Location within Sri Lanka
|Admitted||14 November 1987|
|• Governor||W. J. M. Lokubandara|
|• Chief Minister||Maheepala Herath|
|• Total||4,968 km2 (1,918 sq mi)|
|Area rank||8th (7.46% of total area)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Rank||5th (9.63% of total pop.)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Gross Regional Product (2010)|
|• Total||Rs 303 billion|
|• Rank||5th (6.3% of total)|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||LK-9|
|Official Languages||Sinhala, Tamil|
Sabaragamuwa, (Sinhala: සබරගමුව Sabaragamuwa, Tamil: சபரகமுவ Sabaragamuwa) is a province of Sri Lanka, and contains two districts: Ratnapura and Kegalle. Sabaragamuwa University is in Belihuloya. It is named after its former indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter gatherer tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka.
Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:
- Ratnapura (Municipal Council)
At an elevation of approximately 500 feet above sea level, Ratnapura is the provincial capital of Sabargamuwa. It is 60 miles (100 km) from the city of Colombo.
||Western Province||North Western Province||Central Province|
|Western Province||Central Province|
|Southern Province||Southern Province||Uva Province
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