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Ampara District

அம்பாறை மாவட்டம்
අමිපාර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Administrative units of Ampara District in 2006
Administrative units of Ampara District in 2006
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
Created April 1961
Capital Ampara
DS Division
Area
 • Total 4,415 km2 (1,705 sq mi)
 • Land 4,222 km2 (1,630 sq mi)
 • Water 193 km2 (75 sq mi)  4.37%
Area rank 4th (6.73% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census)
 • Total 648,057
 • Rank 14th (3.20% of total pop.)
 • Density 146.785/km2 (380.17/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
32000-32999
Telephone Codes 063, 067
ISO 3166 code LK-52
Vehicle registration EP
Official Languages Tamil, Sinhala

Ampara District (Tamil: அம்பாறை மாவட்டம் Ampāṟai Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: අමිපාර දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second-level administrative divisions of the country. Ampara District is part of the Eastern Province. The capital of the district is the town of Ampara.

The district was separated from the southern part of Batticaloa District in April 1961.

Geography

The Ampara District is in the southeast part of Sri Lanka in the Eastern Province. It has an area of 4,415 square kilometres (1,705 sq mi).

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