North Western Province

 

North Western Province is a province of Sri Lanka. The districts of Kurunegala and Puttalam formulate North Western Province. Its capital is Kurunegala. The province is known mainly for its numerous coconut plantations. Other main towns in this province are Chilaw and Puttalam, which are both small fishing towns. The majority of the population of North Western Province is of Sinhalese ethnicity. There is also a substantial Sri Lankan Moor minority around Puttalam and Sri Lankan Tamils in Udappu and Munneswaram. Fishing, prawn farming and rubber tree plantations are other prominent industries of the region. The province has an area of 7,888 km².

 

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