The total population of Kandy district is 1,279,028 (2001 census) with the estimated population for 2009 being 1,373,262. The highest population is reported from Kandy four gravest & Gangawata Korale divisional secretary’s division and it is 160,630. The population of Ududumbara divisional secretary’s division is 22,831 and is the division with the lowest population. The urban sector of Kandy district comprises of Kandy Municipal Council, Kadugannawa Urban Council, Gampola Urban Council, Nawalapitiya Urban Council and Wattegama Urban Council. Kandy Muncipal Council spreads over 3 divisional secretary’s divisionsl; namely Kandy Four Gravets & Gangawata Korale, Pathadumbara and Harispattuwa. The population of urban areas is 155,987 and it is 12.2 percent of the total population.
Kandy district has a land area of 1,917 square kilometers (sq.km). It has a population density of 667 persons per sq.km(2001). The value was 554 persons per sq.km according to the census 1981. The population density of the urban area is 4,083 persons per sq.km.