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Physical Map of Sri Lanka showing state boundaries, relief, major rivers, highest point, important cities, national parks, and more.
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Sri Lanka's Quick Facts

Land Area 64,630 km2
Water Area 980 km2
Total Area 65,610 km2
Population 21,203,000
Population Density 323.17 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $237.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,200
Currency Rupee (LKR)
Largest Cities
  • Colombo (612,535)

Sri Lanka Flag:

Flag of Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka flag was officially adopted on December 17, 1978.

Prior to 1815, the gold lion was originally the national flag of Ceylon; the four pipul leaves are Buddhist symbols and the sword represents authority.

On this modern version, the green represents Muslims, and the orange represents Hindus.

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Sri Lanka Coat of Arms:
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The national emblem of Sri Lanka was adopted in 1972. It features a golden lion in the center, surrounded by petals of gold representing the Blue Lotus flower.

The base of the emblem is a traditional grain vase sprouting sheaves of rice. Sinhalese heraldic symbols of the sun and moon flank either side of the vase, and the crest of the Dharmacakra at the top represents Buddhism.

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