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North Western Province is a province that consisting districts of Kurunegala and Puttalam formulate North Western or Wayamba. Its capital is Kurunegala, which has a population of 28,571. The province is known mainly for its numerous coconut plantations. Other main towns in this province are Chilaw (24,712) and Puttalam (45,661), which are both small fishing towns. The majority of the population of Wayamba province is of Sinhalese ethnicity. There is also a substantial Sri Lankan Moor minority around Puttalam and Sri Lankan Tamils in Udappu and Munneswaram. Fishing, prawn farming and rubber tree plantations are other prominent industries of the region. The province spreads across an area of 7,888 km2 and a population of 2,184,136 (2005 calculation).

Wayamba is the third largest paddy producing area in Sri Lanka. Wayamba has a highly developed agricultural economy, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables, flowering plants, spices, oil-seeds in addition to the traditional plantation crops such as Coconut, Rubber and Rice. Rich soils and varied climate give Wayamba a potential for growing virtually any crop in Sri Lanka.

Wayamba or North western province is home to ancient Buddhist rock temples & magnificent citadels of Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa and Kurunegala. Impressive remains of those citadels, palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries provide exciting sight seeing to the visitors.

If you are visiting of Province of Sri Lanka we recommend you to stay at , , Sri Lanka. You probably needs to Rent a Car in Sri Lanka to visit , .

 
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