Vision

Mission

 

Provincial council is the main administrative and control body of the North Central Province which is the largest province in the country covered 16% of total country's land area. It consists two districts called Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapure; Anuradhapure is the largest district in the country.

 

Demography

The dynamism of an area is dependent on people and their behavior. A preliminary understanding of the composition and diverse capabilities of the populations in an area should be the key to a successful urban study.

 

Gender wise population

Source - Department of Census and Statistics

The need for reliable, timely, and meaningful gender statistics has gained high priority as the focus on Women’s contribution in development activities has heightened globally and nationally with the recognition of Women’s productive role in society.

In order to meet the growing demand for gender-disaggregated statistics, the Department of Census and Statistics has been making a concerted effort to cater to the requirement of various data users by bringing together statistics and indicators to portray the situation of women relative to Men in major economic and social spheres.

This graph represents the gender distribution of North Central Province. 

For further details on the 2012 census click HERE.

To found the Estimated mid-year female population by province and district 2019  click HERE.

Economy

The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes the role of the urban economy in shaping the future of the country. In this respect, Vision 2025 and Public Investment Programme (PIP) 2017-2020 layout the urban policy priority actions: to promote the western region as an economic hub of the country, and to promote strategic city development of secondary urban spaces as provincial economic hubs.

Asweddumized Extent for Paddy

Source - Statistical Hand Book 2019 - Department of Census and Statistics

Paddy cultivation in the North Central Province is largely based on large scale irrigation systems. In addition, paddy cultivation is done on the basis of minor irrigation systems and using rain water.

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Province level GDP by Sector

Source - Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka, 2019 Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The GDP contribution by sector values shows where production takes place in an economy. The distribution gives the percentage contribution of agriculture, industry, and services to total GDP, and will total 100 percent of GDP if the data are complete. Agriculture includes farming, fishing, and forestry. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, energy production, and construction. Services cover government activities, communications, transportation, finance, and all other private economic activities that do not produce material goods. Northcentral province GDP increased 8.7% from Rs.776 billion to Rs.821 billion in 2018. the lowest contribution to the industrial sector (16.2%) is from the Northcentral province. 

To access the Central Bank Economic and Social Statistics 2020 Report click HERE.

Education

Education has always been a significant element in societal development. The development of education facilities contributes substantially to the development in an urban area. To improve education, keeping track of the facilities available in the various localities will eventually encourage more investment into areas that need development.

Streamwise Performance of All Candidates

Source - Examination Department Website

Streamwise Performance of All Candidates

 

 

 

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Environment

Managing the environment of our urban spaces to ensure that they are habitable, liveable, and safe requires that we keep track of data on the resources, and disaster hotspots, to ensure that planning and management are conducive with appropriate spaces for people who use the urban areas, while also being resilient in the face of increasing climate risk.

Tree cover loss

Source - https://www.globalforestwatch.org/

In 2010, Sri Lanka had 3.53Mha of natural forest, extending over 54% of its land area. In 2020, it lost 11.2kha of natural forest, equivalent to 2.89Mt of CO₂ of emissions. 

According to the Global Forest Watch tool, GLAD uses imagery from NASA’s Landsat satellites to automatically flag areas where the forest canopy has been disturbed.

The Global Forest Watch website recommended a >=30% canopy cover threshold as a default for all statistics. based on that assumption this Eastern Province area's tree cover loss was taken into account.

To visit the Global Forest Watch interactive site click HERE

Transport

The demand for transport which is derived from the demand for other goods and services plays a vital role in shaping the city and its economic developments. 

The availability of affordable, quality, and efficient transport systems promotes economic development in various ways, including increasing the investment trends where there are good transport systems which in return increase the quality of the lifestyle while increasing the revenue opportunities to wider proportions of the people.

 

Province level Accident statistics (Number of fatal casualties)

Source - Sri Lanka Police Department

Road traffic accidents are the second leading cause of death in Sri Lanka, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Rapid growth in vehicle ownership, diversity of motorized and non-motorized traffic of varying sizes and speeds without protection for the vulnerable have been identified as causal factors for recording the highest per capita road fatality rates in South Asia. National figures of road fatalities per 100,000 people were 17.4 in 2018 (WBG, 2020). With over half of the road fatalities identified as drivers and passengers of motorized two and three-wheeled vehicles and close to a third (29%) as pedestrians (WHO, 2018). The aim of monitoring road accidents is to aim for a downward trend in accidents over the years. Here are the details of the fatal road accidents that have taken place within the North Central Province within the last few years. It must be understood that the figures for urbanized areas will be higher than the rest of the district/province. The attached data file contains further details covering the entire country with an accident classification for various sub-sections.


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Thematic maps

 

North Central Province Boundary with Districts: North Central Province covers an area of 1067285 hectares. (Data Source _ Survey Department) Download Map here          Download Spatial Data Layer Here

 

Local Authority Boundaries in North Central Province: North Central Province included 26 local authorities. (Data Source _ Survey Department) Download Map here          Download Spatial Data Layer Here          Download more details (names and land extent) on LAs

 

Hospital Distribution in North Central Province: Names and related area information of hospitals fall under NC province in this layer. (Data Source _ Survey Department) Download Map here          Download Data Layer Here  

 

Paddy Distribution in North Central Province:  Related area information of Paddy fall under NC province is included in this layer. (Data Source _ Survey Department)      Download Map here          Download Data Layer Here  

 

Coconut Land Distribution in North Central Province:  Related area information of Coconut lands that fall under NC province is included in this layer. (Data Source _ Survey Department)    Download Map here          Download Data Layer Here  

 

Major Tanks in North Central Province: Related area information with the names of Major tanks that fall under NC province is included in this layer. (Data Source _ Survey Department) Download Map here          Download Data Layer Here  

 

Minor Tanks in North Central Province: Related area information with the names of Minor tanks that fall under NC province is included in this layer. (Data Source _ Survey Department) Download Map here            Download Data Layer Here

 

Helipads in North Central Province: It contains information about all the helipads belonging to North Central Province with name and their exact location is further indicated using latitude and longitude and can be obtained by downloading the spatial data available here. (Data Source_Riskinfo) Download Map here          Download Spatial Data Layer Here

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