Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, is in . Located in the Indian Ocean just south of , Sri Lanka is an island known for its natural beauty.
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is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka, and still perceived by many as the capital though the suburb of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is now the official capital. Photo: dronepicr, CC BY 2.0.

The is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The of Sri Lanka is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. Photo: Adbar, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in Sri Lanka with around 100,000 inhabitants in the city proper, and 2 million in the metropolitan area. Photo: Hkn89, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. Photo: Francesc Genové, CC BY 2.0.

The is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. Photo: Ramón, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Province is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 1,259,880 people, created in 1896. Photo: KennyOMG, CC BY 3.0.

is a province of Sri Lanka. The province consists of the districts of and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Province is one of the nine provinces of Sri Lanka, the first level administrative division of the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Sri Lanka

Latitude of center
7.63° or 7° 37' 48" north
Longitude of center
80.72° or 80° 43' 12" east
Population
21,800,000
Elevation
394 metres (1293 feet)
Capital
Area
65,610 km² (25,332 miles²)
Currency
Rupee (LKR)
Phone code
94
Internet domain
.lk
Open­Street­Map ID
node 5980117507
Geo­Names ID
1227603
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Also Known As

  • Achinese: Srilanka
  • Afar: Shri Lanka
  • Afrikaans: Sri Lanka
  • Akan: Sri Lanka
  • Albanian: Sri Lanka
  • Amharic: ሲሪላንካ
  • Amharic: ሽሪ ላንካ
  • Arabic: Sri Lanka
  • Arabic: سري لانكا
  • Arabic: سريلانكا
  • Aragonese: Sri Lanka
  • Armenian: Շրի Լանկա
  • Arpitan: Sri Lanka
  • Assamese: শ্ৰীলংকা
  • Assamese: শ্ৰীলঙ্কা
  • Asturian: Sri Lanka
  • Awadhi: श्रीलंका
  • Azerbaijani: Şri-Lanka
  • Azerbaijani: Şri Lanka
  • Balinese: Sri Lanka
  • Bambara: Sirilanka
  • Bashkir: Шри-Ланка
  • Basque: Sri Lanka
  • Bavarian: Sri Lanka
  • Belarusian: Цэйлон
  • Belarusian: Шры-Ланка
  • Bengali: শ্রীলঙ্কা
  • Bhojpuri: श्री लंका
  • Bishnupriya: শ্রীলঙ্কা
  • Bosnian: Šri Lanka
  • Breton: Selan
  • Breton: Sri Lanka
  • Buginese: Sri Lanka
  • Bulgarian: Шри Ланка
  • Burmese: သီရိလင်္ကာ
  • Burmese: သီရိလင်္ကာနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Ceilà
  • Catalan: Ceylà
  • Catalan: República socialista democràtica de Sri Lanka
  • Catalan: Sri Lanka
  • Catalan: Srilanka
  • Cebuano: Sri Lanka
  • Central Bikol: Sri Lanka
  • Central Kurdish: سریلانکا
  • Chavacano: Sri Lanka
  • Chechen: Шри-Ланка
  • Chinese: Sri Lanka
  • Chinese: 斯里兰卡
  • Chinese: 斯里蘭卡
  • Chinese: 錫蘭
  • Chinese: 锡兰
  • Chuvash: Шри-Ланка
  • Cornish: Shri Lanka
  • Corsican: Sri Lanka
