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Sri Lanka is the ancient land of Tamil and Sinhalese people who settled here in the 5the century B.C. This land was called Ceylon till 1972. This island remained under the control of the Portuguese (16th century) the Dutch (1658 to 1796) and the British (1796 to 1948). Ceylon gained independence on 4th February 1948. It was named Sri Lanka in 1972.

What is the independence day of Sri Lanka?
February 4, 1948. Sri Lanka independence from Britain.

National anthem of Sri Lanka?
"Sri Lanka Matha" composed by late Mr. Ananda Samarakoon.

What is the national language of Sri Lanka?
Sinhalese and Tamil

What is the total area of Sri Lanka?
Total area of Sri Lanka is 65,610 km² in which land area is 64,630 km2 (24,954 mi2) and water area is 980 km2 (378 mi2).

What is total population in Sri Lanka?
20.48 million (2013)

What is the currency used in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)

What is the nearest country to Sri Lanka?
Maldives-1035 km, India-1428 km, British Indian Ocean Territory-1928 km, Bangladesh-2033 km is nearest of Sri Lanka

Which sea is Sri Lanka in?
Sri Lanka is a South Asian island in the Indian Ocean

Where is Sri Lanka?
In East Asia

What is the capital of Sri Lanka?
Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte

How many provinces in Sri Lanka?
9 provinces

Which is the largest city in Sri Lanka?
Colombo, Western 648,034

Sri Lanka largest cities
Colombo, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Mount Lavinia, Galkissa, Moratuwa, Jaffna, Negombo, Pita Kotte, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, Kandy

Climate of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has neither summer nor winter but instead has rainy and dry seasons.

Population by religion
Buddhists - 70%, Hindus - 15%, Islam - 8%, Christians - 7%, Others - Negligible

Population by Ethnicity
Sinhalese - 74%, Sri Lanka Tamils - 12.7%, Indian Tamils - 5.5%, Muslims - 7%, (Others: Burghers, Malays, Parsis and Vaddhas)

What is the national game?
Volleyball

What is the national food in Sri Lanka?
Rice

Calling code of Sri Lanka
Calling code: 94

National tree in Sri Lanka
Ceylon ironwood (Naa)

What is the national flower in Sri Lanka?
On 26 February 1986 Blue Water Lily was declared the national flower of Sri Lanka

What is the national bird in Sri Lanka?
Junglefowl (Gallus lafayettii), also known as the Ceylon junglefowl is the official national bird

Highest peak of Sri Lanka
Pidurutalagala is the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 m.

Biggest river in Sri Lanka
Mahaweli is the largest river found in Sri Lanka. Length 335km (208 mi) Source-Adam's Peak, Destination-Trincomalee (Bay of Bengal)

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