Ella
ඇල්ල
Ella is located in Sri Lanka
Ella
Ella
Coordinates: 6°52′31″N 81°2′18″E / 6.87528°N 81.03833°E / 6.87528; 81.03833Coordinates: 6°52′31″N 81°2′18″E / 6.87528°N 81.03833°E / 6.87528; 81.03833
Country Sri Lanka
Province Uva Province
Population (2012)
 • Total 44,763[1]
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)
 • Summer (DST) Summer time (UTC+6)

Ella (Sinhalese: ඇල්ල; Lit. "water fall"; Tamil: எல்ல) is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft) above sea level.[2] The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Ella is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations. The town has a cooler climate than surrounding lowlands, due to its elevation. The Ella Gap allows views across the southern plains of Sri Lanka.[3]

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TransportEdit

RoadEdit

Located on the Colombo-Badulla railway line, and the A16 highway (Beragala-Hali Ela) a part of the Colombo-Badulla road.

RailEdit

Ella railway station is the 75th station on the Main Line and is located 271.03 km (168.41 mi) from Colombo. The station has one platform and all trains running on the Main Line stop at the station. The station opened in July 1918.[4]

FacilitiesEdit

 
Ella Railway Station

Notable Government institutions are :

  • Police Station
  • Railway Station
  • Main Post Office

AttractionsEdit

 
View from Ella across the valleys

DemographicsEdit

Ethnicity Population[5] % Of Total
Sinhalese 29,822 66.62
Indian Tamils 12,084 27
Sri Lankan Tamils 802 1.8
Sri Lankan Moors 1,994 4.45
Other (including Burgher, Malay) 61 0.14
Total 44,763 100

Post and telephoneEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brinkhoff, Thomas (13 October 2012). "Ella (Divisional Secretariat)". City Population. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ella". Sri Lanka Heritages Foundation. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Cook, Elsie Kathleen (1953). Ceylon: It's Geography, It's Resources and It's People. McMillian. p. 90. 
  4. ^ Perera, G. F. (1925). The Ceylon Railway: The Story of Its Inception and Progress. Ceylon Observer. p. 284. 
  5. ^ "Population by ethnicity and district according to Divisional Secretary's Division, 2012" (PDF). Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka. 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 

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