Western Province

The Western 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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is the largest city and commercial capital of , and still perceived by many as the capital though the suburb of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is now the official capital. Photo: dronepicr, CC BY 2.0.

is a city in with around 100,000 inhabitants in the city proper, and 2 million in the metropolitan area. Photo: Hkn89, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a quiet town in the western coastal area of , with a tourist strip to the north on Jetwing Beach. Photo: Adam Jones, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is an urban city in , Western Province, . Photo: Pradeep Malli, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is in Western Province . The area is well known for producing mangosteens, a fruit introduced from Malaysia in the 19th century. Photo: Travel Kalutara, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Beruwala is a town in , Western Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

is a town in the Western Province of .

Western Province

Latitude of center
6.8333° or 6° 50' north
Longitude of center
80.0833° or 80° 5' east
17 metres (56 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: المقاطعة الغربية
  • Armenian: Արևմտյան նահանգ
  • Belarusian: Заходняя правінцыя
  • Bengali: পশ্চিম প্রদেশ, শ্রীলঙ্কা
  • Bengali: পশ্চিমাঞ্চল প্রদেশ
  • Bulgarian: Западна провинция
  • Cebuano: Western Province
  • Chinese: 西部省
  • Dutch: Westelijke Provincie
  • English: Western Province, Sri Lanka
  • Esperanto: Okcidenta Provinco
  • Finnish: Sri Lankan läntinen provinssi
  • French: Province de l'Ouest
  • Georgian: დასავლეთი პროვინცია
  • German: Westprovinz
  • Greek: Δυτική επαρχία
  • Hindi: पश्चिमी प्रान्त
  • Indonesian: Provinsi Barat, Sri Lanka
  • Italian: provincia Occidentale
  • Japanese: 西部州 (スリランカ)
  • Japanese: 西部州
  • Korean: 서부주
  • Marathi: पश्चिम प्रांत, श्रीलंका
  • Marathi: पश्चिम प्रांत
  • Marathi: पश्चिमी प्रांत
  • Northern Frisian: Waast Prowins (Sri Lanka)
  • Northern Frisian: Waast Prowins
  • Persian: استان غربی، سری‌لانکا
  • Polish: Prowincja Zachodnia
  • Portuguese: Província Ocidental
  • Portuguese: Província Oeste
  • Russian: Западная провинция
  • Sinhala: Basnāhira
  • Sinhala: බස්නාහිර
  • Sinhala: බස්නාහිර පළාත, ශ් රී ලංකාව
  • Sinhala: බස්නාහිර පළාත
  • Spanish: Provincia Occidental
  • Spanish: Provincia Oeste
  • Swedish: Västprovinsen, Sri Lanka
  • Swedish: Västprovinsen
  • Swedish: Western province
  • Tamil: Mel
  • Tamil: மேற்கு மாகாணம்
  • Tamil: மேல்
  • Tamil: மேல்மாகாணசபை
  • Tamil: மேல் மாகாணம், இலங்கை
  • Tamil: மேல் மாகாணம்
  • Turkish: Batı Eyaleti
  • Ukrainian: Західна провінція
  • Urdu: مغربی صوبہ، سری لنکا
  • Welsh: Talaith y Gorllewin
  • Wu Chinese: 西部省 (斯里兰卡)
  • Provincia Occidentale
  • Western
  • पश्चिमी प्रान्त, श्रीलंका
  • බස්නාහිර පළාත, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව

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