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About Sri Lanka Basic information including facts, Population, Political system, Time difference, Calling code, Capital, Geographical Location in Sri Lanka

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Basic Information in Sri Lanka

Country name

Sri Lanka officially the
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
is a country off the southern coast of the
Indian subcontinent in South Asia.
Known until 1972 as Ceylon

Population

About 2132 million (in 2009 data)

Political system

Republic

Time difference

Sri Lanka Standard Time Zone (UTC+5:30)

Calling code

The country code for Sri Lanka is 94

Capital

Sri Jayawardenapura or Kotte, is the capital of Sri Lanka. It is located beyond the eastern suburbs of the commercial capital Colombo

Geographical location

The island of Sri Lanka lies atop the Indian tectonic plate, a minor plate within the Indo-Australian Plate. It is positioned in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal, between latitudes 5° and 10°N, and longitudes 79° and 82°E. Sri Lanka is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. According to the Hindu mythology, a land bridge existed between the Indian mainland and Sri Lanka. It now amounts to only a chain of limestone shoals remaining above sea level.It was reportedly passable on foot up to 1480 AD, until cyclones deepened the channel.

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