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Homagama is a town in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka, about 24 kilometres south-east of Colombo. The Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha consists of the Homagama divisional secretariat and 10 GN division of Padukka DS division. The total Land area is about is 137 square kilometres of 90 GN division.

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Proper management of land, a scarce resource, can bring about many benefits. This is of great importance especially in urban areas.

 

It is timely to figure out how land is allocated and being used for what purpose in our cities today. In order to create well planned cities with a futuristic vision, having a better understanding of current land use is imperative.

 

Land use maps are categorized into 36 sub-categories under two types – built-up and non built-up. The extent of land in each of these sub categories are indicated below.

 

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Built-Up
Total
Built-Up
30 (ha)
  • Low Rise
    • 1
  • Retail
    • 1
    Office
    • 1
    Mixed Retail-Residential
    • 1
    Banks
    • 1
  • Education
    • University 1
    • Other higher edu. 1
    • School 1
    Health
    • Hospital 1
    • Dispensary 1
    Government
    • 1
  • Factory
    • 1
    Landfill
    • 1
  • Bus Terminus
    • 1
    Rail Terminus
    • 1
    Port
    • 1
    Airport
    • 1
    Parking
    • 1
    Roads
    • 1
    Rail Road
    • 1
  • Park/Square
    • 1
    Playground
    • 1
    Cemetery
    • 1
  • Religious
    • Temple/Shrine 1
    • Church 1
    • Mosque 1
    Archeologic
    • 1
    • 1
Non-Built-Up
Total
Non-Built-Up
8 (ha)
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1
    • 1

 

Proper management of land, a scarce resource, can bring about many benefits. This is of great importance especially in urban areas.

 

It is timely to figure out how land is allocated and being used for what purpose in our cities today. In order to create well planned cities with a futuristic vision, having a better understanding of current land use is imperative.

 

Land use maps are categorized into 36 sub-categories under two types – built-up and non built-up. The extent of land in each of these sub categories are indicated below.

 

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Homagama Pradeshiya Sabha ( km 2 )
Overall Growth rate 1995 - 2017 %
Urban change 1995 - 2017
TOTAL AOI 0