TotalLow-country SinhaleseKandyan SinhaleseTamilsMoorsBurghers and EurasiansMalaysEuropeansVeddahsOthers

Ceylon

3565954

1458320

872487

951740

228034

23482

11902

6300

3971

9718

Anuradhapura

79110

1955

60159

7397

8841

84

116

35

402

121

Anuradhapura Town36726535571912353637222-40
rural754381302596025485848821441340281

Badulla

186674

8903

114127

54742

6071

636

669

328

529

669

Badulla Local Board59241154256275087422026041162
rural12896269561106804906482327122865528505
estates5178879388549086374145181222-102

Batticaloa

145161

3627

3948

79857

54190

990

61

67

2345

76

Batticaloa Local Board996922636844535576946461036
rural1346303394390970971537751901514232240
estates562734416031-713-

Chilaw

74418

60744

1709

8554

2804

285

219

42

-

61

Chilaw Local Board41682435359094958217018-24
rural66851567451588597322811704519-30
estates33991564861672283345-7

Colombo

542577

428379

4386

49330

35313

13199

4638

2305

-

5027

Colombo Municipality15469167207138334640288981185144932039-4180
Moratuva Town2960028058337555408157-27-58
rural3499843315862615777559071145125207-624
estates83021528516360100462032-165

Galle

258116

237206

3651

4811

10480

1193

394

191

-

190

Galle Municipality371652666112498077331043350124-150
rural215850208797350460627021293344-35
estates5101174823322545211123-5

Hambantota

104870

100839

259

748

1970

195

739

15

-

105

Hambantota Town284311011671907725667-103
Tangalla Town2333182845333490231--
rural9969497910239624729331507-2

Jaffna

300851

192

34

296805

3078

476

60

110

-

96

Jaffna Town33879121183032127884354983-64
rural2660756916265605289311122-32
estates8972-879110-5--

Kalutara

229857

194818

1763

16593

15788

524

84

89

-

198

Kalutara Local Board11500873515746617872592416-56
Panadure Town3845352647146565014--6
rural19754718075213971178138761622032-130
estates1696518051621480369532641-6

Kandy

377591

26210

156868

161914

24979

2609

2099

1509

-

1403

Kandy Municipality26386764860924580452415951095400-452
Gampola Local Board379112774707709907914413-48
Navalapitiya Local Board345499914310189899311175-26
rural18851613584147418966616433430372172-441
Kadugannawa1066419212190112502245-16
Wattegama519218351597121111-3
estates155444270227451458802043412377849-436

Kegalla

188791

14635

124100

41407

7612

283

265

153

-

336

Kegalla Local Board23408151007228171681513-23
rural1449521259712190232006887891417-129
estates414991223119137979554126109133-184

Kurunegala

249429

26140

200680

10476

11028

373

481

62

53

136

Kurunegala Local Board648324491556108971327232036-48
rural2371012264519870751331027650138135386
estates58451046417425439512313-2

Mannar

24926

192

9

16848

7715

89

21

11

1

40

Mannar Town53321332543268062187-6
rural1959417961430550352734134

Matale

92203

5543

51653

28601

5464

317

328

162

2

133

Matale Local Board495114105931352120019013823144
rural61116368450716245540365710112154
estates26136449344247942287089127-35

Matara

203750

192617

605

3742

6247

428

52

43

-

16

Matara Local Board1184898492222313782944525-12
Weligama Town75836196164412942452-2
rural18091417621555950235567128-1
estates3405357829731939-8-1

Mullaittivu

15159

97

1031

12726

1069

90

12

2

124

8

Mullaittivu Town130814111419357-1-1
Vavuniya Town5663264525010121-3
rural132855110241113392623--1244

Negombo

148249

131150

1054

12359

3016

407

101

52

-

110

Negombo Local Board1981913710116423812713319222-39
rural1268901167038787423173360715-71
estates1540737606981216215--

Nuwara Eliya

153038

8057

37195

103108

2252

593

365

946

-

522

Nuwara Eliya Local Board50261393599217415719472361-76
rural444485040350102602132212610670-172
estates1035641624158698332773273187515-274

Puttalam

29779

4523

7158

7675

9906

110

268

8

1

130

Puttalam Local Board511568610812612719741643-100
rural241813660701861457185361015130
estates483177322692-3---

Ratnapura

132964

11961

101427

16978

1953

249

78

107

-

211

Ratnapura Local Board408412832015245347121199-45
rural112238100199899715851390494614-138
estates1664265941515148216791384-28

Trincomalee

28441

532

671

17069

8258

352

852

63

514

130

Trincomalee Local Board11295297179281109132714459-79
rural171172356547760716725708351451
estates29--28---1--

Military

3360

-

-

401

17

17

52

2340

-

533

Shipping

4105

235

3

1394

655

40

9

571

-

1198

Prisoners of War

4914

-

-

-

-

-

-

298

-

4914


Source: The Census of Ceylon 1901. Vol. II, by P.Arunachalam, M.A.Cantab. Colombo, 1902
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