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Province de l'Ouest (Sri Lanka)

Province de l'Ouest
බස්නාහිර පළාත (si)
மேல் மாகாணம் (ta)
Province de l
Administration
Pays
Drapeau du Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Type Province
Capitale Colombo
Démographie
Population 5 361 200 hab. (2001)
Densité 1 445 hab./km2
Géographie
Superficie 3 709 km2

La province de l'Ouest (en singhalais : බස්නාහිර පළාත, Basnahira Palata ; en tamoul : மேல் மாகாணம், Mael Maakaanam) est l'une des provinces du Sri Lanka. Sa capitale est Colombo. Elle abrite aussi la capitale du pays, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte.

Districts

La province est constituée de trois districts :

Histoire

La province a été fondée en 1833[1], sous l'occupation britannique. Une partie de son territoire a été transféré en 1845 à la province du Nord-Ouest nouvellement créée[2], puis une autre à la nouvelle province de Sabaragamuwa en 1889[3].

Notes et références

  1. G. C. Mendis, Ceylon Under the British, Colombo, The Colombo Apothecaries Co., , 2nd (revised) éd., 39–40 p. (lire en ligne)
  2. G. C. Medis, Ceylon Under the British, Colombo, The Colombo Apothecaries Co., , 2nd (revised) éd. (lire en ligne), p. 51
  3. G. C. Medis, Ceylon Under the British, Colombo, The Colombo Apothecaries Co., , 2nd (revised) éd. (lire en ligne), p. 85
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