Located in the continent of Asia, Sri Lanka covers 64,630 square kilometers of land and 980 square kilometers of water, making it the 123rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 65,610 square kilometers.
Sri Lanka became an independent state in 1948, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Sri Lanka is 21,481,334 (2012) and the nation has a density of 332 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR). As well, the people of Sri Lanka are refered to as Sri Lankan.
The dialing code for the country is 94 and the top level internet domain for Sri Lankan sites is .lk.
Sri Lanka does not share land borders with any countries.
To learn more, visit our detailed Sri Lanka section.
|Density||332.4 / km2 ( 860.8 / mi2 )|
|Languages||Sinhala, Tamil, English|
|Currency||Sri Lanka Rupee|
|GDP||74,941,183,242 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||3,489 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||64,630 km2 (24,954 mi2)|
|Water Area||980 km2 (378 mi2)|
What is the capital of Sri Lanka?
Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka. It has a population of 648,034, and is located on a latitue of 6.93 and longitude of 79.85.
Colombo is also the political center of Sri Lanka, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Colombo, the Capital Of Sri Lanka
|Elevation||9 meters over sea level|
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|#7||Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte||115,826|
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