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Uva
ඌව
ஊவா
Province
View from Haputale-Beragala gap
View from Haputale-Beragala gap
Flag of Uva
Flag
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country  Sri Lanka
Created 1886
Admitted 14 November 1987
Area
 • Total 8,500 km2 (3,300 sq mi)
Area rank 4th (12.92% of total area)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,259,800
 • Rank 7th (6.3% of total pop.)
 • Density 148.2/km2 (383.9/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product (2010)
 • Total Rs 220 billion
 • Rank 8th (4.6% of total)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code LK-8
Official Languages Sinhala, Tamil
Symbols Gurulu raaja (Rhynchostylis retusa)
Website www.tourismuva.com

Uva (Sinhala: ඌව Uva, Tamil: ஊவா Uva) is a province of Sri Lanka. It was created in 1896. The capital city of the province is Badulla. There are about 1,259,880 people living in Uva Province. It is the second least populated province in the country.

Uva consists of two districts: Badulla and Moneragala. Eastern, Southern and Central provinces form the border of Uva.

Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda Falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) and Gal Oya National Park (lying partly in the Eastern Province). The Gal Oya hills and the Central mountains are the main highlands. The Mahaweli and Menik rivers and the huge Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya Reservoirs are the major waterways.

Districts

Uva districts
Districts of Uva

Uva is divided into 2 districts:

  • Badulla District 2,861 km2 (1,105 sq mi)
  • Moneragala District 5,639 km2 (2,177 sq mi)

Towns

Badulla is the only major city in the province. It is governed by a Municipal Council.

Large towns
  • Bandarawela (Municipal Council)
  • Haputale (Urban Council)
Other towns
  • Monaragala
  • Welimada
  • Haputale
  • Passara
  • Ella
  • Mahiyanganaya
  • Diyatalawa
  • Haliela
  • Bibile
  • Wellawaya
  • Haldummulla
  • Beragala
  • Lunugala
  • Buttala
  • Madulla
  • Kataragama
  • Tanamalwila
  • Badalkumbura
  • Siyambalanduwa
  • Okkampitiya

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