Northern Province

The Northern Province is one of the nine provinces of , 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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District, the northernmost region of the island of , is one of the oldest inhabited places in lower South Asia and populated mainly by Tamil speaking people. Photo: Gane Kumaraswamy, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the main town of , Northern Province, Sri Lanka. Photo: Arepticous, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the main town of , Northern Province of . Photo: Selvan Mugilan, CC BY 3.0.

Northern Province

Latitude of center
9.1667° or 9° 10' north
Longitude of center
80.4167° or 80° 25' east
63 metres (207 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: المقاطعة الشمالية
  • Bengali: উত্তরাঞ্চল প্রদেশ
  • Bulgarian: Северна провинция
  • Catalan: Província del Nord
  • Cebuano: Northern Province (lalawigan sa Sri Lanka)
  • Cebuano: Northern Province
  • Chinese: 北方省
  • Chinese: 北部省
  • Dutch: Noordelijke Provincie
  • English: Northern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Esperanto: Norda Provinco
  • Finnish: Sri Lankan pohjoinen provinssi
  • French: Province du Nord
  • Georgian: ჩრდილოეთი პროვინცია
  • German: Nordprovinz
  • Greek: Βόρεια επαρχία
  • Hebrew: מחוז הצפון
  • Hindi: उत्तरी प्रान्त, श्रीलंका
  • Hindi: उत्तरी प्रान्त
  • Indonesian: Provinsi Utara, Sri Lanka
  • Italian: Provincia Settentrionale
  • Italian: provincia Settentrionale
  • Japanese: 北部州 (スリランカ)
  • Japanese: 北部州
  • Korean: 북부 주
  • Korean: 북부주
  • Malayalam: വടക്കൻ പ്രവിശ്യ, ശ്രീലങ്ക
  • Malayalam: വടക്കൻ പ്രവിശ്യ
  • Marathi: उत्तर प्रांत, श्रीलंका
  • Marathi: उत्तर प्रांत
  • Northern Frisian: Nuurd Prowins
  • Persian: استان شمالی (سری‌لانکا)
  • Persian: استان شمالی
  • Polish: Prowincja Północna
  • Portuguese: Província Norte
  • Portuguese: Província do Norte
  • Russian: Северная провинция
  • Santali: ᱮᱛᱚᱢ ᱯᱨᱚᱫᱮᱥ, ᱥᱨᱤᱞᱚᱝᱠᱟ
  • Sinhala: Uturu
  • Sinhala: උතුරු
  • Sinhala: උතුරු පළාත
  • Sinhala: මධ්‍යම පළාත
  • Spanish: Provincia Norte
  • Swedish: Nordprovinsen, Sri Lanka
  • Swedish: Nordprovinsen
  • Tamil: Vaṭa
  • Tamil: மத்திய மாகாணம்
  • Tamil: வட
  • Tamil: வட மாகாணம், இலங்கை
  • Tamil: வட மாகாணம்
  • Ukrainian: Північна провінція
  • Urdu: شمالی صوبہ، سری لنکا
  • Vietnamese: Tỉnh Phía Bắc, Sri Lanka
  • Vietnamese: Tỉnh Phía Bắc
  • Wu Chinese: 北部省 (斯里兰卡)
  • Bắc Bộ
  • Northern
  • උතුරු පළාත, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව

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