Sri Lanka is an island 65,610km in extent surrounded by the Indian Ocean located off the southern tip of India. It's geographic co-ordinates are 5.55" – 9.55" Northern latitudes and 79.42" – 81.52" Eastern longitudes.
The north central and the southern eastern plains are the largest with scattered hills. In the middle of the Island are the central highlands rising up over 2500 meters. Highest Peak Piduruthalagala – 2524m. Most rivers originate in the central mountains and flows down to the plains. Longest river Mahaweli river – 334km (Great Sandy)
Average temperature in the coastal areas is around 28c year around with the temperature dropping to 16c in the central highlands. Annual rainfall is mainly from two monsoons – the southern monsoon while the Northern monsoon from December to January brings rain to the Northern and Eastern regions. Inter monsoon rains may occur in March / April. Average humidity is 80% though it can be high as 90% in the coastal regions
21.5 million (2011 census) main ethnic groups Sinhalese – 74.5%, Sri Lanka Tamil – 11.9% Indian Tamil – 4.6%, Moors – 8.3%
Therawadi Buddhism – 69.5%, Hindu 12.5%, Islam 8.6%, Roman Catholic – 7.8%, Anglican – 1.6%
Sinhala and Tamil are national languages while English is widely spoken.
Sri Lanka's standard time is 51/2 hours ahead of Greenwich Time. Monday to Friday working week is followed by government organizations and most private organizations too.
Sri Lanka has one of the highest public holidays in the world. 26 in total. Most Buddhist, Hindu Catholic and islam special days are holidays and bars and public places of entertainment are closed.
Sri Lanka rupees divided in to 100 cents. Currency notes used Rs. 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000
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