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කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
கொழும்பு மாவட்டம்
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
CountrySri Lanka
ProvinceWestern
CapitalColombo
DS Division
Government
 • District SecretaryH. T. Kamal Pathmasiri
Area
 • Total699 km2 (270 sq mi)
 • Land676 km2 (261 sq mi)
 • Water23 km2 (9 sq mi)  3.29%
Area rank25th (1.07% of total area)
Population
 (2012 census)[2]
 • Total2,309,809
 • Rank1st (11.40% of total pop.)
 • Density3,304.4/km2 (8,558/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (Sri Lanka)
Post Codes
00000-10999
ISO 3166 codeLK-11
Vehicle registrationWP
Official LanguagesSinhala, Tamil
WebsiteColombo District Secretariat

Colombo District (Sinhala: කොළඹ දිස්ත්‍රික්කය; Tamil: கொழும்பு மாவட்டம் Koḻumpu Māvaṭṭam) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second-level administrative divisions of the country.

Geography

Colombo District is in the south west of Sri Lanka. It has an area of 699 square kilometres (270 sq mi).[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Area of Sri Lanka by province and district". Statistical Abstract 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. http://www.statistics.gov.lk/Abstract2011/CHAP1/AB1-1.pdf. 
  2. "A2 : Population by ethnic group according to districts, 2012". Census of Population & Housing, 2011. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. http://www.statistics.gov.lk/PopHouSat/CPH2011/index.php?fileName=pop42&gp=Activities&tpl=3. 

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