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CountrySri Lanka
ContinentAsia
Location7.87310 N, 80.77180 E
Map of Sri Lanka Map of Sri Lanka
Flag sri lanka flag
Area65,610 km²
Coastline833 miles
Neighboring CountriesMaldives

India

Bangladesh

Myanmar

Nepal

Thailand

Malaysia

Bhutan

Singapore

Laos

Cambodia

Pakistan

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Oman

Vietnam

Seychelles

Afghanistan

Tajikistan

Yemen

Kyrgyzstan

Brunei

Indonesia

Somalia

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Time ZoneSLST (UTC +5:30)
Population21.20 million (2016)
Symbol sri lanka symbol
Independence DayFebruary 4th, 1948
President of Sri LankaMaithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister of Sri LankaRanil Wickremesinghe
National Anthem‘’’Sri Lanka Matha (Mother Sri Lanka)’’
National BirdSri Lankan Junglefowl
National DrinkTē (tea)
National TreeCeylon Ironwood
National FlowerBlue Water Lily
National ButterflySri Lankan Birdwing
National Poet and ArtistAnanda Samarakoon
National GemstoneBlue Sapphire
National SportVolleyball
National DancePolish Folk Dance
National LanguageSinhalese

Tamil

Seasons in Sri LankaFirst Inter-Monsoon Season (March to April)

Southwest-Monsoon Season (May to September)

Second Inter-Monsoon Season (October to November

Northeast-Monsoon Season (December to February)

Prestigious Awards of Sri LankaGallantry Awards – Parama Weera Vibhushanaya, Weerodara Vibhushanaya, Weera Wickrama Vibhushanaya, Rana Wickrama Padakkama, Rana Sura Padakkama

Meritorious Awards – Uththama Pooja Pranama Padakkama, Desha Putra Sammanaya

Literature Award – Gratiaen Prize, State Literary Prize

Cinema Award – Sarasaviya Awards, Presidential Film Awards, Sarasaviya Best Film Award

Religion in Sri LankaBuddhism (74.9%)

Sri Lankan Tamils (11.2%)

Sri Lankan Moors (9.2%)

Indian Tamils (4.2%)

Other (0.5%)

Average Marriage age in Sri Lanka29.1 years for men and 23.5 years for women
CapitalColombo (60 56’N 79052’E)
Number of Districts & Provinces25 Districts

Colombo

Gampaha

Kurunegala

Kandy

Kalutara

Ratnapura

Galle

Anuradhapura

Kegalle

Badulla

Matara

Puttalam

Nuwara Eliya

Ampara

Hambantota

Jaffna

Batticaloa

Matale

Monaragala

Polonnaruwa

Trincomalee

Vavuniya

Kilinochchi

Mannar

Mullaitivu

9 Provinces

Western

Central

Southern

North Western

Sabaragamuwa

Eastern

North Central

Uva

Northern

Largest DistrictColumbo
Smallest DistrictMullaitivu
Largest ProvinceWestern
Smallest ProvinceNorthern
Largest CityColumbo
Smallest CityDambulla
Literacy rate93.6% (males)

91.7% (females)

Type of GovernmentUnitary State

Semi-Presidential System

Constitutional Republic

GDPPPP – $278.415 billion (2017)

Nominal – $84.023 billion (2017)

GDP per capita$13,012 (2017)
CurrencySri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Calling Code +94
Internet TLD.lk

·  .ලංකා

·  .இலங்கை

ISO 3166 codeLK
Festivals of Sri LankaDuruthu Poya

Thai Pongal

Maha Shivarathri

Medin Poya

Good Friday’

Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Bak Poya in Sri Lanka

Vesak Poya

Poson Poya Festival

Ramadan

Kataragama Festival

Vel

Deepavali

Id-ul-Fitr

Monuments & StatuesGal Vihara

Polonnaruwa Archaeological Ruins

Polonnaruwa Vatadage

Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue

Independence Memorial Hall

Buduruwagala

Abhayagiri Dagoba

Samadhi Statue

Statue of Parakramabahu I

Medirigiriya Vatadage

Avukana Buddha Statue

World’s Tallest Granite Samadhi Buddha Statue

Kushta Raja Gala

Maligawila Buddha Statue

Maruthanamadam Anjaneyar Temple

Velgam Vehera

Short Handed Statue

Dambegoda Bodhisattva Statue

Hatthikuchchi Viharaya

Protected Areas in Sri Lanka501 Protected Areas

26 National Parks

Longest RiverMahaweli River
Longest BridgeKinniya Bridge
Longest Railway TunnelSingimale Tunnel
Longest TownKegalle
Longest BeachKoggala Beach
Largest LakeParakrama Samudra
Largest IslandDelft
Highest MountainPidurutalagala
Biggest DamVictoria Dam
Biggest WaterfallBambarakanda Falls
Tallest BuildingWorld Trade Center 1 (East Tower)

World Trade Center 2 (West Tower)

Richest person of Sri LankaDhammika Perera
Best places to visit in Sri LankaSigiriya

Galle

Kandy

Polonnaruwa

Mirissa

Yala National Park

Colombo

Anuradhapura

Nuwara Eliya

Bentota

Official Websitehttps://www.gov.lk/
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