Anuradhapura District Profile

Anuradhapura District is situated in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka with the extent of 7,128 km˛. There are 3 no of rivers flowing through the District.

Boundaries

North West                  :    Mannar      

North & North East      :    Vavunia Trincomalee    

West                            :    Puttalam      

South                              Matale     

East:                            :    Polonnaruwa

Climate and Rainfall

Annual Rainfall in Selected Areas and seasonal pattern

North East Monsoon (Nov-Feb)

Inter Monsoon -01(Feb-Apr)

South West Monsoon (May- Sep)

Inter Monsoon – 02 (Oct-Nov)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table - Temperature in Anuradhapura District in o C         

Month

Years

1961 - 1990

Average

2007

Highest          Lowest

2008

Highest                 Lowest

Average

27.7

32.5

24.0

32.3

23.9

Source: Department of Census and Statistics  

 

Population

The population according to 2001 census is 745,693 of which 90.7 % are Sinhalese, 8.3 % Sri Lankan Moors, 0.7 % native Sri Lankan Tamils and 0.1 % Tamils of Indian origin. 90.0 % of the population are Buddhists, 8.4 % Muslim, 1.1 % Christian and 0.5 % Hindu