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North Central Province

උතුරු මැද පළාත
வட மத்திய மாகாணம்

Uturumeda Province
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Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country  Sri Lanka
Created 1873
Admitted 14 November 1987
Area
 • Total 10,472 km2 (4,043 sq mi)
Area rank 1st (16.31% of total area)
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total 1,259,567
 • Rank 8th (5.91% of total pop.)
 • Density 120.280/km2 (311.522/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 (2010)
 • Total Rs 232 billion
 • Rank 7th (4.8% of total)
Time zone UTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 code LK-7
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil

North Central Province (Sinhala: උතුරු මැද පළාත Uturumeda Palata, Tamil: வட மத்திய மாகாணம் Wada Maththiya Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka. Its capital city is Anuradhapura. The province is not densely populated. It has a weak economy.

Towns

Anuradhapura is the only major city. It is governed by a Municipal Council. Other towns in the province are:

  • Polonnaruwa-Kaduruwela
  • Medawachchiya
  • Kahatagasdigiliya
  • Hingurakgoda
  • Nochchiyagama
  • Kekirawa
  • Minneriya
  • Horowpatana
  • Tambuttegama
  • Manampitiya
  • Eppawala
  • Habarana
  • Maradankadawala
  • Rambewa
  • Mihintale
  • Talawa
  • Padawiya
  • Kebitigollawa
  • Giritale
  • Mahailuppallama
  • Welikanda

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