උතුරු මැද පළාත
வட மத்திய மாகாணம்
Capital City: Anuradhapura
Land Area: 10,472 km2 (4,043 Sq Mi)
The cultural triangle, Kandy, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura, encapsulating one of the world's most extraordinary collections of Buddhist architecture housing two of Sri Lanka's most ancient kingdoms. Two thousand five hundred years of history, packed with several important archaeological sites, temple ruins, palaces and the Bodhi Tree Temple in Anuradhapura, the King Parakramabahu I Statue in Polonnaruwa. And an abundance of wildlife and dense vegetation that nurture elephants at the Minneriya National Park, in their natural habitat make this province a must-visit.