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Galle District

Galle is a city situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the capital city of Southern Province of Sri Lanka and it lies in Galle District.

  Province Southern
  Total Area 1,652 km2
  Total Population 990,487
  Density 613 /km2
  Ethnic
Ethnicity Population % Of Total
Sinhalese 934751 (94.4%)
Sri Lankan Tamils 11,079 (1.1%)
Sri Lankan Moors 34,688 (3.5%)
Indian Tamils 9,275 (0.9%)
Other (including Burgher, Malay) 694 (0.1%)
Total 2,251,274 100.0%

Important Places

Beach

Conservation sites

Light House

National parks

Museum

  • Dadigama Archaeological Museum
  • Hikkaduwa Marine Santuary Museum
  • Koggala Folk Museum
  • Maritime Museum

Nature

Pagoda

Temple

Water Falls