Matale District

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Matale District

මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்
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Coordinates: 7°40′N80°45′E / 7.667°N 80.750°E / 7.667; 80.750 Coordinates: 7°40′N80°45′E / 7.667°N 80.750°E / 7.667; 80.750
CountrySri Lanka
Province Central Province
Capital Matale
Largest City Matale
Divisions
List
Government
   District Secretary S. M. G. K. Perera
  Local
List
  • Municipal Councils: 2
  • Urban Councils: 0
  • Pradeishiya Sabhas: 11
Area
   Administrative District 1,993 km2 (770 sq mi)
  Land1,952 km2 (754 sq mi)
  Water41 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population
 (2012) [1]
   Administrative District 484,531
  Estimate 
(2019) [2]
522,000
  Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
   Urban
60,276
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 code LK-22
Official Languages Sinhala / Tamil

Matale District (Sinhala : මාතලේ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil : மாத்தளை மாவட்டம்) is a district in Central Province, Sri Lanka. It is one of 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 administrative capital  and largest city of the district is Matale.

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The district is considered as the central region of the island and has a total area of 1,993 km2 (770 sq mi). It is in the northern part of the Central Province. It is bounded to the north by Anuradapura, east by Polonnaruwa, Badulla and Ampara, west by Kurunagala and to the south by Kandy Districts.

Ethnicity and religions

Religion in Matale District (2012) [3]

   Buddhism (79.4%)
   Islam (9.8%)
   Hinduism (9.1%)
   Christianity (2.4%)

Cities

Towns

Other divisions

Heritage sites

List of other tourist attractions in Matale District

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