Monaragala District

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Monaragala District

මොණරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
மொணராகலை மாவட்டம்
Moneragala district.svg
Map of Sri Lanka with Monaragala District highlighted
Coordinates: 6°40′N81°20′E / 6.667°N 81.333°E / 6.667; 81.333 Coordinates: 6°40′N81°20′E / 6.667°N 81.333°E / 6.667; 81.333
CountrySri Lanka
Province Uva Province
Largest Town Monaragala
Area
  Total5,636 km2 (2,176 sq mi)
  Land5,508 km2 (2,127 sq mi)
  Water131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population
 (2012) [1]
  Total448,194
  Density80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 code LK-82
Website www.monaragala.dist.gov.lk

Monaragala (Sinhala : මොණරාගල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil : மொணராகலை மாவட்டம்) is a district in Uva Province of Sri Lanka. It is the second largest of the 25 districts in Sri Lanka, with an area of 5,636 km2 (2,176 sq mi). [2]

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Towns

Statistics

populationLand AreaSchoolsTotal Students
429,803282,200 Hectare26297,721
Divisionpopulation
Bibila 38,386
Madulla30,672
Medagama35,116
Siyambalanduwa51,309
Monaragala 45,922
Badalkumbura39,786
Wellawaya 54,911
Buttala 51,186
Kataragama 17,627
Thanamalwila25,063
Sevanagala 39,825

Religion

Religions in Moneragala District (2011) [3]

   Buddhism (94.5%)
   Hinduism (2.8%)
   Islam (2.2%)
   Christianity (0.5%)

Buddhism is the predominant religion in Moneragala.

Ethnicity

SinhalaSri Lankan TamilIndian TamilSri Lankan Moor
94.5%1.4%1.9%2.0%

In 2008 - Source [4]

Natural parks

Major reservoirs

Rivers

Tourist attractions

See also

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Monaragala Town in Uva Province, Sri Lanka

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Dambagalla is a village and former Union Council in Monaragala District, Uva Province, southeastern-central Sri Lanka. It lies 8.2 kilometres (5.1 mi) by road to the north of Monaragala, off the Colombo-Batticaloa highway (A4).

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References

  1. "POPULATION OF SRI LANKA BY DISTRICT" (PDF). Census of Population and Housing 2011. Department of Census and Statistics. 2012-04-20. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  2. "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  3. Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011
  4. "Article from Lakbima Newspaper". Archived from the original on 2019-08-30. Retrieved 2020-04-07.