|Coordinates: 6°56′51″N 79°52′29″E / 6.94750°N 79.87472°ECoordinates: 6°56′51″N 79°52′29″E / 6.94750°N 79.87472°E|
|Time zone||Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)|
During the Portuguese administration in Sri Lanka, the area was named Grande Passo. The name was anglicised during the British administration to become Grandpass. It was also known as Groote Pas, Pas Nacollegam and Pas van Goensdorp to the Dutch people.