Sri Lanka

Basic facts about Sri Lanka

Country name: Sri Lanka
Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Country code: 317
Continent: South Asia
Currency name: Sri Lankan rupee
Independence: 1948-02-04 00:00:00
Independent from: from the UK
Total area (km2): 65,610
Land area (km2): 64,630
Water area (km2): 980
Population: 21,675,648
Population note: 21,675,648 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: Sinhala Tamil
All languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8% note: English, spoken competently by about 10% of the population, is commonly used in government and is referred to as the link language in the constitution
Time zone: SLST (UTC+5:30)
Date format: dd/mm/yyyy
Drive on: left
Calling code: +94
Domain: .lk