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Colombo District

Colombo District is the smallest district in Sri Lanka with an area of 642 km². It is located in the Western Province, on the western coast of the island. Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, Colombo and the political capital, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte are located in this district. It has the highest population density of all Sri Lankan districts.

  Province Western
  Total Area 699 km2
  Total Population 2,251,274
  Density 3330 /km2
  Ethnic
Ethnicity Population % Of Total
Sinhalese 1,724,459 (76.6%)
Sri Lankan Tamils 247,739 (11.0%)
Sri Lankan Moors 202,731 (9.0%)
Indian Tamils 24,821 (1.1%)
Other (including Burgher, Malay) 51,524 (2.3%)
Total 2,251,274 100.0%

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