District of Galle , belongs to Southern Province and has a long historical records. Even the city of Galle was
marked in the "Ptolemy's" world map done on 125-150 AD.
Even though the city areas are urbanized with fast moving development in the country, if you visit the country side, still you can witness the typical Sri Lankan traditional villages neighborhood. Due the southern highway, the Galle is just one hour away from the Colombo.
Galle district extent over 1,652 sqkm of area and the population nearly 1.1 million. District of Galle Has 18 local authorities including one municipal council, 2 urban councils and 15 Pradeshiya Sabhas. The city of Galle is the main commercial hub in the district.
Galle offers many attraction for its visitors. The famous Galle Fort is the prominent site and rated as a UNESCO world heritage site. This district also located by the boundary of Singharaja forest reserve, which is another UNESCO heritage site. The city of Ambalangoda is famous for Sri Lankan Masks and Hikkaduwa beach is A world famous tourist destination.