North Central Province

උතුරු මැද පළාත

வட மத்திய மாகாணம்

Capital City: Anuradhapura

Land Area: 10,472 km2

Population: 1,259,567

North Central Province

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.