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Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
ශ්‍රී ලංකා ප්‍රජාතාන්ත්‍රික සමාජවාදී ජනරජය
இலங்கை ஜனநாயக சமூகவுடமைவாதக் குடியரசு
FlagEmblem
Anthem: Sri Lanka Matha
Mother Sri Lanka
CapitalSri Jayawardenepura Kotte
(Administrative)

Colombo MC logo.pngColombo(Commercial)
6°56′N79°52′E / 6.933°N 79.867°E / 6.933; 79.867
Largest cityColombo MC logo.pngColombo
Official languages
RecognizedEnglish
DemonymSri Lankan
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialconstitutional republic
 - PresidentMaithripala Sirisena
 - Prime MinisterRanil Wickremesinghe
 - Speaker of the ParliamentChamal Rajapaksa
 - Chief JusticeK. Sripavan
LegislatureParliament
Independence from the United Kingdom
 - Dominion4 February 1948 
 - Republic22 May 1972 
 - Current constitution7 September 1978 
Area
 - Total65,610 km2 (122nd)
25,332 sq mi
 - Water (%)4.4
Population
 - 2012 census20,277,597[1] (57th)
 - Density323/km2 (40th)
836.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$233.637 billion[2] (60th)
 - Per capita$11,069[2] (99th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$80.591 billion[2] (68th)
 - Per capita$3,818[2] (114th)
Gini (2010)36.4[3]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.750[4]
high ·73rd
CurrencySri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Time zoneSLST(UTC+5:30)
Date format
  • dd/mm/yyyy (AD)(English)
  • yyyy/mm/dd (Sinhala)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+94
ISO 3166 codeLK
Internet TLD.lk
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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