Dehiwala East Grama Niladhari Division

Dehiwala East Grama Niladhari Division is a Grama Niladhari Division of the Dehiwala Divisional Secretariat of Colombo District of Western Province, Sri Lanka. It has Grama Niladhari Division Code 540.

Dehiwala East
Location of Dehiwala East
Coordinates: 6°51′22″N 79°52′09″E / 6.856035°N 79.869243°E / 6.856035; 79.869243
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern Province
DistrictColombo District
Divisional SecretariatDehiwala Divisional Secretariat
Electoral DistrictColombo Electoral District
Polling DivisionDehiwala Polling Division
Area
 • Total0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2012)[2]
 • Total6,767
 • Density13,013/km2 (33,700/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeLK-1130045
Dehiwala East

Tropical Inn, National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, Sri Subodharama Raja Maha Vihara and Christ Church, Galkissa are located within, nearby or associated with Dehiwala East.

Dehiwala East is a surrounded by the Udyanaya, Malwatta, Jayathilaka, Dehiwala West and Galwala Grama Niladhari Divisions.

DemographicsEdit

EthnicityEdit

The Dehiwala East Grama Niladhari Division has a Sinhalese majority (52.6%), a significant Moor population (23.0%) and a significant Sri Lankan Tamil population (20.9%). In comparison, the Dehiwala Divisional Secretariat (which contains the Dehiwala East Grama Niladhari Division) has a Sinhalese majority (60.5%), a significant Moor population (20.8%) and a significant Sri Lankan Tamil population (14.5%)[2]

Ethnicity in Dehiwala East[2]

  Sinhalese (52.6%)
  Moor (23.0%)
  Sri Lankan Tamil (20.9%)
  Other (2.0%)
  Burgher (1.6%)

ReligionEdit

The Dehiwala East Grama Niladhari Division has a Buddhist plurality (46.7%), a significant Muslim population (24.0%) and a significant Hindu population (17.0%). In comparison, the Dehiwala Divisional Secretariat (which contains the Dehiwala East Grama Niladhari Division) has a Buddhist majority (54.3%), a significant Muslim population (22.6%) and a significant Hindu population (12.1%)[2]

Religion in Dehiwala East[2]

  Buddhist (46.7%)
  Muslim (24.0%)
  Hindu (17.0%)
  Roman Catholic (8.6%)
  Other Christian (3.6%)
  Other (0.1%)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USGS EarthExplorer". earthexplorer.usgs.gov. U.S. Geological Survey. 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Census of Population and Housing 2012" (PDF). statistics.gov.lk. Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka. 2012.