Kurunegala District Profile

 

Administrative Division

Kurunegala District is divided in to30 Divisional Secretariat Divisions and their activities are coordinated and supervised by the Kurunegala District Secretariat.

Table - Number of GN Divisions and Villages in each Division

Division

Sq. km.

GN Divisions

Villages

 Giribawa  

200.8

35

72

 Galgamuwa  

278.3

62

189

 Ehetuwewa  

170.0

35

152

 Ambanpola  

47.0

28

122

 Kotavehera  

142.0

31

90

 Rasnayakapura  

132.0

28

79

 Nikaweratiya  

181.0

42

101

 Mahawa  

342.0

68

220

 Polpithigama  

262.6

82

283

 Ibbagamuwa  

278.2

74

188

 Ganewatta  

191.2

42

146

 Wariyapola  

190.4

60

178

 Kobeigane  

126.0

35

132

 Bingiriya  

165.5

52

149

 Panduwasnuwara(Hettipola)  

143.7

78

227

 Panduwasnuwara East  

85.9

36

118

 Bamunakotuwa  

67.0

21

125

 Maspotha  

61.0

23

72

 Kurunegala  

79.6

64

125

 Mallawapitiya  

123.5

45

99

 Mawathagama  

104.6

71

167

 Rideegama  

254.8

113

262

 Weerambugedara  

58.0

38

104

 Kuliyapitiya East(Nakkawatta)  

110.2

45

139

 Kuliyapitiya west  

271.6

68

146

 Udubaddawa  

102.2

43

93

 Pannala  

278.8

87

207

 Narammala  

106.0

54

125

 Alawwa  

130.4

66

124

 Polgahawela  

128.4

84

198

Total

4812.7

1610

4432

Source: Department of Census and Statistics

 

Local Government Units

Kurunegala District consist of 20 local authorities (02 municipal councils, 18 Pradeshiya Sabhas).

Population

According to the census data, the estimated population of Kurunegala in the year 2001 was 28,401. The male 14,626 and 13,775 female.

Table - Divisional Population according to age

 

 Division

Under 20 years

Over 20  years

Total Population

 Giribawa  

11406

17664

29070

 Galgamuwa  

18925

30582

49508

 Ehetuwewa  

9085

14792

23879

 Ambanpola  

7800

11295

20658

 Kotavehera  

7599

12345

19943

 Rasnayakapura  

7945

11522

19468

 Nikaweratiya  

13943

23691

37635

 Mahawa  

19591

32743

52335

 Polpithigama  

26128

43474

69602

 Ibbagamuwa  

28794

50206

78999

 Ganewatta  

13700

24394

38092

 Wariyapola  

19503

36396

55897

 Kobeigane  

12400

20949

33351

 Bingiriya  

21059

36644

57702

 Panduwasnuwara(Hettipola)  

21479

39116

60594

 Panduwasnuwara East  

10656

19986

30643

 Bamunakotuwa  

11609

22391

34000

 Maspotha  

10153

19533

29688

 Kurunegala  

27037

54819

81855

 Mallawapitiya  

16688

31509

48195

 Mawathagama  

20935

37862

58796

 Rideegama  

30871

52402

83272

 Weerambugedara  

10190

21175

31365

 Kuliyapitiya East(Nakkawatta)  

18868

29733

48599

 Kuliyapitiya west  

24740

49228

73969

 Udubaddawa  

18067

32430

50497

 Pannala  

39562

78856

118418

 Narammala  

17635

35392

53026

 Alawwa  

19866

41271

61137

 Polgahawela  

20144

40663

60806

Total

536376

974623

1511000

Source: Department of Census and Statistics

 

Table - Divisional Demographic Details 

Name of the Division

2001 Estimated

No. of families

Population

 Giribawa  

9399

28093

 Galgamuwa  

16199

47844

 Ehetuwewa  

8131

23076

 Ambanpola  

7119

19964

 Kotavehera  

6751

19273

 Rasnayakapura  

6245

18763

 Nikaweratiya  

11615

36370

 Mahawa  

17697

50576

 Polpithigama  

22642

67263

 Ibbagamuwa  

11434

76344

 Ganewatta  

11532

36812

 Wariyapola  

17019

56880

 Kobeigane  

9601

32230

 Bingiriya  

16155

55763

 Panduwasnuwara(Hettipola)  

19998

69888

 Panduwasnuwara East  

8706

27570

 Bamunakotuwa  

6314

20702

 Maspotha  

5679

18850

 Kurunegala  

22747

88944

 Mallawapitiya  

23100

46575

 Mawathagama  

16157

56820

 Rideegama  

24496

80473

 Weerambugedara  

9348

30311

 Kuliyapitiya East(Nakkawatta)  

13368

46966

 Kuliyapitiya west  

19719

71483

 Udubaddawa  

12937

48800

 Pannala  

34692

114438

 Narammala  

14945

51244

 Alawwa  

16501

59082

 Polgahawela  

16603

58762

Total

436849

1460159

Table Population Details by ethnicity  

Sinhala

Tamil

Indian Tamil

Muslim

Malay

Burgher

Other

Total

91"9%

1"2%

0"2%

6"5%

 

 

 

 

Source: Dept. of Census and Statistics

 

Table - Percentage Distribution of Population (10 years and over) by Literacy and Sex

Literacy

Total %

Sex

M

F

Literate

92.7%

93.9%

91.5%

Illiterate

7.3%

6.1%

8.5%

Total

100%

100%

100%