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Nikaweratiya, Kurunegala

Nikaweratiya is a town located in the Kurunegala District of Sri Lanka's North Western Province. It covers an area of approximately 115 sq km and has a population of around 48,770 residents. The town is renowned for its rich agricultural heritage, supported by numerous lakes and canals that irrigate the fertile land. This region's agricultural productivity has historically been a significant contributor to the local economy. The town's strategic location and agricultural focus make it a vital part of the region's economy and culture.
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City Insights

tick iconLocated in the North Western Province, the town benefits from fertile agricultural land supported by an extensive irrigation network of lakes and canals.
tick iconWell-connected by road, with regular bus services linking it to major cities and the nearest train station in Kurunegala providing rail connectivity.
tick iconThe town is rich in cultural heritage with numerous Buddhist temples that serve as cultural hubs for the community. Traditional festivals and religious ceremonies are integral to the local culture.
tick iconThe community in Nikaweratiya is tightly-knit with strong social ties, centred around agricultural activities and local temples which play a vital role in the social fabric.
tick iconThe economy is predominantly driven by agriculture, with crops like paddy being staples.
tick iconNikaweratiya holds historical significance with ancient temples like Budhumuththawa Raja Maha Vihara and Halambagala Raja Maha Viharaya, reflecting its historical and religious importance​.

Known Landmarks

  • Nikaweratiya Clock tower

  • Nikaweratiya Base hospital

  • Nikaweratiya Sathi pola

  • Jayadina stores Nikaweratiya

  • Buddhima fashion Nikaweratiya

Connectivity

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Bus Routes

649Nikaweratiya - Kurunegala
218-5Kurunegala - Mahiyanganaya
533Kurunegala - Warakapola
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Nearest Train Stations

0kmKurunegala Railway Station
3.2kmMuttettugala Railway Station
8.2kmPothuhera Train Station
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New Developments

tick iconNew housing projects like 'Rock City' and 'Imperial' catering to various income groups.
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What’s great here?

tick iconWell-connected via major bus routes and railway lines, making travel to cities like Colombo and Kandy convenient.
tick iconThe development of the Central Expressway enhances connectivity, reducing travel time and fostering economic growth​.
tick iconThe city offers convenient access to a comprehensive range of amenities including shopping centres, hospitals, educational institutions, and recreational facilities.
tick iconOngoing real estate projects like 'Rock City' and 'Imperial' are introducing modern housing and commercial spaces, providing affordable and accessible living options.
tick iconRural areas in Kurunegala have a strong sense of community, contributing to a safer and more welcoming environment​
tick iconUrban developments include considerations for safety and security, with well-planned residential areas and public spaces​.
tick iconBoasts picturesque landscapes with hills, lakes, and forests, offering a serene and attractive environment for residents.
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What needs attention?

tick iconIncreasing urbanisation has led to traffic bottlenecks, especially during peak hours, impacting daily commutes.
tick iconDespite extensive bus routes, there is a significant shortage of buses after 8 pm, affecting late-night travel options​.
tick iconWhile urban areas are developing rapidly, there's a need for more balanced commercial growth across the city to avoid overcrowding in certain zones.
tick iconHigh population density in urban centres can lead to overcrowding, putting a strain on resources and potentially increasing petty crimes.
tick iconDeforestation and urban sprawl pose significant challenges to the district’s natural ecosystems, requiring effective management and conservation efforts​.

Neighbourhood Rating

3.8

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