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Province in Sri Lanka

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
1981-03-17
Population
Census
2001-07-17
Population
Census
2012-03-20
Population
Estimate
2018-07-01
Central (Madhyama)Province2,009,2482,423,9662,571,5572,750,000
KandyDistrict1,048,3171,279,0281,375,3821,468,000
MataleDistrict357,354441,328484,531519,000
Nuwara EliyaDistrict603,577703,610711,644763,000
Sri LankaRepublic14,846,75018,797,25720,359,43921,670,000

Source: Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka (web).

Explanation: All 2018 estimates are provisional.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2018)
Males1,315,000
Females1,435,000
Urbanization (C 2012)
Rural1,815,310
Urban270,971
Estate485,276
Age Groups (C 2012)
0-14 years677,997
15-64 years1,685,688
65+ years207,872
Age Distribution (C 2012)
0-9 years461,950
10-19 years416,981
20-29 years363,849
30-39 years364,761
40-49 years335,904
50-59 years298,986
60-69 years206,027
70-79 years90,625
80+ years32,474
Ethnic Group (C 2012)
Sinhalese1,696,846
Tamil612,038
Sri Lankan Moor254,008
Other ethnic group8,665
Religion (C 2012)
Buddhist1,672,625
Hindu540,339
Muslim263,874
Christian94,402
Other religion317
Place of Birth (C 2012)
in the same district2,209,615
elsewhere361,942