Uva Province facts for kids
View from Haputale-Beragala gap
Location within Sri Lanka
|Admitted||14 November 1987|
|• Total||8,500 km2 (3,300 sq mi)|
|Area rank||4th (12.92% of total area)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• 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)|
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.
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.
Uva is divided into 2 districts:
- Badulla District 2,861 km2 (1,105 sq mi)
- Moneragala District 5,639 km2 (2,177 sq mi)
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
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