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Matara District

Matara is a city on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, 160 km from Colombo. It is one of the largest cities in Sri Lanka. It was deeply affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.

  Province Southern
  Total Area 1,283 km2
  Total Population 761,370
  Density 600/km2
  Ethnic
Ethnicity Population % Of Total
Sinhalese 716,974 94.2%
Sri Lankan Tamils 5,161 0.7%
Sri Lankan Moors 22,133 2.9%
Indian Tamils 16,672 2.2%
Other (including Burgher, Malay) 430 0.0%
Total 761,370 100.0%

Important Places

Beach

Light House

Temples