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Table 17A : Land Utilization within Agricultural Holdings by District
 Extent in Hectares
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 16,815 4,024 721 8,871 585 230 1,175 1,193
Gampaha 58,125 10,552 1,156 39,596 1,104 860 4,055 750
Kalutara 57,440 14,104 1,485 32,873 3,465 831 3,273 1,357
Kandy 60,762 14,712 2,734 35,353 3,302 860 2,970 777
Matale 49,575 15,217 5,912 20,976 3,694 852 1,793 1,088
Nuwara Eliya 24,415 5,622 5,462 9,313 1,863 315 1,376 442
Galle 67,808 15,077 936 41,466 3,374 1,160 4,167 1,566
Matara 63,411 14,663 881 40,031 2,281 962 3,314 1,223
Hambantota 81,946 27,117 11,947 32,691 4,866 723 2,426 2,101
Jaffna 12,919 5,425 2,570 3,738 272 54 736 113
Mannar 8,493 5,822 631 1,338 204 31 162 298
Vavuniya 13,296 5,942 4,014 1,390 746 89 644 459
Mullaitivu 15,891 7,234 4,287 3,273 214 60 240 569
Kilinochchi 15,583 7,803 2,700 3,797 328 85 617 239
Batticaloa 30,110 23,964 2,875 2,205 199 56 476 308
Ampara 69,671 46,943 6,969 9,561 2,856 560 1,375 1,344
Trincomalee 20,576 13,704 1,588 3,157 871 96 670 472
Kurunegala 216,652 62,422 13,157 112,432 14,486 2,707 8,098 3,153
Puttalam 64,667 13,176 4,506 34,537 7,344 668 2,603 1,774
Anuradhapura 147,773 76,735 20,109 28,884 9,722 884 6,228 5,077
Polonnaruwa 66,349 45,576 2,139 9,986 3,300 856 2,529 1,902
Badulla 63,514 20,392 13,403 19,553 5,138 899 2,406 1,665
Moneragala 91,228 15,477 24,546 34,088 8,551 1,452 3,435 3,596
Ratnapura 98,431 13,627 6,193 61,477 9,014 1,504 4,223 2,302
Kegalle 60,547 7,600 1,883 43,112 2,742 828 2,759 1,569
Sri Lanka
1,475,997 492,932 142,804 633,697 90,520 17,620 61,749 35,334
 
Source: Census of Agriculture 2002, Department of Census and Statistics
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