Largest Cities in Sri Lanka

Facts about Sri Lanka

Official languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
Capital: Colombo
Area: 65,610 km²
Population: 21.5 million residents
Population density: 327.91 residents per km²
Currency: LKR
Internet TLD: .lk
ISO codes: LK, LKA , 144
The dialing code for Sri Lanka is +94

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Sri Lanka, until 1972 Ceylon is an island nation in the Indian Ocean 31km off the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. The island is also called the pearl of the Indian Ocean and has about 20 million residents. Due to its location, the island is a strategic hub for seafaring between West and Southeast Asia. It was one of the centers of ancient Buddhism. Today the country is a multireligious and multiethnic nation in which, in addition to Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are major religions.

Biggest Cities of Sri Lanka by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Colombo, Sri Lanka 648,145 6.93194 79.8478
2 Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka 219,938 6.84019 79.8712
3 Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 185,142 6.773 79.8816
4 Jaffna, Sri Lanka 169,213 9.66845 80.0074
5 Negombo, Sri Lanka 137,334 7.2083 79.8358
6 Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka 118,290 6.8905 79.9015
7 Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka 115,937 6.88297 79.9071
8 Kandy, Sri Lanka 111,812 7.2955 80.6356
9 Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 108,531 8.5711 81.2335
10 Kalmunai, Sri Lanka 100,282 7.40902 81.8347
11 Galle, Sri Lanka 93,229 6.0367 80.217
12 Point Pedro, Sri Lanka 89,921 9.81667 80.2333
13 Batticaloa, Sri Lanka 86,853 7.7102 81.6924
14 Katunayaka, Sri Lanka 84,754 7.16992 79.8884
15 Valvedditturai, Sri Lanka 78,316 9.81667 80.1667
16 Matara, Sri Lanka 76,365 5.94851 80.5353
17 Battaramulla South, Sri Lanka 75,744 6.8964 79.9181
18 Dambulla, Sri Lanka 66,827 7.86 80.6517
19 Maharagama, Sri Lanka 66,687 6.848 79.9265
20 Kotikawatta, Sri Lanka 64,676 6.9269 79.9095
21 Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka 61,054 8.31223 80.4131
22 Vavuniya, Sri Lanka 60,287 8.7514 80.4971
23 Kolonnawa, Sri Lanka 58,187 6.9329 79.8848
24 Hendala, Sri Lanka 57,089 6.9909 79.883
25 Ratnapura, Sri Lanka 47,943 6.68278 80.3992
26 Badulla, Sri Lanka 47,698 6.9895 81.0557
27 Puttalam, Sri Lanka 45,772 8.0362 79.8283
28 Devinuwara, Sri Lanka 45,111 5.92825 80.5888
29 Welisara, Sri Lanka 41,417 7.0281 79.9014
30 Kalutara, Sri Lanka 38,111 6.5831 79.9593
31 Bentota, Sri Lanka 37,111 6.42598 79.9958
32 Matale, Sri Lanka 36,573 7.4698 80.6217
33 Homagama, Sri Lanka 34,775 6.844 80.0024
34 Beruwala, Sri Lanka 34,361 6.4788 79.9828
35 Panadura, Sri Lanka 33,846 6.7132 79.9026
36 Mulleriyawa, Sri Lanka 33,651 6.933 79.9297
37 Kandana, Sri Lanka 33,535 7.048 79.8937
38 Ja Ela, Sri Lanka 32,286 7.0744 79.8919
39 Wattala, Sri Lanka 30,836 6.98918 79.8917
40 Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka 30,828 6.9685 79.8836
41 Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 28,957 6.9553 79.922
42 Kurunegala, Sri Lanka 28,682 7.4863 80.3623
43 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka 25,886 6.97078 80.7829
44 Gampola, Sri Lanka 24,841 7.1643 80.5696
45 Chilaw, Sri Lanka 24,823 7.57583 79.7953
46 Eravur Town, Sri Lanka 23,093 7.7782 81.6038
47 Hanwella Ihala, Sri Lanka 23,029 6.9012 80.0852
48 Weligama, Sri Lanka 22,290 5.97501 80.4297
49 Vakarai, Sri Lanka 21,111 8.13333 81.4333
50 Kataragama, Sri Lanka 21,046 6.4134 81.3346
51 Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka 20,244 6.2355 80.0538
52 Ampara, Sri Lanka 18,459 7.29754 81.682
53 Kegalle, Sri Lanka 18,073 7.2523 80.3436
54 Hatton, Sri Lanka 15,184 6.8916 80.5955
55 Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka 14,011 7.93965 81.0027
56 Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka 13,117 9.3961 80.3982
57 Tangalle, Sri Lanka 10,608 6.02338 80.7974
58 Monaragala, Sri Lanka 10,347 6.8714 81.3487
59 Wellawaya, Sri Lanka 10,111 6.73694 81.1028
60 Gampaha, Sri Lanka 9,461 7.0897 79.9925
61 Horana South, Sri Lanka 9,093 6.7159 80.0626
62 Wattegama, Sri Lanka 8,111 6.7989 81.4808
63 Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka 7,883 7.1663 79.9533
64 Horawala Junction, Sri Lanka 7,611 6.48088 80.1271
65 Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka 6,988 7.4688 80.0401

Sri Lanka: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

The current capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.

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