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Political Map of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka political map is very useful for students and discerning travelers. Sri Lanka is an island country, located in the Indian Ocean. India is a neighboring country of Sri…


Political Map of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka political map is very useful for students and discerning travelers. Sri Lanka is an island country, located in the Indian Ocean.
India is a neighboring country of Sri Lanka. Colombo is the capital of the country, situated at an altitude of 4 meters above sea level.

political map of Sri Lanka presents detailed information on the country’s administrative divisions. The administrative capitals are also pointed on the political map of Sri Lanka. The geographical coordinates of Sri Lanka are 7° North latitude and 81° East longitude. This Indian Ocean island country is situated in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent.

Location of Sri Lanka

The Map of Sri Lanka points the country in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent. The latitudinal and longitudinal extent of the country is 7° North and 81° East respectively. Of the total area of 65,610 square kilometers, the land area covered is 64,740 square kilometers.

The remaining 870 kilometers is covered by water bodies. 1,340 kilometers make up of the coastline of the country. Pidurutalagala at a height of 2,524 meters is the highest point of the country while the lowest point of the country is Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka experiences tropical monsoon climate.

Capital of Sri Lanka

Colombo, situated at an altitude of 4 meters above sea level, is the capital of Sri Lanka. The geographical coordinates of the city are 6° 55′ 55” North latitude and 79° 50′ 52” East longitude. The city has four airports, which are served by many international airlines. The airports are Colombo Ratmalana, Koggala, Katukurunda and Bandaranaike International airport. The neighboring cities are Fort, Pettah, Slave Island, New Bazaar and Maradona.

Province Capitals

The province capitals are marked with white squares on the Sri Lanka map. The province boundaries are drawn with broken lines as shown on the printable Sri Lanka map. The provinces and their capitals are listed below:

  • North Eastern- Trincomalee
  • North Central- Anutadhapura
  • North Western- Kurunegala
  • Central- Kandy
  • UVA- Badulla
  • Western- Colombo
  • Sabaragamuwa- Ratnapura
  • Southern- Galle

 

District Pop-2001 Pop-1981 Area(km.²) Area(mi.²) Prov
Ampara 589,344 388,786 2,984 1,152 5
Anuradhapura 746,466 587,822 7,128 2,752 7
Badulla 774,555 642,893 2,818 1,088 8
Batticaloa 330,899 2,463 951 5
Colombo 2,234,289 1,698,322 642 248 1
Galle 990,539 814,579 1,673 646 3
Gampaha 2,066,096 1,389,490 1,393 538 1
Hambantota 525,370 424,102 2,593 1,001 3
Jaffna 739,356 1,114 430 4
Kalutara 1,060,800 827,189 1,606 620 1
Kandy 1,272,463 1,126,296 2,365 913 2
Kegalle 779,774 682,411 1,663 642 9
Kilinochchi 91,756 1,171 452 4
Kurunegala 1,452,369 1,212,755 4,771 1,842 6
Mannar 106,940 1,963 758 4
Matale 442,427 357,441 1,987 767 2
Matara 761,236 644,231 1,246 481 3
Moneragala 396,173 279,743 7,133 2,754 8
Mullaitivu 77,512 1,580 610 4
Nuwara Eliya 700,083 522,219 1,228 474 2
Polonnaruwa 359,197 262,753 3,403 1,314 7
Puttalam 705,342 493,344 2,976 1,149 6
Ratnapura 1,008,164 796,468 3,237 1,250 9
Trincomalee 256,790 2,616 1,010 5
Vavuniya 95,904 2,642 1,020 4
25 districts 16,864,544 14,850,001 64,395 24,862

 

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