Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka

Flag of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's flag

Population: 20.9 million (2018)

Geography: An island consisting of 65, 610 square kilometres of mostly flat coastal plains, with mountains rising only in the south-central part

Climate: Tropical and warm

World heritage sites: Ancient cities of Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya and Anuradhapura, Golden Temple of Dambulla, Old town of Galle, Sacred city of Kandy, Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Central Highlands of Sri Lanka

Capital Cities: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo

Official languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English

Political system: A republic and unitary state governed by a semi-presidential system

Travel advisory information: For up-to-date travel advice for Sri Lanka from the New Zealand government visit

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