SRI LANKA

historical demographical data of the administrative division


DISTRICTcapitalsurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.mic2001p1998me1996c1994e1993e1990me1985mc1981c1971c1963c1963e1959c1953c1953c1946c1946e1944c1931c1931c1921c1921c1911c1901c1891c1881c1871codecodecodecodeprov.pos.particularsvariants of the name
source:CAEWGLAABBSASAAA,SASA,SYGL/CSSA,SYSYGL/SYGL/CS,SASYGL/CS,SAGL/EBGL/EBHB,SAGLFB,SAGL,SAGL,SAGL,SAGL,SAGL,SAGLISOFIPS
AmparaAmpara44151705589,3512,0501,0474,0432,0388,9272,6211,7PAP52CE01epswsplit from Batticaloa ca 1958Amparai
AnuradhapuraAnuradhapura71792772746,5737,0750,0741,0705,0647,0587,9388,8279,8229,3139,597,496,586,379,175,366,163,7TAD71CE02ncpncAnurâdhapûraya
BadullaBadulla28611104774,6822,0735,0724,0701,0651,0641,0615,4521,8466,9372,2303,2233,9216,7186,7159,2165,7129,0VBD81CE03upsc
BatticaloaBatticaloa28541102443,0433,0409,0370,0330,3256,7196,1270,5203,2174,9158,7153,9145,2122,7105,493,1OBC51CE04epecMadakalpûwa
Chilaw170,1139,8114,6102,487,674,463,2temporary split from Puttalam
ColomboColombo6992702234,12281,02062,02026,01935,01812,01699,22672,32207,41708,71420,31081,2923,1826,8690,8578,9506,5430,0ACO11CE23wpswKolamba
GalleGalle1652638990,51017,0983,0971,0932,0870,0814,5735,2641,5524,4459,8363,6313,1291,0258,1222,9209,7194,4GGL31CE06spswGâlla
GampahaGampaha13875362066,11795,01568,01555,01518,01454,01390,9BGQ12CE24wpwcsplit from Colombo on 1978-08-31
HambantotaHambantota26091007525,4543,0537,0531,0510,0468,0424,3340,3278,3191,5149,7124,4119,6110,5104,989,371,960,9IHB33CE07sps
JaffnaJaffna1025396896,0879,0863,0899,0830,6701,6612,6491,8424,8355,4330,5326,7300,9279,3265,6246,1JJA41CE25npnYâpanaya
KalutaraKalutara15986171060,8992,0969,0961,0934,0879,0829,7729,5631,5523,6456,6363,8323,7279,5229,9183,6165,0145,7CKT13CE09wpsw
KandyKandy19407491272,51335,01286,01269,01236,01162,01048,31188,01043,6840,4711,4587,7434,0408,4377,6288,4288,3232,2DKY21CE10cpcMaha Nuwara
KegalleKegalle1693654779,8787,0763,0758,0743,0712,0684,9654,8578,5471,6401,8314,6268,8242,5188,8150,6120,0105,3YKE92CE11sbpcKegalla
KilinochchiKilinochchi1279494110,0107,099,0KKL42npnsplit from Jaffna district on 1983-10-04
KurunegalaKurunegala481618591452,41448,01481,01462,01410,01310,01211,81025,6852,6626,9485,0397,2354,2306,8249,4230,2215,2207,1RKG61CE12nwpwc
MannarMannar1996771140,0137,0129,0118,0106,277,860,143,731,525,125,625,624,924,521,320,3LMB43CE26npnwMannârama
MataleMatale1993770442,4462,0434,0429,0414,0383,0357,4314,4255,6201,0155,7129,7116,6108,492,276,686,775,2EMT22CE14cpc
MataraMatara1283495761,2804,0810,0797,0765,0703,0643,8586,4511,9413,4351,9283,3238,5227,3203,8177,6151,9143,3HMH32CE15sps
MonaragalaMonaragala56392177396,2391,0367,0361,0344,0312,0273,6193,0132,2WMJ82CE16upsesplit from Badulla ca 1958Moneragala
MullaitivuMullaitivu2617101098,096,091,085,077,2NMP45CE27npneformed 1978-08-31 from parts of Jaffna, Mannar and Vavuniya
Nuwara EliyaNuwara Eliya1741672700,1748,0541,0535,0530,0500,0603,6450,3397,7325,3268,1235,8167,2155,5153,0109,698,758,2FNW23CE17cpc
