Hambantota is a district and a major city located in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It's situated on the southeastern coast of the island nation and is known for its strategic location, rich cultural heritage, and natural beauty.

Historically, Hambantota has been an important port city, serving as a center for trade and commerce, particularly in ancient times. Today, it continues to play a significant role in Sri Lanka's economy, primarily due to the Hambantota Port, one of the largest ports in the country. The port serves as a key maritime hub, facilitating trade and shipping activities.

In addition to its maritime importance, Hambantota is also renowned for its natural attractions, including pristine beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and national parks. Yala National Park, one of the country's premier wildlife reserves, is located nearby, offering visitors the chance to observe diverse wildlife species such as leopards, elephants, and birds in their natural habitat.

Hambantota Beach

Hambantota Beach is a picturesque coastal area located in the southern part of Sri Lanka. It's situated in the district of Hambantota, which is known for its stunning beaches, rich biodiversity, and cultural heritage. Hambantota Beach offers golden sands, clear blue waters, and swaying palm trees, making it an ideal destination for relaxation and water activities.

Apart from its natural beauty, Hambantota Beach also serves as a hub for various water sports such as surfing, snorkeling, and diving. The warm tropical climate of the region makes it suitable for visitors throughout the year.

Nearby attractions to Hambantota Beach include the Yala National Park, which is renowned for its diverse wildlife including leopards, elephants, and various bird species. The Bundala National Park, famous for its bird sanctuary, is also within reach.

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About Hambantota District

Hambantota is a rural town in south eastern coastal area of Sri Lanka. It is also the capital of the Hambantota District in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. Approximately 240 kms from Colombo,Hambantota is in the midst of transformation into a strategic port and commercial centre, undergoing extensive infrastructure development. Flanked by sweeping sandy beaches,Hambantota is a convenient location from which to visit nearby sights.

The Bundala National Park lays 20 km east of Hambantota and the Weerawila Sanctuary a little further off. The Ruhuna National Park and theKataragama Temple are other attractions that can be accessed easily from this city.

About Southern Province

The Southern Province of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting of the districts of GalleMatara and Hambantota. Subsistence farming and fishing is the main source of income for the vast majority of the people of this region.

Important landmarks of the Southern Province include the wildlife sanctuaries of the Yala and Udawalawe National Parks, the holy city of Kataragama, and the ancient cities of Tissamaharama, Kirinda and Galle. (Although Galle is an ancient city, almost nothing survives from before the Portuguese invasion.) During the Portuguese period there were two famous Sinhalese poets called Andare who was from Dickwella and Gajaman Nona who was from Denipitiya in Matara District, composing poems on common man.

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