North Western Province, Sri Lanka

province of Sri Lanka

North Western Province (Sinhala: වයඹ පළාත Wayamba Palata, Tamil: வட மேல் மாகாணம் Vada Mael Maakaanam) is a province of Sri Lanka. The districts of Kurunegala and Puttalam are in North Western Province. Its capital city is Kurunegala.

North Western Province
වයඹ පළාත
வட மேல் மாகாணம்
Wayamba Province
Flag of North Western Province
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
Country Sri Lanka
Admitted14 November 1987
Largest CityKurunegala
 • GovernorThissa R Balalla
 • Chief MinisterDayasiri Jayasekara
 • Total7,888 km2 (3,046 sq mi)
 • Rank5th (11.89% of total area)
 (2011 census)
 • Total2,370,075
 • Rank4th (11.61% of total pop.)
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Gross Regional Product
 • TotalRs 495 billion
 • Rank2nd (10.3% of total)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
ISO 3166 codeLK-6
Official LanguagesSinhala, Tamil

The only higher educational institute in the province is the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.

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(1) Kurunegala and (2) Puttalam are the two districts that make up the North Western Province.

North Western Province is divided into 2 districts:

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