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Information about Sri Lanka


Democratic socialistic republic of Sri Lanka

 Geographical location: Indian Ocean
80º E – 82º E / 6º N – 10º N
Land area: 65.610 square kilometres
North-South-expansion: 435 kilometres
East-West-expansion: 241 kilometres
Highest elevation: Pidurutalagala 2.541 meters

Inhabitants: approx. 20 millions
Capital: Colombo

Currency: 1 Euro = approx. 150 rupee (SLRe) (in March 2009)

Denomination:
Buddhism 70.0 %, Hindu 15.0 %, Muslim 8.0 %, Christians 7.0 %
Ethnic groups:
Singhalese 74.0 %, Tamils 18.0 %, Moor 7.0 %, others 1.0 %

Time difference: 4.5 rather 3.5 hours more (away from CET/summertime)

Languages: Singhalesian, Tamil, English