List of cities in Sri Lanka

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The following is a list of settlements in Sri Lanka with a population over 50,000.

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Cities

CityImage DS
Division
District Province PopulationArea [1] Density
(/km²)
Co-
ordinates
Conurbation
(2012 est) [2]
Municipality
(2012 census) [3]
km²mi²
Colombo
කොළඹ
கொழும்பு
Colombo City, Sri Lanka.jpg Colombo /
Thimbirigasyaya
Colombo Western 752,993561,314371415,171 6°56′04″N79°50′34″E / 6.93444°N 79.84278°E / 6.93444; 79.84278
Dehiwala-
Mount Lavinia

දෙහිවල-
ගල්කිස්ස
தெஹிவளை-
கல்கிசை
Sri Lanka (560056969).jpg Dehiwala Colombo Western 245,974184,4682188,784 6°50′23″N79°52′33″E / 6.83972°N 79.87583°E / 6.83972; 79.87583
Moratuwa
මොරටුව
மொறட்டுவை
Moratuwa Colombo Western 207,755168,2802397,317 6°47′57″N79°52′36″E / 6.79917°N 79.87667°E / 6.79917; 79.87667
Sri Jayawardenapura
Kotte

ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර
කෝට්ටේ
ஶ்ரீ ஜெயவர்த்தனபுரம்
கோட்டை
Fountain at Diyatha Uyana.JPG Kotte Colombo Western 135,806107,9251776,349 6°54′39″N79°53′16″E / 6.91083°N 79.88778°E / 6.91083; 79.88778
Negombo
මීගමුව
நீர்கொழும்பு
Sri Lanka Negombo Dutch Channel.JPG Negombo Gampaha Western 127,754142,44931124,595 7°13′00″N79°50′00″E / 7.21667°N 79.83333°E / 7.21667; 79.83333
Kandy
මහනුවර
கண்டி
Kandy Lake (8).jpg Kandy Kandy Central 125,35198,82827103,660 7°17′47″N80°38′06″E / 7.29639°N 80.63500°E / 7.29639; 80.63500
Kalmunai
කල්මුනේ
கல்முனை
Kalmunai Paddy Fields.jpg Kalmunai Muslim /
Kalmunai Tamil /
Sainthamarathu
Ampara Eastern 106,78399,8932394,343 7°25′00″N81°49′00″E / 7.41667°N 81.81667°E / 7.41667; 81.81667
Vavuniya
වවුනියාව
வவுனியா
Vavuniya City.jpg Vavuniya Vavuniya Northern 99,65334,816 8°45′00″N80°29′00″E / 8.75000°N 80.48333°E / 8.75000; 80.48333
Galle
ගාල්ල
காலி
GALLE CRICKET GROUND SRI LANKA JAN 2013 (8580281360).jpg Galle Galle Southern 99,47886,3331775,078 6°02′03″N80°12′59″E / 6.03417°N 80.21639°E / 6.03417; 80.21639
Trincomalee
ත්‍රිකුණාමලය
திருகோணமலை
Samudragama vu de Koneshwarama.jpg Trincomalee
Town and
Gravets
Trincomalee Eastern 99,13548,351 8°34′00″N81°14′00″E / 8.56667°N 81.23333°E / 8.56667; 81.23333
Batticaloa
මඩකලපුව
மட்டக்களப்பு
Batticaloa landscape.JPG Manmunai North Batticaloa Eastern 92,33286,22775291,150 7°43′00″N81°42′00″E / 7.71667°N 81.70000°E / 7.71667; 81.70000
Jaffna
යාපනය
யாழ்ப்பாணம்
Jaffna.jpg Jaffna /
Nallur
Jaffna Northern 88,13880,8292084,041 9°40′00″N80°00′00″E / 9.66667°N 80.00000°E / 9.66667; 80.00000
Katunayake
කටුනායක
கட்டுநாயக்க
Katana Gampaha Western 76,81660,915 7°10′00″N79°52′00″E / 7.16667°N 79.86667°E / 7.16667; 79.86667
Dambulla
දඹුල්ල
தம்புள்ளை
Dambulla, Sri Lanka - panoramio (59).jpg Dambulla Matale Central 68,82123,8145421441 7°51′24″N80°38′57″E / 7.85667°N 80.64917°E / 7.85667; 80.64917
Kolonnawa
කොලොන්නාව
கொலன்னாவ
Kolonnawa Colombo Western 64,88760,044 6°55′00″N79°54′00″E / 6.91667°N 79.90000°E / 6.91667; 79.90000
Anuradhapura
අනුරාධපුරය
அனுராதபுரம்
Anuradhapura 02.jpg Anuradhapura Anuradhapura North Central 63,20850,59536141,405 8°21′00″N80°23′00″E / 8.35000°N 80.38333°E / 8.35000; 80.38333
Ratnapura
රත්නපුර
இரத்தினபுரி
Maha Saman Devalaya.jpg Ratnapura Ratnapura Sabaragamuwa 52,17047,1052082,474 6°40′00″N80°24′00″E / 6.66667°N 80.40000°E / 6.66667; 80.40000

