Facts

  • Officially: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Commercial capital: Colombo
  • Population 21.2 million
  • Major languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Major religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • Currency Sri Lankan rupee

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Geography

  • Area: 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq miles)

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