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Batticaloa District

மட்டக்களப்பு மாவட்டம்
මඩකලපුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Sunset at Kumburumoolai
Sunset at Kumburumoolai
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Administrative units of Batticaloa District in 2007
Administrative units of Batticaloa District in 2007
Country Sri Lanka
Province Eastern
Capital Batticaloa
DS Division
Area
 • Total 2,854 km2 (1,102 sq mi)
 • Land 2,610 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
 • Water 244 km2 (94 sq mi)  8.55%
Area rank 9th (4.35% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census)
 • Total 525,142
 • Rank 17th (2.59% of total pop.)
 • Density 184.00/km2 (476.56/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
30000-30999
Telephone Codes 065
ISO 3166 code LK-51
Vehicle registration EP
Official Languages Tamil, Sinhala

Batticaloa District (Tamil: மட்டக்களப்பு மாவட்டம் Maṭṭakkaḷappu Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: මඩකලපුව දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Eastern Province. The capital of the district is the city of Batticaloa.

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

Geography

Batticaloa District is in the east of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Eastern Province. It has an area of 2,854 square kilometres (1,102 sq mi).

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