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North Western Province
වයඹ පළාත
வட மேல் மாகாணம்

Wayamba Province
Province
Flag of North Western Province
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Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country  Sri Lanka
Created 1845
Admitted 14 November 1987
Area
 • Total 7,888 km2 (3,046 sq mi)
Area rank 5th (11.89% of total area)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 2,370,075
 • Rank 4th (11.61% of total pop.)
 • Density 300.466/km2 (778.20/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product (2010)
 • Total Rs 495 billion
 • Rank 2nd (10.3% of total)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-6
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
Website priu.gov.lk

North Western Province (Sinhala: වයඹ පළාත Wayamba Palata, Tamil: வட மேல் மாகாணம் Vada Mael Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka. The districts of Kurunegala and Puttalam are in North Western Province. Its capital city is Kurunegala.

The only higher educational institute in the province is the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

Districts

North Western Sri Lanka districts
(1) Kurunegala and (2) Puttalam are the two districts that make up the North Western Province.

North Western Province is divided into 2 districts:

  • Kurunegala District 4,771 km2 (1,842 sq mi)
  • Puttalam District 2,976 km2 (1,149 sq mi)

Settlements

Major cities
  • Kurunegala (Municipal Council)
Big towns
  • Puttalam (Urban Council)
  • Kuliyapitiya (Urban Council)
  • Chilaw (Urban Council)
Other towns
  • Wariyapola
  • Anamaduwa
  • Narammala
  • Wennappuwa
  • Galgamuwa
  • Pannala
  • Alawwa
  • Dankotuwa
  • Hiripitiya
  • Maho
  • Nattandiya
  • Kalpitiya
  • Nikaweratiya
  • Hettipola
  • Bingiriya
  • Marawila
  • Giriulla
  • Madampe

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