Sri Lanka – At a Glance

 

Official Name
:   Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Government Type
:   Republic
Location
:   Latitude 5° 55 to 9° 50 North, Longitude 79° 42 to 81° 52, 650km North of the equator
Dimensions
:   430km North to South, 225km East to West
Coastline
:   1,340 km
Area
:   65,525 km
Currency (Code)
:   Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Independence
:   4 February 1948
Administrative Capital
:   Sri Jayewardenapura
Commercial Capital
:   Colombo
Population
:   21,128,773