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|Nuwara Eliya District
Map of Sri Lanka with Nuwara Eliya District highlighted
|Largest Town||Nuwara Eliya|
|• District Secretary||D. P. G. kumarasiri|
|• Total||1,741 km2 (672 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,706 km2 (659 sq mi)|
|• Water||35 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||LK-23|
The population according to 2001 census is 703,610 of which 50.61% Tamils of Indian origin, 40.2% are Sinhalese, 6.5% native Sri Lankan Tamils and 2.4% Sri Lankan Moors. In terms of religion,51.0% of the population are Hindu, 39.7.0 % Buddhists, 5% Roman Catholics, 2.7% Muslims and 1.5% belong to non-catholic Christian denominations.
Nuwara Eliya district is located in the hill country of Central Province. The terrain is generally mountainous, with deep valleys.
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