Division Main TownDivisional Secretary GN
Divisions
[5]
Area
(km2)
[6]
Population (2012 Census) [7] Population
Density
(/km2)
Sinhalese Sri Lankan Moors Sri Lankan
Tamil
Indian
Tamil
OtherTotal
Agalawatta Agalawatta H. A. K. Pushpakumara348835,456711028101736,456414
Bandaragama BandaragamaM. A. T. Senarath595696,03211,887364378228108,8891,944
Beruwala Beruwala Janaka Sri Chandaguptha8269105,35156,7411,543666206164,5072,384
Bulathsinhala BulathsinhalaIrangani Weerasinghe5420654,6352,2234,2363,5132864,635314
Dodangoda DodangodaThilanka Wettasinha4511456,405353,6363,5834663,705559
Horana Horana K. A. D. R. N. Jayasinghe61109110,122946981,329198112,4411,032
Ingiriya Ingiriya Champa Upasena319048,155131,9783,4524753,645596
Kalutara Kalutara Wimal Gunathunga8769144,45712,4281,844159337159,2252,308
Madurawela MadurawelaMenaka Priyantha Abeyrathna335931,34595062,3632234,245580
Matugama Matugama W. S. M. K. Silva5712870,6122,8195,3252,2099981,064633
Millaniya MillaniyaWimal Gunathunga448150,46541801,4613152,078643
Palindanuwara Baduraliya Tharani Anoja Gamage4327645,4925771,7552,5481050,382183
Panadura Panadura K. G. Wijayasiri7244153,84025,3281,556263737181,7244,130
Walallavita WalallavitaDashitha Niroshana6020952,624107398771454,264260
Total7621,5981,054,991112,27624,36223,6112,0201,217,260762

Demographics

Population

Kalutara District's population was 1,217,260 in 2012. [2] The majority of the population are Sinhalese, with a minority Sri Lankan Moor and Sri Lankan Tamil population.

Ethnicity

Population of Kalutara District by ethnic group 1946 to 2012 [2] [8] [9]
Year Sinhalese Sri Lankan Moors Sri Lankan Tamil Indian Tamil OtherTotal
No.
No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%
1946 Censusn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a456,572
1953 Censusn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a523,550
1963 Censusn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a631,457
1971 Censusn/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a729,514
1981 Census723,48387.20%61,1597.37%9,7441.17%33,6594.06%1,6590.20%829,704
2001 Census928,91487.12%93,2938.75%12,6651.19%28,8952.71%2,4720.23%1,066,239
2012 Census1,054,99186.67%112,2769.22%24,3622.00%23,6111.94%2,0200.17%1,217,260

Religion

Religion in Kalutara District (2011) [10]

   Buddhism (83.5%)
   Islam (9.4%)
   Christianity (3.8%)
   Hinduism (3.3%)
Population of Kalutara District by religion 1981 to 2012 [3] [11]
Year Buddhist Muslim Christian [lower-alpha 1] Hindu OtherTotal
No.
No.%No.%No.%No.%No.%
1981 Census699,61384.32%62,6597.55%30,1213.63%37,0354.46%2760.03%829,704
2001 Census883,96882.91%105,9579.94%41,2143.87%34,6783.25%4220.04%1,066,239
2012 Census1,016,63283.52%114,4229.40%46,1093.79%39,7733.27%3240.03%1,217,260

See also

Notes

  1. Roman Catholic and Other Christian.

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