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Gampaha District

Gampaha District is a district in Western Province, Sri Lanka. Gampaha district was declared as a new administrative district, separated from Colombo District in 1978. Gampaha district is bounded by Kurunegala and Puttalam districts from north, Kegalle District from east, Colombo District from south and by Indian ocean from west. Gampaha district consist of 13 electorate divisions, including 2 municipal councils, 5 urban counsils, 12 Pradeshiya Sabas (Divisional council) and 1177 Grama Niladari (Village Officer) divisions.

  Province Western
  Total Area 1,387 km2
  Total Population 2,063,684
  Density 1539/km2
  Ethnic
Ethnicity Population % Of Total
Sinhalese 1,877,545 91.0%
Sri Lankan Tamils 65,302 3.2%
Sri Lankan Moors 78705 3.8%
Indian Tamils 7,621 0.4%
Other (including Burgher, Malay) 34811 1.6%
Total 2,063,984 100.0%

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