Sri Lanka is an island nation located off the southern coast of India in South Asia. Sri Lanka is bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar in the Laccadive Sea, and the Palk Strait, which separates Sri Lanka from India.
Sri Lanka is situated to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal. As an island nation, Sri Lanka does not share land borders, but does have maritime borders with India.
Sri Lanka has a total area of about 65,610 square kilometers (or about 25,332 square miles), and a population of over 20 million. The terrain in Sri Lanka is mostly coastal plains, with some mountains in the south. Sri Lanka has nine provinces that serve as governing bodies of the country. The capital of Sri Lanka is Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, which is sometimes simply called Kotte. Kotte is a suburb of the largest city in Sri Lanka, which is Colombo. Other major cities in Sri Lanka include Dehiwala, Moratuwa, and Negombo.
The country of Sri Lanka is in the Asia continent and the latitude and longitude for the country are 7.5653° N, 80.4303° E.
The neighboring countries of Sri Lanka are :
|Facts About Sri Lanka|
|Country Name||Sri Lanka|
|Capital||Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo|
|Area||65,610 km2 (25,332 sq mi) Water (%) 4.4|
|Population||20,277,597 (2012 Census)|
|Lat Long||7° 0′ 0″ N, 81° 0′ 0″ E|
|Official Language||Sinhalese, Tamil|
|Time Zone||SLST (UTC+5:30)|
|Neighbour countries||India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan|
|Currency||Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)|