List of cities in Sri Lanka

The following is a list of settlements in Sri Lanka with a population over 50,000.

Cities

City Image DS
Division
District Province Population Area[1] Density
(/km²)
Co-
ordinates
Conurbation
(2012 est)[2]
Municipality
(2012 census)[3]
km²mi²
Colombo
කොළඹ
கொழும்பு
Colombo /
Thimbirigasyaya
ColomboWestern752,993561,31437 1415,1716°56′04″N 79°50′34″E
Dehiwala-
Mount Lavinia

දෙහිවල-
ගල්කිස්ස
தெஹிவளை-
கல்கிசை
DehiwalaColomboWestern245,974184,46821 88,7846°50′23″N 79°52′33″E
Moratuwa
මොරටුව
மொறட்டுவை
MoratuwaColomboWestern207,755168,28023 97,3176°47′57″N 79°52′36″E
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර
කෝට්ටේ
ஶ்ரீ ஜெயவர்த்தனபுரம்
கோட்டை
KotteColomboWestern135,806107,92517 76,3496°54′39″N 79°53′16″E
Negombo
මීගමුව
நீர்கொழும்பு
NegomboGampahaWestern127,754142,44931 124,5957°13′00″N 79°50′00″E
Kandy
මහනුවර
கண்டி
KandyKandyCentral125,35198,82827 103,6607°17′47″N 80°38′06″E
Kalmunai
කල්මුනේ
கல்முனை
Kalmunai Muslim /
Kalmunai Tamil /
Sainthamarathu
AmparaEastern106,78399,89323 94,3437°25′00″N 81°49′00″E
Vavuniya
වවුනියාව
வவுனியா
VavuniyaVavuniyaNorthern99,65334,8168°45′00″N 80°29′00″E
Galle
ගාල්ල
காலி
GalleGalleSouthern99,47886,33317 75,0786°02′03″N 80°12′59″E
Trincomalee
ත්‍රිකුණාමලය
திருகோணமலை
Trincomalee
Town and
Gravets
TrincomaleeEastern99,13548,3518°34′00″N 81°14′00″E
Batticaloa
මඩකලපුව
மட்டக்களப்பு
Manmunai NorthBatticaloaEastern92,33286,22775 291,1507°43′00″N 81°42′00″E
Jaffna
යාපනය
யாழ்ப்பாணம்
Jaffna /
Nallur
JaffnaNorthern88,13880,82920 84,0419°40′00″N 80°00′00″E
Matale
මාතලේ
மாத்தளை
MataleMataleCentral78,86438,29925 10 4,0517°28′7″N 80°37′22″E
Katunayake
කටුනායක
கட்டுநாயகம்
KatanaGampahaWestern76,81660,915212,7947°10′00″N 79°52′00″E
Dambulla
දඹුල්ල
தம்பள்ளை
DambullaMataleCentral72,30623,81454 214417°51′24″N 80°38′57″E
Kolonnawa
කොලොන්නාව
கொழுன்னை
KolonnawaColomboWestern64,88760,0446°55′00″N 79°54′00″E
Anuradhapura
අනුරාධපුරය
அனுராதபுரம்
AnuradhapuraAnuradhapuraNorth Central63,20850,59536 141,4058°21′00″N 80°23′00″E
Ratnapura
රත්නපුර
இரத்தினபுரி
RatnapuraRatnapuraSabaragamuwa52,17047,10520 82,4746°40′00″N 80°24′00″E

References

  1. "Table 15.1: Area, Population, Registered voters and Employees of Municipalities, 2015" (PDF). Statistics Statistical Abstract 2016. Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
  2. "Sri Lanka: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012.
  3. "Table 2.4: Population of Municipal Councils and urban councils by sex, Census, 2012" (PDF). Statistics Statistical Abstract 2016. Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka.
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