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The bazaar strip along the road
|• Type||Urban Council|
|• Chairman||S.H.M Asfar jp|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone)|
Kattankudy (Tamil : காத்தான்குடி, Sinhala : කාත්තාන්කුඩි; also transliterated as "Kathankudy") is a township near the city of Batticaloa on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka. The town is predominately populated by Muslims.
Most of the people are engaged in business, industries and fisheries. The division of Kattankudy occupies the central part of the district. It covers land area of approximately 2.56 km2 (0.99 sq mi) and 1.33 km2 (0.51 sq mi) of inland waterways, the division accounts for 0.15% of the district's total land area.
North : Manmunai North Divisional secretariat.
East : Bay of Bengal (Sea).
South : Manmunaipattu Divisional Secretariat.
West : Batticaloa Lagoon.
Kattankudy is one of the many Moorish(Muslims)-dominated towns in Sri Lanka. [ citation needed ]
|Ethnicity||Population||% of Total|
|Sri Lankan Tamils||20||0.02|
|Other (including Burgher, Malay)||23||0.02|
Source: statistics.gov. lk
|GS Number||Area||Total Families||Population|
|167A||New Kattankudy North||1624||5429|
|167B||New Kattankudy East||2016||7847|
|167C||New Kattankudy South||1567||5485|
|167D||New Kattankudy West||697||2429|
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