Full name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Population: 19.4 million (UN, 2005)
Capital: Colombo (commercial), Sri Jayawardenepura (administrative)
Area: 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq miles)
Major languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
Major religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
Monetary unit: Sri Lankan rupee
Life expectancy: 71 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
Main exports: Clothing and textiles, tea, gems, rubber, coconuts
GNI per capita: US $1,160 (World Bank, 2006)
Internet domain: .lk
International dialling code: +94

(source: BBC.com)

 

 

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