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|
The Sabaragamuwa Province, (Sinhala: සබරගමුව පළාත Sabaragamuwa Palata, Tamil: சபரகமுவ மாகாணம் Sabaragamuwa Maakaanam) is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. The provinces have existed since the 19th century but did not have any legal status until 1987 when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka established provincial councils. The Sabaragamuwa Province contains two districts: Ratnapura and Kegalle. 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 University is in Belihuloya.
Sabaragamuwa is divided into 2 districts:
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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