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Badulla (Sinhalese: 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 and total population is 837,000. The district is bounded by the districts of Monaragala and Rathnapura on the East & South, by Ampara and Kandy districts on the North and by Nuwara Eliya and Matale on 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
Country Sri Lanka
ProvinceUva Province
Largest CityBadulla
 • GovernorHon. C. Nanda Mathew
 • Chief Minister of Uva Provincial CouncilHon. Shashindra Rajapakse
 • Secretary of DistrictRohana Keerthi Dissanayake.
 • HeadquartersBadulla Districts Secretariat
 • 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, vegetable and paddy are cultivated. Mainly the district is divided into two portions as Upper region and Lower region according to climatic and geographical characteristics. Upper division of the district is famous for tea plantation and vegetable cultivation while lower division is famous for paddy cultivation.[1] [2]



S.Thomas' College Bandarawela, Bandarawela Central College, Dharmadutha College, UVA College, Badulla Central College, Vishaka Girls High School, Viharamahadevi Girls School, Passara National College, Passara Tamil National College, Sri Ramakrishna College, Al Adhan Maha Vidyalaya, Barathy Maha Vidyalayam, Tamils Girls Convent and Saraswathy Central College are situated in this district.

Electorate divisions in Badulla DistrictEdit

Major citiesEdit

Big townsEdit

Other townsEdit


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


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