Southern Province

The Southern Province of 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.

Popular Destinations

is in the Southern Province of . 's old town with its fortifications have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Photo: Saqib, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a national park in Sri Lanka. Photo: A.Savin, FAL.

is the main town in , Southern Province, . Photo: Annelicious i, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a city in the Southern Province of . Photo: Hafiz Issadeen, CC BY 2.0.


is the most visited and second largest national park in . Photo: patio, CC BY 2.0.

is an internationally important wintering ground for migratory waterbirds in . Photo: A.Savin, FAL.

is a beach town on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, near . Photo: Astronomyinertia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a town on the south coast of , located in , Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Photo: Balou46, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a beach resort town in southern 5 km south of Galle. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a large town in , Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Photo: Krankman, CC BY 3.0.

is a small town on the south coast of , located in the of the Southern Province. Photo: Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a coastal town of 37,000 people in Southern Sri Lanka. Photo: Pufacz, Public domain.

is a small town in the Principality of Ruhuna, .

is a town in southeast . Photo: Krankman, CC BY 3.0.

is a coastal town, in south west .

Southern Province

Latitude of center
6.1667° or 6° 10' north
Longitude of center
80.75° or 80° 45' east
62 metres (203 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: المقاطعة الجنوبية
  • Bengali: দক্ষিণাঞ্চল প্রদেশ
  • Bulgarian: Южна провинция
  • Cebuano: Southern Province
  • Chinese: 南方省
  • Chinese: 南部省
  • Dutch: Zuidelijke Provincie
  • English: Southern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Esperanto: Suda Provinco
  • Finnish: Sri Lankan eteläinen provinssi
  • French: Province du Sud
  • Georgian: სამხრეთი პროვინცია
  • German: Südprovinz
  • Greek: Νότια επαρχία
  • Hindi: दक्षिणी प्रान्त
  • Indonesian: Provinsi Selatan, Sri Lanka
  • Italian: provincia Meridionale
  • Japanese: 南部州 (スリランカ)
  • Japanese: 南部州
  • Korean: 남부주
  • Malayalam: തെക്കൻ പ്രവിശ്യ, ശ്രീലങ്ക
  • Malayalam: തെക്കൻ പ്രവിശ്യ
  • Marathi: दक्षिण प्रांत, श्रीलंका
  • Marathi: दक्षिण प्रांत
  • Marathi: दक्षिणी प्रांत
  • Northern Frisian: Süüd Prowins (Sri Lanka)
  • Northern Frisian: Süüd Prowins
  • Persian: استان جنوبی (سری‌لانکا)
  • Persian: استان جنوبی
  • Polish: Prowincja Południowa
  • Portuguese: Província Sul
  • Portuguese: Província do Sul
  • Portuguese: Província do Sul (Sri Lanka)
  • Portuguese: Sul (Sri Lanka)
  • Portuguese: Sul (sri lanka)
  • Russian: Южная провинция
  • Sinhalese: Dakuṇu
  • Sinhalese: දකුණු
  • Sinhalese: දකුණු පළාත
  • Spanish: Provincia Sur
  • Swedish: Sydprovinsen, Sri Lanka
  • Swedish: Sydprovinsen
  • Swedish: Sydprovinsen i Sri Lanka
  • Tamil: Teṉ
  • Tamil: தென்
  • Tamil: தென் மாகாணம், இலங்கை
  • Tamil: தென் மாகாணம்
  • Tamil: தென்மாகாணம்
  • Tamil: தெற்கு மாகாணம்
  • Ukrainian: Південна провінція
  • Urdu: جنوبی صوبہ، سری لنکا
  • Provincia Meridionale
  • Southern
  • दक्षिणी प्रान्त, श्रीलंका
  • දකුණු පළාත, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව

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