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Economy

The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes the role of urban economy in shaping the future of the country. In this respect, Vision 2025 and Public Investment Programme (PIP) 2017-2020 lays out the urban policy priority actions: to promote western region as economic hub of the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, and to promote strategic city development to secondary urban spaces as provincial economic hubs.

Province level GDP by Sector

Source - Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka, 2019 Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The GDP contribution by sector values shows where production takes place in an economy. The distribution gives the percentage contribution of agriculture, industry, and services to total GDP, and will total 100 percent of GDP if the data are complete. Agriculture includes farming, fishing, and forestry. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, energy production, and construction. Services cover government activities, communications, transportation, finance, and all other private economic activities that do not produce material goods. North Central province is the Third largest contributes to national GDP according to statistics department of central bank.

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Urban expansion statistics
North Western Province ( km 2 )
Overall Growth rate 1995 - 2017 %
Urban change 1995 - 2017
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