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CARITAS RATNAPURA SETHMINI
Diocese of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.
(Affiliated to National Secretariat for Justice, Peace & Human Development Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ conference in Sri Lanka incorporated by Act of Parliament No 17 of 1983)
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 Basic Information of Sabaragamuwa Province
 
Population - 2012
Province / District Total population
Number Percentage
Sri Lanka 20,263,723 100%
Sabaragamuwa Province 1,919,478 9.5%
Ratnapura District 1,082,299 5.3%
Kegalle District 837,179 4.1%
 
Divisional Secretarial Divisions - 2012
District Divisional Secretary’s Division
Ratnapura 01. Eheliyagoda
02. Kuruvita
03. Kirialla
04. Ratnapura
05. Ibulpe
06. Balangoda
07. Opernayaka
08. Palmadulla
09. Alapatha
10. Ayagama
11. Kalawana
12. Nivithigala
13. Kahawatta
14. Godakawela
15. Waligepola
16. Embilipitiya
17. Kolonna
Kegalla 01. Rambukkana
02. Mawanella
03. Aranayaka
04. Kegalle
05. Galigamuwa
06. Warakapola
07. Ruwanwalla
08. Bulathkohupitiya
09. Yatiyanthota
10. Dehiovita
11. Daraniyagala
 
Population by sex and age - 2012
Province / District Total Number of persons Sex Age
Male Female Less than 15 years 15 – 59 years 60 years and over
Ratnapura
%
1,082,277
100%
535,020
49.4%
547,257
50.6%
268,379
24.8%
675,910
62.5%
137,988
12.7%
Kegalle
%
836,603
100%
400,083
47.8%
436,520
52.2%
204,261
24.4%
510,595
61.0%
121,747
14.6%
Sabaragamuwa Province 1,918,880 935,103 983,777 472,640 1,186,505 259,735
 
Population by ethnicity - 2012
Province / District Total Number of persons Ethnic Group
Sinhalese Sri Lanka Tamil Indian Tamil Sri Lanka Moor Burger Malay Sri Lanka Chetty Bharatha Other
Ratnapura 1,082,277 942,244 54,658 62,595 21,550 325 270 28 22 585
Kegalle 836,603 715,723 20,250 41,468 57,952 577 168 37 4 424
Sabaragamuwa Province 1,918,880 1,657,967 74,908 104,063 79,502 902 438 65 26 1,009
 
Population by religion - 2012
Province / District Total Number of persons Ethnic Group
Buddhist Hindu Islam Roman Catholic Other Christian Other
Ratnapura 1,082,277 939,632 101,020 24,531 10,355 6,483 256
Kegalle 836,603 707,830 53,997 60,575 8,221 5,865 115
Sabaragamuwa Province 1,918,880 1,647,462 155,017 85,106 18,576 12,348 371
 
Land Area (Sq. Kms)
External (Sq. Kms) Sabaragamuwa Province Ratnapura District Kegalla District
Low Land 4,921 3,236 1,685
Inland water bodies 47 39 8
Forest Area  765 648 117
Percentage against  total land 7.6 5.0 2.6
Population Density - 2010 394 347 485
Population Density - 2011 399 352 488
Total area of Land 4,968 3,275 1,693
 
Administrative Information - 2011
Category Sabaragamuwa Province Ratnapura District Kegalla District
Divisional Secretary’s Divisions 28 17 11
Grama Niladari Divisions 1,148 575 573
Villages  3,618 1,941 1,677
Municipal Councils 1 1  
Urban Councils 3 2 1
Pradeshuya Sabha 25 14 11
Electoral Area 17 8 9
 
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