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Sri Lanka Travel Guide


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Quick Facts
Capital Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, but Colombo is the commercial capital
Government Republic
Currency Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Area total: 65,610 km2
water: 870 km2
land: 64,740 km2
Population 20,064,776 (July 2006 est.)
Language Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (official and national language) 18%, other 8%
note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population
Religion Buddhist 70%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8% (1999)
Electricity 230V/50Hz (British BS 1363 type plug is most common with fewer (older) installations of BS 546, the circular plug used in India, being present).
Calling Code +94
Internet TLD .lk
Time Zone UTC+5:30

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is in Southern Asia. It is an island country in the Indian Ocean, south of India.


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