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Table 17A : Land Utilization within Agricultural Holdings by District
 Extent in Acres
District
Total Extent of Holdings
Asweddumized Paddy
Temporary Crops Other than Asweddumized Paddy
Permanent Crops
Forest Land
Land not Suitable for Cultivation
Land Under Roads and Buildings ect.
Land Not Classified Elsewhere
Colombo 41,512 9,944 1,782 21,921 1,447 568 2,903 2,947
Gampaha 143,495 26,075 2,856 97,841 2,727 2,124 10,019 1,852
Kalutara 141,805 34,850 3,669 81,230 8,562 2,053 8,087 3,353
Kandy 150,007 36,353 6,755 87,356 8,159 2,125 7,340 1,919
Matale 122,390 37,602 14,608 51,831 9,127 2,104 4,429 2,688
Nuwara Eliya 60,274 13,893 13,496 23,011 4,605 778 3,399 1,092
Galle 167,402 37,256 2,313 102,463 8,338 2,866 10,297 3,869
Matara 156,547 36,232 2,176 98,916 5,636 2,376 8,189 3,021
Hambantota 202,305 67,007 29,522 80,780 12,024 1,787 5,994 5,191
Jaffna 31,895 13,405 6,350 9,236 672 135 1,819 278
Mannar 20,967 14,387 1,559 3,306 505 76 400 735
Vavuniya 32,824 14,682 9,918 3,434 1,844 220 1,590 1,135
Mullaitivu 39,230 17,874 10,593 8,088 528 147 594 1,406
Kilinochchi 38,472 19,282 6,672 9,382 811 210 1,523 591
Batticaloa 74,335 59,215 7,103 5,449 491 139 1,175 762
Ampara 172,001 115,996 17,221 23,625 7,056 1,384 3,398 3,320
Trincomalee 50,797 33,863 3,925 7,801 2,151 237 1,655 1,166
Kurunegala 534,860 154,245 32,512 277,820 35,794 6,689 20,009 7,790
Puttalam 159,646 32,559 11,135 85,340 18,146 1,649 6,433 4,384
Anuradhapura 364,814 189,612 49,689 71,371 24,023 2,184 15,389 12,545
Polonnaruwa 163,800 112,618 5,286 24,676 8,155 2,115 6,250 4,700
Badulla 156,800 50,389 33,119 48,317 12,695 2,221 5,945 4,114
Moneragala 225,219 38,243 60,653 84,232 21,129 3,589 8,488 8,885
Ratnapura 243,002 33,673 15,303 151,910 22,274 3,718 10,436 5,689
Kegalle 149,476 18,779 4,652 106,531 6,775 2,046 6,818 3,876
Sri Lanka
3,643,875 1,218,034 352,869 1,565,866 223,674 43,540 152,581 87,311
 
Source: Census of Agriculture 2002, Department of Census and Statistics
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