Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's flagLocation: South Asia
Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1948 / 1948
Capital city: Colombo / Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte
Population: 20.4 million / 816 people per sq mile (315 people per sq km)
Total land area: 25,332 square miles (65,610 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Sinhala (official language), Tamil (official language), Sinhala-Tamil, English
Main religions: Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Muslim 8%, Christian 8%
Ethnic mix: Sinhalese 74%, Tamil 18%, Moor 7%, Other 1%
Government type: Mixed presidential-parliamentary system
Currency: Sri Lanka rupee = 100 cents
Literacy rate: 91%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2392 kilocalories

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