Where is Sri Lanka?

Located in Southern Asia, Sri Lanka is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Sri Lanka is an Asian country covering 65,610.00 km2 of which 1.49% is water and 64,630.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 75th smallest country in the world and slightly larger than West Virginia. Its geographic coordinates are 7 00 N, 81 00 E and Colombo is the capital city.

The name Sri Lanka means "resplendent island" in Sanskrit.

Its ISO code is LK.

Geography

Sri Lanka has a mean elevation of 228 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Indian Ocean. Its highest elevation is Pidurutalagala which is 2,524m above tall.

It has a hot and dry climate with rainy seasons from April to November, depending on the region. Its terrain is mostly low, with flat to rolling plains and mountains in the south-central interior.

Population

Sri Lanka has a population of 21,203,000 making it the 58th largest in the world. The majority of the population is concentrated in the southwest, as well as along the eastern coast.

Sinhala and Tamil are both widely spoken languages. The majority ethnic group is Sinhalese, followed by Sri Lankan Tamil and Sri Lankan Moors. The majority of the population practices Buddhism, with a strong Hindu minority.

The dialing code for the country is 94.

Government

Sri Lanka is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1948. Its constitution was last ratified in 1978.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Sri Lanka's GDP is $237,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 61st largest economy and its citizens the 130th richest in the world. The currency of Sri Lanka is the Rupee (LKR).

Its major export partners are the United States, the United Kingdom, and India. Its main exports are textiles and apparel, tea and spices, and rubber manufactures. Its major import partners are India, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates. Its major imports include petroleum, textiles, machinery, and building materials.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017