|Nuwara Eliya District Profile|
Location and Area
The Nuwara Eliya is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. The extent of this area is 554 mile square (1437 meter square). The Kandy, Badulla and Ratnapura districts are the boundary of this District and belongs to various geographical and climatic conditions
North : Kandy
East : Badulla
South & South West :Ratnapura
West & North West :Kegalle
c. Administrative Division
Nuwara Eliya District is divided in to Divisional Secretariat Divisions and their activities are coordinated and supervised by the Nuwara Eliya District Secretariat.
Table 2.9 - Extent, Number of GN Divisions and Villages in each Division
e. Local Government Units
Nuwara Eliya district consist of 8 local authorities consisting of 1 municipal council, 2 urban councils and 5 Pradeshiya Sabhas.
Names of Local Government units
f. Physical Features
Nuwara Eliya is a mountain
station at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude, in a splendid landscape. The city
boasts of being particularly well-kept and neat, and the always green grass
gives to the locality an aspect of “colonial British style".
The extent of the forest in the District is as follows In Hectares.
i. Climate and Rainfall
Climate and Rainfall
Blessed with salubrious climate, breathtaking views of valleys, meadows, mountains and greenery; it's hard to imagine that Nuwara Eliya is only 180 Km from the hot and humid Colombo. Temperatures are 14C-21C (Jan- April) 16C-18C (May-Aug) 15C- 18C (Sept-Dec).
The Nuwara Eliya District receives rain from
1. South West monsoon rainfall
Table 2.10 - Temperature in Nuwara Eliya District in o C
The population is a mixture of Sinhalese, Tamil and the Moors. Many tea plantation workers are Indian Tamils, brought over to Sri Lanka by the British in the 19th century.
Table 2.3 - Division vise Population according to age
Table 2.4 - Division vise Demographic Details
Source: Department of Census and Statistics
Table 2.5 – Population Details by ethnicity
Source: Dept. of Census and Statistics
Table 2.6 - Percentage Distribution of Population (10 years and over) by Literacy
And Sex (1981 Census)
l. Social Structure
Table 2.7 - Number of schools
Table 2.8 - Students studying in GCE (AL) Classes
Table 2.11 - Extent of Paddy Cultivation in 2005/ 2006
Table 2.11 - Cultivated Extent of Paddy – Irrigation Pattern
Table 2.14 - Infrastructure – Details of the Road Network
Table 2.15 - Infrastructure – Details of Consumers of Electricity
Table 2.16 - Infrastructure – Details of Consumers of pipe borne water
Table 2.1 - Other functional areas at a Glance