Badulla District

Badulla District (Sinhala: බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය badūlla distrikkaya; Tamil: பதுளை மாவட்டம் Patuḷai māvaṭṭam) is a district in Uva Province, Sri Lanka. The entire land area of the Badulla district is 2,861 km2 (1,105 sq mi) and has a total population of 837,000.[when?] The district is bounded by the districts of Monaragala and Rathnapura on the east and south, by Ampara and Kandy districts to the north and by Nuwara Eliya and Matale to the west. Mainly the economy of the district is based on agricultural farming and livestock.

Badulla District

බදුල්ල දිස්ත්‍රික්කය

பதுளை மாவட்டம்
Tea plantation in Haputale
Tea plantation in Haputale
Map of Sri Lanka with Badulla District highlighted
Map of Sri Lanka with Badulla District highlighted
Map of Badulla district showing its administrative areas
Map of Badulla district showing its administrative areas
Coordinates: 6°59′05″N 81°03′23″E / 6.98472°N 81.05639°E / 6.98472; 81.05639Coordinates: 6°59′05″N 81°03′23″E / 6.98472°N 81.05639°E / 6.98472; 81.05639
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceUva Province
Largest CityBadulla
 • District SecretaryDamayanthi Paranagama
 • Total2,861 km2 (1,105 sq mi)
 • Total886,000
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-81
LanguagesSinhala, Tamil, English

Badulla District is an agricultural district where tea and various vegetables are cultivated. The district is divided into an upper region and a lower region which differ in climatic and geographic characteristics. The upper region of the district is known for tea plantations and vegetable cultivation while the lower region focuses more on paddy farming.[1][2]


  • S.Thomas' College Bandarawela
  • St.Joseph's college
  • Bandarawela Central College
  • Dharmadutha College
  • UVA College
  • Badulla Central College
  • Vishaka Girls High School
  • Viharamahadevi Girls School
  • Passara National College
  • Passara Tamil Maha Vidyalayam National College
  • Sri Ramakrishna College
  • Al Adhan Maha Vidyalaya
  • Barathy Maha Vidyalayam
  • Tamils Girls maha vidyalayam
  • Saraswathy Central College

Electorate divisions in Badulla DistrictEdit

Major citiesEdit

Major townsEdit

Other placesEdit


A school in Badulla district

(2010 estimates 887220)


Religion in Badulla District (2011)[3]

  Buddhism (72.6%)
  Hinduism (19.4%)
  Islam (5.8%)
  Christianity (2.1%)
Buddhism 589,393 (72.63%)
Hinduism 157,360 (19.39%)
Islam 47,172 (5.81%)
Roman Catholic 11,630 (1.43%)
Other Christian 5985 (0.74%)

Important locations in Badulla DistrictEdit

Lipton's seat


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Uva Province" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  2. ^ "Uva". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
  3. ^ Department of Census and Statistics,The Census of Population and Housing of Sri Lanka-2011

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