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Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.
Photo by Dylan Shaw

SRI LANKA

Asia

SRI LANKA

Asia

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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.)

TimeZone: UTC+5.5

Tel Code: +94

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