Sabaragamuwa Province

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Sabaragamuwa Province

සබරගමුව පළාත
சப்ரகமுவ மாகாணம்
Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa locator map.svg
Location within Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°40′N80°24′E / 6.667°N 80.400°E / 6.667; 80.400 Coordinates: 6°40′N80°24′E / 6.667°N 80.400°E / 6.667; 80.400
CountrySri Lanka
Created1889
Admitted 14 November 1987
Capital Ratnapura
Largest city Ratnapura
Government
   Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa
Area
  Total4,968 km2 (1,918 sq mi)
Area rank8th (7.46% of total area)
Population
 (2011 census)
  Total1,918,880
  Rank5th (9.63% of total pop.)
  Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 (2010) [1]
  Total Rs 303 billion
  Rank5th (6.3% of total)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 code LK-9
Vehicle registration SG
Official Languages Sinhalese, Tamil
Website www.sg.gov.lk
Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

The Sabaragamuwa Province (Sinhala : සබරගමුව පළාතSabaragamuwa Palata, Tamil : சபரகமுவ மாகாணம்Sabaragamuwa Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils. [2] [3] The Sabaragamuwa Province contains two districts: Ratnapura and Kegalle. It is named after its former indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter-gatherer tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University is in Belihuloya.

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Districts

Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:

Municipal Council

Urban Council

Other Towns

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  3. "Provincial Councils". Government of Sri Lanka. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07.