  • Crimean Tatar: Şri Lanka
  • Croatian: Šri Lanka
  • Czech: Srí Lanka
  • Czech: Srílanská demokratická socialistická republika
  • Czech: Šrí Lanka
  • Danish: Sri Lanka
  • Dhivehi: އޮޅުދޫކަރަ
  • Dimli (individual language): Sri Lanka
  • Dotyali: श्रीलंका
  • Dutch: LK
  • Dutch: LKA
  • Dutch: Sri Lanka
  • Dzongkha: ཤྲཱྀ་ལངཀ
  • Dzongkha: ཤྲཱྀ་ལངཀ་
  • Eastern Mari: Шри-Ланка
  • Egyptian Arabic: سريلانكا
  • English: Ceylan
  • English: Ceylon
  • English: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • English: Lanka, Sri
  • English: SRI
  • English: Serendib
  • English: Srilanka
  • English: Taprobane
  • English: ce
  • English: lk
  • English: lke
  • English: sri
  • English: 🇱🇰
  • Esperanto: Cejlono
  • Esperanto: Demokratia Socialisma Respubliko Srilanko
  • Esperanto: Sri-Lanko
  • Esperanto: Srilanko
  • Estonian: Sri Lanka
  • Estonian: Sri Lanka Demokraatlik Sotsialistlik Vabariik
  • Ewe: Sri Lanka nutome
  • Extremaduran: Sri Lanka
  • Faroese: Sri Lanka
  • Fiji Hindi: Sri Lanka
  • Finnish: Sri Lanka
  • Finnish: Sri Lankan demokraattinen sosialistinen tasavalta
  • French: Ceylan
  • French: LK
  • French: Serendib
  • French: Sri Lanka
  • French: Taprobane
  • French: la République socialiste démocratique de Sri Lanka
  • French: île de Ceylan
  • Fulah: Siri Lanka
  • Fulah: Sirlanka
  • Gagauz: Şri-Lanka
  • Gagauz: Şri Lanka
  • Galician: Sri Lanka
  • Ganda: Sirilanka
  • Georgian: შრი-ლანკა
  • German: Sri Lanka
  • Goan Konkani: Sri Lanka
  • Goan Konkani: श्रीलंका
  • Gothic: 𐍃𐍂𐌹-𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌺𐌰
  • Greek: Σρι Λάνκα
  • Guarani: Seilãu
  • Guianese Creole French: Sri Lanka
  • Gujarati: શ્રીલંકા
  • Haitian: Srilanka
  • Hakka Chinese: Sri Lanka
  • Hausa: Sililanaka
  • Hausa: Siri Lanka
  • Hausa: Sri Lanka
  • Hawaiian: Sililanaka
  • Hebrew: סרי לנקה
  • Hindi: श्रीलंका
  • Hindi: श्री लंका
  • Hungarian: Ceylon
  • Hungarian: Sri Lanka
  • Hungarian: Srí Lanka-i Demokratikus Szocialista Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Srí Lanka
  • Icelandic: Srí Lanka
  • Ido: Sri-Lanka
  • Ido: Sri Lanka
  • Iloko: Sri Lanka
  • Inari Sami: Sri Lanka
  • Inari Sami: Sri Lanka demokratlâš sosialistlâš täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Sri Langka
  • Indonesian: Sri Lanka
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Sri Lanka
  • Interlingue: Sri Lanka
  • Irish: Srí Lanca
  • Italian: Ceylon
  • Italian: Repubblica Democratica Socialista dello Sri Lanka
  • Italian: Sri Lanka
  • Jamaican Creole English: Sri Langka
  • Japanese: スリランカ
  • Japanese: スリランカ民主社会主義共和国
  • Japanese: スリ・ランカ
  • Japanese: スリ・ランカ民主社会主義共和国
  • Javanese: Cèylon
  • Kabiyè: Sriilanka
  • Kalaallisut: Sri Lanka
  • Kalmyk: Сриланкудин Улс Орн
  • Kannada: ಶ್ರೀಲಂಕಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Shri-Lanka
  • Kara-Kalpak: Shri Lanka
  • Kashmiri: सिरीलंका
  • Kashubian: Sri Lanka
  • Kazakh: Шри-Ланка
  • Khmer: ស្រីលង្កា
  • Kikuyu: Sirilanka
  • Kikuyu: Sri Lanka
  • Kinyarwanda: Siri Lanka
  • Kirghiz: Шри-Ланка
