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Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is in Asia. Its capital is Colombo. It is at 7° 00' North, 81° 00' East. Sri Lanka has an area of 65,610 square kilometres (25,332 square miles). The population is 21,283,913. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Sri Lankan Rupee. The inflation in 2009 was 3%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte is the legislative capital.


In the year 2001, the literacy rate was 90.7%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Sinhala, Tamil, and Pali. Religions beliefs here include Buddhism, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and other.

People commonly use English in government. It is spoken competently by about 10% of the population

Time Zone

It is in the Sri Lanka (GMT + 5.5) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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