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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 7.50 GMT

Enumeration of Vital Events in North conducted


According to the Enumeration of Vital Events - 2011 the total population of the Northern Province is 997,754.

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) conducted the Enumeration of Vital Events (EVE)-2011 during the months of June/ July 2011.

Main objective of the EVE- 2011 is to provide the government with important information concerning the population and vital events in the Northern Province which were not recorded since 1981 due to acts of terrorism prevalent in the province for 3 decades. The EVE 2011 covered the entire Northern Province.

According to the EVE-2011 56.9 percent, or the highest percentage of the total Northern Province population lives in the Jaffna district and only 6.7 percent, or the least percentage lives in the Mullaitivu district.

All ethnic groups live in the five districts with Sri Lankan Tamil being the majority.

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