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Colombo District
කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
கொழும்பு மாவட்டம்
—  Administrative District  —
Colombo district.svg
Map of Sri Lanka with Colombo District highlighted
Coordinates: 6°52′N 80°01′E / 6.867, 80.017Coordinates: 6°52′N 80°01′E / 6.867, 80.017
Country Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
Province Western
Created
Capital Colombo
Divisions
Government
 • District Secretary G. A. J. Sylvester
 • Local
Area
 • Total 699 km2 (270 sq mi)
 • Land 676 km2 (261 sq mi)
 • Water 23 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,251,274
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,300/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-11
Website ds.gov.lk/dist_colombo

Colombo District (Sinhala: කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය, Tamil: கொழும்பு மாவட்டம்) is the smallest district in Sri Lanka with an area of 642 km². It is located in the Western Province, on the western coast of the island. Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo and the political capital, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte are located in this district. It has a population of 2,235,000 (2001 census) and has the highest population density of all Sri Lankan districts (3,500 inhabitants/km²).

Ethnic groups
Sinhalese 1,724,459 (76.6%)
Sri Lankan Tamil247,739(11%)
Sri Lankan Moor202,731(9.01%)
Indian Tamil24,821(1.1%)
Burgher15,703(0.7%)
Sri Lankan Malay21,778(0.97%)
Other14,043(0.62%)
Religions
Buddhism 1,578,246 (70.1%)
Hinduism194,743(8.65%)
Islam241,944(10.75%)
Roman Catholic181,920(8.08%)
Other Christian51,334(2.28%)
Other3,087(0.14%)

References Edit

External links Edit

Template:Colombo Template:Provinces and Districts of Sri Lanka



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