PolonnaruwaPolonnaruwa32931271359,2359,0336,0329,0314,0289,0261,6163,7113,9UPR72CE18ncpecsplit from Anuradhapura ca 1958
PuttalamPuttalam30721186705,3692,0626,0617,0589,0540,0492,5378,4302,558,843,135,135,639,729,826,778,268,1SPX62CE19nwpwPûttalama
RatnapuraRatnapura327512641008,2993,0972,0960,0923,0852,0797,1661,3546,0421,6343,6263,8203,0166,0133,0108,0105,992,2XRN91CE20sbpscRatnapûraya
TrincomaleeTrincomalee27271053327,0323,0311,0287,0255,9188,2138,583,975,937,534,129,828,425,722,219,4QTC53CE21epeTirikunâmalaya
VavuniyaVavuniya1967759119,0117,0114,0106,095,495,268,635,123,218,318,717,315,215,515,615,3MVA44CE28npncVavuniyâwa
Northern-Northeastern2545,52596,0figures later than 1998 of this area with predominantly Tamil population are not specified
differences by rounding1,00,20,4-0,4-0,60,20,30,10,1-0,1-0,10,9
TOTAL:Colombo656102533119410,018802,017865,017619,016993,015842,014846,812689,910582,08097,96657,35306,94497,94106,43566,03007,82759,82400,4
PROVINCES
source: GLAABBSYSYGL/CSSYSYGL/SYGL/CSSYGL/CSGL/EBGL/EBHBGLFBGLGLGLGLGL
CentralKandy559021582311,02261,02233,02006,01956,81711,01697,01586,01481,01366,71134,61135,21247,0953,4953,4717,7717,8672,3622,8474,5473,7365,6cpc
EasternTrincomalee995132421310,01282,01257,0976,5722,9547,0546,5444,0400,0354,4279,2279,1234,0214,0212,4192,8192,8183,7173,6148,4127,6112,5epeIn 1987 temporarily merged with the Northern province
North-CentralAnuradhapura1072341401110,01086,01070,0850,6553,1394,3393,8302,0270,0229,3139,6139,597,097,497,496,596,586,379,175,366,163,7ncpncUturumeda
NorthernJaffna888234291383,01363,01336,01111,5877,8741,8741,3670,0625,0570,6479,6479,5423,0399,1398,9374,8374,8369,6341,0319,3302,5281,7npnIn 1987 temporarily merged with the Eastern province
North-WesternPuttalam781230162148,02107,02079,01706,11407,91157,01155,21050,0962,0855,2668,2667,9609,0547,0547,0492,2492,2434,1353,6320,1293,4275,2nwpwnwWayamba
SabaragamuwaRatnapura490218921765,01735,01718,01478,91313,81128,71124,51051,0978,0893,2746,1745,4708,0578,4578,4471,8471,8408,5321,8258,6225,9197,5sbpswc
SouthernGalle555921462366,02330,02299,01882,91666,71433,81430,71362,01257,01129,3962,0961,4889,0771,3771,2671,2671,2628,8566,8489,8433,5398,6spsDakunu
UvaBadulla848238741128,01102,01085,0922,6807,8665,5654,1561,0517,0466,9373,1372,2389,0303,4303,2233,9233,9216,7186,7159,2165,7129,0upse
WesternColombo370914324687,04599,04542,03915,03404,42845,42838,92599,02439,02232,31876,61876,91680,01448,61445,01491,01246,81106,3920,7762,5671,5575,7wpwswBasnahira
Non-resident population36,6
TOTAL:Colombo656102532918208,017865,017619,014850,012711,110624,510582,19625,08929,08097,96695,66657,16276,05312,55306,94742,04497,84106,33566,13007,72759,92399,5

Particulars:
Source of the census data 1981 and 1994 as published in "Arjuna's atlas of Sri Lanka", 1997; marked as "AA".
Source "SA" = "Statistical abstract / Sri Lanka".
File created on 1999-12-09; revised on 2000-06-25; and last modified on 2003-12-12 by Jan Lahmeyer

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