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About Sri Lanka

Location

Southern India, an Island in the Indian ocean

National Flag srilanka_flag
Coat of arms coat_of_arms_sri_lanka
National Anthem

Administrative Information

Govenment Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Capital (Commercial) Colombo
Capital (Legistative) Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
Administrative Divisions 8 Provinces (Central,North Central,North East,North Western,Sabaragamuwa,Southern,Uva,Western)
Independence 4th February 1948 (from United Kingdom)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

Geographical Information

Geographic coordinates 5° 55′N – 9° 55′ N and longitudes 79° 42′ and 81° 52′
Area 65,610 Sqkm (25,332 Sq miles)
Maritime 1340 k.m.
Highest Point Piduruthalagala (2524 m)
Land Use Arable land  – 13.86 %
Permanent crops – 15.7 %
Irrigated Land – 6510Sqkm
Climate Tropical monsoon
Northeast monsoon (December to March)
Southwest monsoon (June to October)

Population Information

Population(2005 Estimate) 20,743,000
Population Growth Rate 0.78%
Birth Rate 15.51 Births / 1000 Population
Infant Mortality Rate 13.97 deaths / 1000 Live births
Life expectancy at birth 76.4 female, 71.7 male (2001 est)
Ethnic mix 73.8 % Sinhalese
8.5 % Tamil
7.2 % Moors
10.5 % Other
Religions 69.1 % Buddhist
7.1 % Hindu
6.2 % Christian
7.6 % Muslim
10 % Other
Literacy rate 92.5%(2003 est)

Economic Information

Labor Force 8.08 million
Unemployment Rate 8.4 %
Electricity Production 7.308 billion kWh
Electricity Consumption 6.796 billion kWh

Transportation Information

Railways 1449 km
Highways 11650 km
Ports – Harbors Colombo, Galle, Jaffna, Trincomalee
International Airports 1 – Bandaranayake International airport

Other Information

Time Zone GMT/UTC +5.5
Daylight Saving Start/End Not in use
Currency Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Calling Code +94
Drives on the Left
Internet TLD .lk
Electricity 230-240V, 50 cycles

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