  • Komi: Шри-Ланка
  • Kongo: Sri Lanka
  • Korean: 스리랑카
  • Kurdish: Srî Lanka
  • Kurdish: سریلانکا
  • Lao: Sri Lanka
  • Lao: ປະເທດສີລັງກາ
  • Lao: ສີລັງກາ
  • Latin: Srilanca
  • Latin: Taprobane
  • Latvian: Šrilanka
  • Lezghian: Шри-Ланка
  • Ligurian: Sri Lanka
  • Limburgan: Sri Lanka
  • Lingala: Sirilanka
  • Lingala: Sri Lanka
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Srilanca
  • Literary Chinese: 斯里蘭卡
  • Lithuanian: Šri Lanka
  • Livvi: Sri Lanka
  • Lombard: Sri Lanka
  • Low German: Sri Lanka
  • Lower Sorbian: Sri Lanka
  • Luba-Katanga: Sirilanka
  • Luxembourgish: Sri Lanka
  • Macedonian: Шри Ланка
  • Maithili: श्रीलंका
  • Malagasy: Sri Lanka
  • Malay: Sri Lanka
  • Malayalam: ശ്രീലങ്ക
  • Maltese: Repubblika Demokratika Soċjalista tas-Sri Lanka
  • Maltese: Sri Lanka
  • Manx: Sri Lanka
  • Maori: Hiri Rānaka
  • Maori: Hīraka
  • Maori: Hīroni
  • Marathi: श्रीलंका
  • Mazanderani: سری لانکا
  • Min Dong Chinese: Sri Lanka
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ceylon
  • Min Nan Chinese: Sri Lanka
  • Minangkabau: Sarilangka
  • Mingrelian: შრი-ლანკა
  • Mongolian: Шри Ланка
  • Moroccan Arabic: سري لانكا
  • Nauru: Sri Lanka
  • Navajo: Naakaii Dootłʼizhí Bikéyah Dah Naaʼeełígíí
  • Nepali: लोकतान्त्रिक समाजवादी गणतन्त्र श्रीलङ्का
  • Nepali: श्रीलंका
  • Nepali: श्रीलङ्का
  • Newari: श्रीलङ्का
  • North Ndebele: Sri Lanka
  • Northern Frisian: Sri Lanka
  • Northern Sami: Sri Lanka
  • Northern Sami: Sri Lanka demokráhtalaš sosialisttalaš dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Sri Lanka
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den demokratisk sosialistiske republikken Sri Lanka
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sri Lanka
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sri Lanka
  • Novial: Sri Lanka
  • Occitan (post 1500): Sri Lanka
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Déprobane
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Taprabane
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Tāprabane
  • Oriya: ଶ୍ରୀଲଙ୍କା
  • Oriya: ସିଲୋନ
  • Oromo: Sirilaankaa
  • Ossetian: Шри-Ланка
  • Pali: Lanka-dīpa
  • Pali: श्रीलङ्का
  • Pampanga: Esrilangka
  • Pampanga: Sri Lanka
  • Panjabi: ਸ੍ਰੀਲੰਕਾ
  • Papiamento: Sri Lanka
  • Pedi: Sri Lanka
  • Persian: سریلانکا
  • Persian: سری لانکا
  • Persian: سری‌لانکا
  • Picard: Sri Lanka
  • Piemontese: Sri Lanka
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Sri Lanka
  • Polish: Sri Lanka
  • Portuguese: Ceilao
  • Portuguese: Ceilão
  • Portuguese: República Democrática Socialista do Sri Lanka
  • Portuguese: Seri-Lanca
  • Portuguese: Sri Lanka
  • Pushto: سریلانکا
  • Quechua: Sri Lanka
  • Romanian: Sri Lanka
  • Romansh: Sri Lanka
  • Rundi: Sirilanka
  • Russia Buriat: Шри Ланка
  • Russian: Sri Lanka
  • Russian: Демократическая Социалистическая Республика Шри-Ланка
  • Russian: Ланкийцы
  • Russian: Цейлон
  • Russian: Шри-Ланка
  • Russian: Шри Ланка
  • Russian: Шри ланка
  • Rusyn: Срі Ланка
  • Rusyn: Шрі Ланка
  • Sakizaya: Sri Lanka
