Eastern Province

The Eastern Province 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.
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also known as Gokanna/Gokarna, is the administrative headquarters of the and major resort port city of Eastern Province, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a major city in the Eastern Province, Sri Lanka, and its former capital. Photo: AntanO, CC BY-SA 3.0.

in is renowned for its avifauna, particularly its large flocks of migratory waterfowl and wading birds. Photo: AntanO, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town of over 60,000 people in the Ampara District of the Eastern Province of . Photo: L Manju, CC BY-SA 4.0.


is a coastal resort town and suburb of the , located 16 km northwest of the city of . Photo: Anton 17, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, known locally as "Arugam Kudah", is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of 's southeast coast, and a historic settlement of the ancient Batticaloa Territory. Photo: Kondephy, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a gold sand coastal resort town of the , located in the suburb of Sambalativu, 6 km northwest of the city of . Photo: Honeplus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Eastern Province

Latitude of center
8.6061° or 8° 36' 22.1" north
Longitude of center
81.202° or 81° 12' 7.2" east
5 metres (16 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: المقاطعة الشرقية
  • Bengali: পূর্বাঞ্চল প্রদেশ
  • Bulgarian: Източна провинция
  • Cebuano: Eastern Province (lalawigan sa Sri Lanka)
  • Cebuano: Eastern Province
  • Chinese: 东方省
  • Chinese: 东部省
  • Chinese: 東部省
  • Dutch: Oostelijke Provincie
  • English: Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Esperanto: Orienta Provinco
  • Finnish: Sri Lankan itäinen provinssi
  • French: Province de l'Est
  • French: Province de l’Est
  • Georgian: აღმოსავლეთი პროვინცია
  • German: Ostprovinz
  • Greek: Ανατολική επαρχία
  • Hindi: पूर्वी प्रान्त
  • Indonesian: Provinsi Timur, Sri Lanka
  • Italian: provincia Orientale
  • Japanese: 東部州 (スリランカ)
  • Japanese: 東部州
  • Korean: 동부주
  • Marathi: पूर्व प्रांत, श्रीलंका
  • Marathi: पूर्व प्रांत
  • Marathi: पूर्वी प्रांत
  • Northern Frisian: Uast Prowins (Sri Lanka)
  • Northern Frisian: Uast Prowins
  • Persian: استان شرقی (سری‌لانکا)
  • Persian: استان شرقی
  • Polish: Prowincja Wschodnia
  • Portuguese: Este
  • Portuguese: Província Leste
  • Portuguese: Província Oriental
  • Russian: Восточная провинция
  • Sinhala: Næ̆gĕnahira
  • Sinhala: නැගෙනහිර
  • Sinhala: නැගෙනහිර පළාත, ශ් රී ලංකාව
  • Sinhala: නැගෙනහිර පළාත
  • Spanish: Provincia Oriental
  • Spanish: Provincia del Este
  • Swedish: Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Swedish: Östprovinsen, Sri Lanka
  • Swedish: Östprovinsen
  • Swedish: Östprovinsen i Sri Lanka
  • Tamil: Kiḻakku
  • Tamil: கிழக்கிலங்கை
  • Tamil: கிழக்கு
  • Tamil: கிழக்கு மாகாணம், இலங்கை
  • Tamil: கிழக்கு மாகாணம்
  • Tamil: கீழ் மாகாணம்
  • Ukrainian: Східна провінція
  • Urdu: مشرقی صوبہ، سری لنکا
  • Vietnamese: Tỉnh Phía Đông
  • Wu Chinese: 东部省 (斯里兰卡)
  • Provincia Orientale
  • Đông Bộ
  • पूर्वी प्रान्त, श्रीलंका
  • නැගෙනහිර පළාත, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව

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