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Official Name: Democratic Socialist Republic Of Sri Lanka
Government Type: Republic
Area: 65,525sqkm
Dimensions: 430km North tosouth, 225km East to West
Coast line: 1340km
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR)
Independence Date: 04 February 1948
Administrative Capital: Sri Jayawaranapura
Commercial Capital: Colombo
Population: 20 Million
Ethnic Groups: Sinhala - 74.0%,
Sri Lankan Tamil - 12.75%,
Indian Tamil - 5.5%, Moor - 7.0%, Other - 0.8%
Religion: Buddhism - 70.0%, Hinduism - 16.0%,
Christianity - 7.0%, Islam - 7.0%
Average Temperature: Colombo - 30.60c To 24.10c,
Kandy - 29.00c To 11.50 C ,
Nuwara Eliya - 16.20c To 08.40c
Highest Mountain: Pidurutalagala (2524m)
Highest waterfall: Bambarakanda (263m)
Time Zone: Sri Lanka Standard Time is
Five and Half Hours Ahead of GTM.
International Dialing: 0094