  • Sakizaya: Sri lanka
  • Samoan: Sri Lanka
  • Samogitian: Šri Lanka
  • Sango: Sirî-Lanka
  • Sanskrit: Lanka-dvīpa
  • Sanskrit: Lanka
  • Sanskrit: Sīhala-dvīpa
  • Sanskrit: Tāmaraparnī
  • Sanskrit: श्रीलङ्का
  • Santali: ᱥᱨᱤᱞᱚᱝᱠᱟ
  • Sardinian: Sri Lanka
  • Scots: Sri Lanka
  • Scottish Gaelic: Sri Lanca
  • Serbian: Šri Lanka
  • Serbian: Шри Ланка
  • Serbo-Croatian: Šri Lanka
  • Shan: မိူင်းသီႇရိလင်းၵႃ
  • Shona: Sri Lanka
  • Sicilian: Sri Lanka
  • Silesian: Sri Lanka
  • Sindhi: سريلنڪا
  • Sindhi: سري لنڪا
  • Sinhala: Lankāva
  • Sinhala: Prajatantravadi Samajavadi Janarajaya Sri Lanka
  • Sinhala: ලංකාව
  • Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකාව
  • Skolt Sami: Sri Lanka
  • Skolt Sami: Sri Lanka demokraattlaž sosialiistlaž tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Srí Lanka
  • Slovenian: Šri Lanka
  • Slovenian: Šrilanka
  • Somali: Siri Lanka
  • Somali: Sirilaanka
  • South Azerbaijani: سری لانکا
  • Spanish: Ceilan
  • Spanish: Ceilán
  • Spanish: Heladiva
  • Spanish: Isla Trapobana
  • Spanish: Republica Democratica Socialista de Sri Lanka
  • Spanish: República Democrática Socialista de Sri Lanka
  • Spanish: Sri Lanka
  • Spanish: Trapobana
  • Sundanese: Sri Langka
  • Swahili: Sirilanka
  • Swahili: Sri Lanka
  • Swati: Siri Lanka
  • Swedish: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Swedish: Demokratiska socialistiska republiken Sri Lanka
  • Swedish: Sri Lanka
  • Swiss German: Sri Lanka
  • Tagalog: Sri Lanka
  • Tajik: Шри-Ланка
  • Tamil: Ilankaic Cananayaka Cocalicak Kutiyarcu
  • Tamil: இலங்கை
  • Tamil: இலங்கை சனநாயக சோசலிசக் குடியரசு
  • Tamil: இலங்கை சனநாயக சோஷலிசக் குடியரசு
  • Tamil: ஈழம்
  • Tatar: Шри-Ланка
  • Telugu: శ్రీలంక
  • Tetum: Srilanka
  • Thai: ประเทศศรีลังกา
  • Thai: ศรีลังกา
  • Tibetan: ཤྲཱི་ལངྐ་།
  • Tibetan: སེང་ག་གླིང་།
  • Tigrinya: ሲሪላንካ
  • Tok Pisin: Sri Lanka
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Silangikā
  • Tosk Albanian: Sri Lanka
  • Tulu: ಶ್ರೀಲಂಕಾ
  • Tumbuka: Sri Lanka
  • Tunisian Arabic: سريلانكا
  • Turkish: Sri Lanka
  • Turkmen: Şri-Lanka
  • Udmurt: Шри-Ланка
  • Uighur: سرىلانكا
  • Ukrainian: Цейлон
  • Ukrainian: Шрі-Ланка
  • Ukrainian: Шрі Ланка
  • Upper Sorbian: Sri Lanka
  • Urdu: سری لنکا
  • Uzbek: Shri-Lanka
  • Uzbek: Shri lanka
  • Venetian: Sri Lanka
  • Veps: Šrilank
  • Vietnamese: Sri Lanka
  • Vietnamese: Xri Lan-ca (Sri Lanka)
  • Vietnamese: Xri Lan-ca
  • Vlaams: Sri Lanka
  • Volapük: Sri-Lankän
  • Võro: Sri Lanka
  • Waray (Philippines): Sri Lanka
  • Welsh: Sri Lanca
  • Welsh: Sri Lanka
  • Western Armenian: Սրի Լանքա
  • Western Frisian: Sry Lanka
  • Western Panjabi: سری لنکا
  • Wolof: Siri Laanka
  • Wu Chinese: 斯里兰卡
  • Yakut: Сри Ланка
  • Yiddish: סרי לאנקא
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Siri Lanka
  • Yoruba: Sri Lanka
  • Yue Chinese: 斯里蘭卡
  • Zeeuws: Sri Lanka
  • Zhuang: Sri Lanka
  • Zulu: Sri Lanka
  • Zulu: i-Sri Lanka
  • Dominion of Ceylon
  • Sri Lankā Janarajaya
  • ශ්‍රී ලංකාව இலங்கை

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