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Discover Sri Lanka! Colombo City
time
Colombo (+5.30 GMT)
wheather
Sunny Day
High 30C - Low 26C
Sri Lanka
Country Name
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka / Formerly known as : Ceylon, Seylan and Serendib.
Government Type
Republic
Capital
Administrative : Sri Jayawardenapura / Commercial : Colombo
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
1,340km
Area
65,525km
Climate
Typically tropical, with a northeast monsoon (December to March) and a southwest monsoon (June to October)
Terrain
Mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior
Local Time
Sri Lanka Standard Time is five and a half hours ahead of GMT.
Highest Mountain
Pidurutalagala, 2,524m
Highest Waterfall
Bambarakanda, 263m
National Flower
The Blue Water Lily (Nymphaea stellata)
Nature Reserves Area
8,000sq.km
Population
21,128,773
Currency (code)
Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
International Dialing
+94
Electricity
230 . 240 volts, 50 cycles AC. If you travel with a laptop computer bring a stabilizer
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