The population in the Galle fort world Heritage City has declined during the past three years, the census shows the total population of 1,589 people in 2009 has reduce to 961 in 2011.

The reason behind the population down in Galle Fort due to land and property purchase by  foreigners within the pristine citadel during last three years.

The latest statistics shows

Islam Followers472Moors472
Hindus19Srilankan Tamil17
Roman Catholics15Indian Tamil7
Other faithsremain


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