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Western Province, Sri Lanka Province of Sri Lanka

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Districts of Sri Lanka

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Gampaha District Administrative District in Western, Sri Lanka

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Kalutara District Administrative District in Western, Sri Lanka

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Kandy District Administrative District in Central Province, Sri Lanka

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Matara District Administrative District in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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Ampara District Administrative District in Eastern, Sri Lanka

Ampara District is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka, the second-level administrative divisions of the country. The district is administered by a District Secretariat headed by a District Secretary appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the town of Ampara. The district was carved out of the southern part of Batticaloa District in April 1961.

Colombo District Administrative District in Western, Sri Lanka

Colombo District 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 appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the city of Colombo. The district of Colombo was officially recorded in 2016 as having the highest income on average, per household.

Jaffna District Administrative District in Northern, Sri Lanka

Jaffna District 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 appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the city of Jaffna.

Kilinochchi District Administrative District in Northern, Sri Lanka

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Batticaloa District Administrative District in Eastern, Sri Lanka

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Mullaitivu District Administrative District in Northern, Sri Lanka

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Trincomalee District Administrative District in Eastern, Sri Lanka

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Vavuniya District Administrative District in Northern, Sri Lanka

Vavuniya District 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 appointed by the central government of Sri Lanka. The capital of the district is the city of Vavuniya.

There are 24 Municipal councils in Sri Lanka, which are the legislative bodies that preside over the largest cities and first tier municipalities in the country. Introduced in 1987 through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, municipal councils became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils in the Local Government system of Sri Lanka. Until 2017 municipal councils collectively governed 2,765,533 people within a 698 square kilometer area. There were 445 Councillors in total, ranging from 53 to 9 per council.

There are 41 Urban councils in Sri Lanka, which are the legislative bodies that preside over the second tier municipalities in the country. Introduced in 1987 through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, Urban councils became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils in the Local Government system of Sri Lanka. The Urban councils collectively govern approximately 1,388,000 people. There are 417 Councillors in total, ranging from 22 to 7 per council.

There are 276 Pradeshiya Sabhas in Sri Lanka, which are the legislative bodies that preside over the third tier municipalities in the country. Introduced in 1987 through the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, Pradeshiya Sabhas became a devolved subject under the Provincial Councils in the Local Government system of Sri Lanka. The Pradeshiya Sabhas collectively govern approximately 16,726,000 people. There are 3,624 Councillors in total, ranging from 5 to 23 per council.

References

  1. "Table 15.1: Area, Population, Registered voters and Employees of Municipalities, 2015" (PDF). Statistics Statistical Abstract 2016. Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  2. "Sri Lanka: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012.
  3. "Table 2.4: Population of Municipal Councils and urban councils by sex, Census, 2012" (PDF). Statistics Statistical Abstract 2016. Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.