Capital: Colombo (commercial capital); Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative capital)
Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
Government: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Currency: Sri Lankan rupees (LKR)
Area: 65,610 sq km
Population: 23,044,123 (July 2021 est.)
Languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 87%, Tamil (official and national language) 28.5%, English 23.8% (2012 est.)
Religion: Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 est.)
Tel Code: +94
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