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  POPULATION DENSITY

The total area of the Jaffna peninsula is 1,129.9 sq km of which la goons cover 45.7 sq. km. its dominant geographical feature is a long stretch of water, forming an internal lagoon, which divides the area is flat and most into two The area is that and of low elevating except in northern central part of the western sector, where the elevation rises up to 10.5m above M.S.L. the soil pattern varies from reddish brown soil haste best potential for cultivation of upland crops and fruits, sand dunes are generally found in the north and the south. The low land soil is gray areas bordering the lagoons are covered with saline and alkaline soils.

Out of the total land area of 98,360 hectares 34.2 i.e 33,732 ha is agricultural land with crops like paddy, vegetables, fruit trees, coconut and Palmyra trees. Buildings and roads cover 21.3 of the land. The rest is of sandy scrub jungle and barren lands. Due to the unstable conditions over the last 15 years approximately 10.203 ha of agricultural land have been abandoned.

A distinctive feature of the peninsula is the underground formation of lime stone, in which groundwater is stored at depths of 06 to 14 meters. The water is extracted through about 110.000 open dug wells for domes tic and agricultural purposes surface water is acarce, although there are over 1000 ponds. In some areas water has been extracted excessively, resulting in increased salinity seasonally in others. Especially in areas close to the sea there intruding into the fresh water permanently.

The population in 1981 census was 830.655 and it had been estimated that the population for 1991 and 1995 would rise through natural increase, to 933,000 in 1995.But due to the continuous displacements since 1990,the present population is around 626,329, which is about one half of the projected population.

POPULATION OF JAFFNA DISTRICT AS AT 31.01.2010

SRL NO

DS DIVISION

TOTAL POPULATION IN THE JAFFNA DISTRICT
FAMILIES
MEMBERS
1
DELFT
1589
5059
2
VELANAI
5587
18886
3
KAYTS
4910
16161
4
KARAINAGAR
3529
10725
5
JAFFNA
16934
55544
6
NALLUAR
21908
66680
7
SANDILIPAI
16932
61985
8
CHANKANAI
15373
50817
9
UDUVIL
18198
53541
10
TELLIPALAI
8378
27161
11
KOPAY
23444
77638
12
CHAVAKACHCHERI
22100
74229
13
KARAVEDDY
15448
48264
14
POINT PEDRO
17446
53517
15
MARUTHANKERNY
1861
6122
TOTAL
193637
626329


ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT/ASSISTANCE GOVERNMENT
AGENTS DIVISIONS IN JAFFNA DISTRICT

SER NO

NAME OF DIVISIONL SECRETARIAT/AGAS OFFICE

TYPE OF DIVISION

TOTAL LAND AREAS(SQ.KM)

NO OF GN DIVISION

NO OF VILLAGES

1
DELFT A.G.AS OFFICE
45
06
25
2
ISLAND SOUTH (VELANAI) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
78
30
63
3
ISLAND NORTH (KAYTS) A.G.AS OFFICE
30
15
58
4
KARAINAGAR A.G.AS OFFICE
22
09
90
5
JAFFNA DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
17
28
45
6
NALLUR DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
38
40
54
7
VALIKAMAM SOUTH WEST (SANDILIPAY) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
45
28
71
8
VALIKAMAM WEST (CHANKANI) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
44
25
62
9
VALIKAMAM SOUTH (UDUVIL) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
30
30
125
10
VALIKAMAM  NORTH (TELLIPALLAI) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
57
45
167
11
VALIKAMAM EAST (KOPAY) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
102
31
85
12
THENMARADCHCHY (CHAVAKACHCHERI) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
221
60
131
13
VADAMARADCHCHI SOUTH WEST (KARAVEDDY) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
88
35
176
14
VADAMARADCHCHI NORTH (POINT PEDRO) DIVISIONAL SECRETARIAT
29
35
130
15
VADAMARADCHCHI EAST (MARUTHANKERNY) A.G.AS OFFICE
179
18
38
TOTAL
1,024
435
1,320


LAND USE OF JAFFNA DISTRICT

SER NO
LAND USE
HECTARES
1
PADDY LANDS
12,224
2
ARABLE CROPS
7,473
3
FRUIT CORPS
1,819
4
COCONUT
1,810
5
PALMYRAH
12,775
6
ECONOMIC TREES- TIMBER WOOD & FIRE WOOD
1,062
7
ROCKY LANDS
3,000
8
SANDY AND SYRUP JUNGLES
12,000
9
SALINE, ALKALINE AND BARREN LANDS
16,000
10
BULDING, ROADS AND OTHER HOMESTEAD LANDS
22,000
11
AREA UNDER INLAND  WATER
4,160
12
LAND WHICH CANNOT BE CULTIVATED DUE TO PRESENT SITUATION (HSZ INACCESSIBLE)
2,000
13
LAND NOT IN USE DUE TO THE EFFECT  OF CONFLICT
6,000
TOTAL AREAS IN HECTARERS
102,323

 


 

 

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