Nuwara Eliya District

Nuwara Eliya is one of the most celebrated mountain cities in Sri Lanka known for its scenic green meadows, lush tea plantations, vallys and mountains. located at 1,868 m (6,128 ft) of altitude in the central province. Just 180 km away from Colombo and 2000m above sea level, the temperature in Nuwara Eliya range from 14C-21C (Jan- April) to 16C-18C (May-Aug) and 15C- 18C in Sept-Dec)

Sir Edward Barnes, The British governor in the 19th Century made his stay in Nuwara Eliya and was soon transformed the city to be an English village with the assiatnce from a pioneering Englishman, Sir Samuel Baker

Statistical Information

Area 699 Sq Km
No. of Divisional Secretariats 13
No. of Grama Niladhari Divisions 557
No. of Electoral Divisions 15
Mid Year Population 2008
Total 2488000
Male 1272486
Female 1215514
Household Size 4.4

Nuwara Eliya Electoral District

Nuwara Eliya electoral district is one of the 22 multi-member electoral districts of Sri Lanka created by the 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka. The district is conterminous with the administrative district of Nuwara Eliya in the Central province


  • Nuwara-Eliya – Maskeliya
  • Kotmale
  • Hanguranketha
  • Walapane