Mahaweli River

The Mahaweli River, is a 335 km long river, ranking as the longest river in . It has a drainage basin of 10,448 km of land irrigated. Production of hydroelectricity from six dams of the Mahaweli system supplies more than 40% of Sri Lanka's electricity needs.

Localities in the Area

or Mutur is a town in the of and it is located about 25 km south of , on the southern side of the . is situated 4 km east of Mahaweli River.

Mahaweli River

8.4586° or 8° 27' 31" north
81.2319° or 81° 13' 55" east
7 metres (23 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Catalan: Mahaweli Ganga
  • Cebuano: Mahaweli Ganga
  • Chinese: 馬哈威利河
  • Chuvash: Махавели-Ганга
  • Czech: Mahaveli
  • Dutch: Mahaweli River
  • French: Mahaweli
  • German: Mahaweli
  • German: Mahaweli Ganga
  • Irish: Abhainn Mahaweli
  • Italian: Mahaweli
  • Japanese: マハウェリ川
  • Lithuanian: Mahavelis
  • Malayalam: മഹാവെലി നദി
  • Marathi: महावेली गंगा
  • Marathi: महावेली नदी
  • Norwegian: Mahaweli Ganga
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Mahaweli
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Mahaweli Ganga
  • Polish: Mahaveli Ganga
  • Portuguese: Rio Mahaweli
  • Russian: Махавели-Ганга
  • Russian: Махавели
  • Sinhala: මහවැලි ගංගාව
  • Sinhala: මහවැලි ගග
  • Sinhala: මහවැලි ගඟ
  • South Azerbaijani: ماهاوالی چایی
  • Spanish: Mahaweli Ganga
  • Tamil: மகாவலி ஆறு
  • Tamil: மகாவலி கங்கை
  • Thai: แม่น้ำมหาเวลี
  • Ukrainian: Махавелі
  • Urdu: دریائے مہاویلی
  • Vietnamese: Sông Mahaweli
  • Welsh: Afon Mahaweli
  • Mahaveli River
  • Mahawela Ganga
  • Mahawell Ganga
  • Mahevilla Ganga
  • Makawelu

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