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Vavuniya District
வவுனியா மாவட்டம்
වවුනියා දිස්ත්‍රික්කය
Administrative District
Vavuniya
Location within Sri Lanka
Location within Sri Lanka
DS and GN Divisions of Vavuniya District, 2006
DS and GN Divisions of Vavuniya District, 2006
Country Sri Lanka
Province Northern
Area
 • Total 1,967 km2 (759 sq mi)
 • Land 1,861 km2 (719 sq mi)
 • Water 106 km2 (41 sq mi)  5.39%
Area rank 15th (3.00% of total area)
Population (2012 census)
 • Total 171,511
 • Rank 22nd (0.85% of total pop.)
 • Density 87.194/km2 (225.83/sq mi)
Time zone Sri Lanka (UTC+05:30)
Post Codes 43000-43999
Telephone Codes 024
ISO 3166 code LK-44
Vehicle registration NP
Official Languages Tamil, Sinhala

Vavuniya District (Tamil: வவுனியா மாவட்டம் Vavuṉiyā Māvaṭṭam; Sinhala: වවුනියා දිස්ත්‍රික්කය) is one of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Districts are the second-level administrative divisions of the country. The capital of the district is the city of Vavuniya.

Geography

Vavuniya District is in the north of Sri Lanka. It is part of the Northern Province. It has an area of 1,967 square kilometres (759 sq mi).

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