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Country Sri Lanka
Continent Asia
Location 7.87310 N, 80.77180 E
Map of Sri Lanka  Map of Sri Lanka
Flag  sri lanka flag
Area 65,610 km²
Coastline 833 miles
Neighboring Countries Maldives

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 Zone SLST (UTC +5:30)
Population 21.20 million (2016)
Symbol  sri lanka symbol
Independence Day February 4th, 1948
President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe
National Anthem ‘’’Sri Lanka Matha (Mother Sri Lanka)’’
National Bird Sri Lankan Junglefowl
National Drink Tē (tea)
National Tree Ceylon Ironwood
National Flower Blue Water Lily
National Butterfly Sri Lankan Birdwing
National Poet and Artist Ananda Samarakoon
National Gemstone Blue Sapphire
National Sport Volleyball
National Dance Polish Folk Dance
National Language Sinhalese

Tamil

Seasons in Sri Lanka First 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 Lanka Gallantry 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 Lanka Buddhism (74.9%)

Sri Lankan Tamils (11.2%)

Sri Lankan Moors (9.2%)

Indian Tamils (4.2%)

Other (0.5%)

Average Marriage age in Sri Lanka 29.1 years for men and 23.5 years for women
Capital Colombo (60 56’N 79052’E)
Number of Districts & Provinces 25 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 District Columbo
Smallest District Mullaitivu
Largest Province Western
Smallest Province Northern
Largest City Columbo
Smallest City Dambulla
Literacy rate 93.6% (males)

91.7% (females)

Type of Government Unitary State

Semi-Presidential System

Constitutional Republic

GDP PPP – $278.415 billion (2017)

Nominal – $84.023 billion (2017)

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

·  .ලංකා

·  .இலங்கை

ISO 3166 code LK
Festivals of Sri Lanka Duruthu 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 & Statues Gal 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 Lanka 501 Protected Areas

26 National Parks

Longest River Mahaweli River
Longest Bridge Kinniya Bridge
Longest Railway Tunnel Singimale Tunnel
Longest Town Kegalle
Longest Beach Koggala Beach
Largest Lake Parakrama Samudra
Largest Island Delft
Highest Mountain Pidurutalagala
Biggest Dam Victoria Dam
Biggest Waterfall Bambarakanda Falls
Tallest Building World Trade Center 1 (East Tower)

World Trade Center 2 (West Tower)

Richest person of Sri Lanka Dhammika Perera
Best places to visit in Sri Lanka Sigiriya

Galle

Kandy

Polonnaruwa

Mirissa

Yala National Park

Colombo

Anuradhapura

Nuwara Eliya

Bentota

Official Website https://www.gov.lk/
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