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Sri Lanka

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය (Sinhalese)
Sri Lanka Prajathanthrika Samajavadi Janarajaya
இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சோசலிச குடியரசு (Tamil)
Flag of Sri Lanka
Emblem of Sri Lanka
Flag Emblem
Anthem: Sri Lanka Matha
Mother Sri Lanka
Location of Sri Lanka
Location of Sri Lanka
Capital Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
(Administrative)

Colombo (Commercial)
6°56′N 79°52′E / 6.933°N 79.867°E / 6.933; 79.867
Largest city Colombo
Official languages
Recognized English
Demonym Sri Lankan
Government Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
• President
Maithripala Sirisena
Ranil Wickremesinghe
Karu Jayasuriya
K. Sripavan
Legislature Parliament
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Dominion
4 February 1948
• Republic
22 May 1972
7 September 1978
Area
• Total
65,610 km2 (25,330 sq mi) (122nd)
• Water (%)
4.4
Population
• 2012 census
20,277,597 (57th)
• Density
309/km2 (800.3/sq mi) (40th)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$237.791 billion
• Per capita
$11,189
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$82.239 billion
• Per capita
$3,870
Gini (2010) 36.4
medium
HDI (2014) Increase 0.757
high · 73rd
Currency Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Time zone SLST (UTC+5:30)
Date format
  • dd/mm/yyyy (AD)(English)
  • yyyy/mm/dd (Sinhalese)
Drives on the left
Calling code +94
ISO 3166 code LK
Internet TLD
Website
www.gov.lk
Sri Lanka National symbols of Sri Lanka
Flag Lion Flag
Emblem Gold Lion Passant
Anthem "Sri Lanka Matha"
Butterfly Troides darsius
Bird Sri Lanka junglefowl
Flower Blue water lily
Tree Ceylon ironwood (nā)
Sport Volleyball
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Coordinates: 7°N 81°E / 7°N 81°E / 7; 81

Sri Lanka (/sr ˈlɑːŋkə, -ˈlæŋkə/ or Listeni/ʃr-/;Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා Śrī Laṃkā, Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), is an island country in South Asia near south-east India. Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.



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