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Last update : 19 February 2019


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Capital : Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Language :  Sinhala, Tamil
Currency :  Sri Lankan rupee
Population : 21 203 000
Area : 65 610 km2

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Sri Lanka facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on February 4, 1948.
2. The population density is 320 people / km².
3. The country is 4.8 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Buddhism, 69%.
5. The longest river is Mahaweli, 335 km.
6. The full name of the country – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
7. The lowlands constitute 80% of the country’s area.
8. The biggest city is Colombo.
9. The highest peak is Pidurutalagala 2 524 m above sea level.
10. Political system – a democratic-socialist republic.
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11. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 85 place,
      – 2018 year – 88 place.

12. There are over 202 500 professional soldiers and 98 200 reservists (2018).

13. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 100 tanks, 540 armored vehicles, 87 jet aircraft and 40 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 102 tanks, 571 armored vehicles, 75 jet aircraft and 51 helicopters.

14. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $600,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $1,500,000,000 .

15. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 2 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about ships.

Autor: Wojak

16. Sri Lanka is the third largest producer of tea in the world. Over 700,000 people work at its collections.

Autor: Ola

17. Pillow fight is organized in Sri Lanka during the New Year.

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18. The people of Sri Lanka eat with their fingers because they think that in this way they are able to feel the real taste of the dishes.

Autor: nitro

19. This country is called the “Tear of India”.

Autor: Dorota

20. The minimum wage is 7 500 rupees per month (data from 2013).

21. The amount of income tax in Sri Lanka is 28%.

22. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.5% .

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23. In Sri Lanka, an average person consumes about 3.7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

24. The national alcohol is coconut wine.

25. The most drinks are spirit – 85%, then beer – 13%, wine – 0.1%, and other alcoholic beverages – 1.9%.

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26. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

27. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

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28. The average IQ level is 79.

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29. In this country there are 7.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1 551 484 people).

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30. The national animal is a rooster.

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31. The built-up speed limit is 56 km / h (35 mph).

32. Outside of built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road is 72 km / h (45 mph). and on highways 120 km / h (75 mph).

33. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

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34. In 2013, 2,362 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

35. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

36. The country has over 5 204 000 motor vehicles registered (248 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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37. 21% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 4 400 000 people).

38. 14% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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39. On December 26, 2004, a tsunami hit the train filled to the brim with killing more than 1,700 people. This is the largest railway disaster in history.

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40. In this country there are over 114 093 km of paved roads, including over 165 km of expressways (0.18% of all roads in the world).

41. In this country there are 19 airports, 15 of the paved surface.

42. In this country there are over 1 449 km of railway tracks.

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43. In this country, over 5 689 000 (2015) 6 710 160 (2018) people have access to internet (around 32% of the population).

44. About 3,400,000 (2015) 5,500,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

45. The average speed of fixed internet is 5.1 Mb / s, and the maximum speed of 33.5 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

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46. The national top-level domain is .lk . There are over 44,000 websites with such an extension.

47. The most popular pages with the extension .lk are: google.lk, tharunee.lk and lankadeepa.lk.

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48. This country has 2018 over year $8 684 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.071% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

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49. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $78 496 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $87 170,000,000 .

50. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 75.5% GDP, or around: $59 264 480 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 77.6% GDP, or around: $67 643 920 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $3 226.

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51. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $25 390,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $52,090,000,000 .

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52. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 16 cigarettes a month.

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53. The lowest temperature: -2.7 °C was measured at Nuwara Eliya.

54. The highest temperature: 40.1 °C was measured in Vavuniya.

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55. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

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56. The average life expectancy in this country is 74.3 years (women – 77.4 years and men – 71.2 years).

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57. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

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58. In this country, women having their first child on average 25.4 years old.

59. 10 women give birth to 21 children on average

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60. The average age people living in this country is 32.1 years old.

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61. The country is around:
5 153 000 people (24.58%) in the age range 0-14 years.
13,919,000 people (66.39%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1,893,200 people (9.03%) who are over 65 years old.

62. In this country, about 332,000 children are born each year (1.6% of the population), and about 128,000 people die (0.6% of the population).

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63. There are 26200 km2 of agricultural land in Sri Lanka (42% of the country).

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64. 15 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

65. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from the age of 21.

66. Nuwara Eliya is the highest located city in the country.

67. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 50 days.

68. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

69. The work week is 45 hours.

70. 21% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

71. 18734 sq km of land is covered by forests (29.9%)

72. The last death penalty was made in 1976.

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73. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 16%, and for companies – 28% (2018).

74. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

75. The level of inflation in 2018 is 5.4%.

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76. Sri Lanka has 22300 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

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What is the highest peak in Sri Lanka?
The highest peak in Sri Lanka is Pidurutalagala (2524 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Sri Lanka?
The largest river in Sri Lanka is Mahaweli, 335 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Sri Lanka?
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What is the national dish?
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What Sri Lanka has national colors?
National colors: maroon and gold.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is coconut wine.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a rooster.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
Volleyball is a national sport.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Sri Lanka?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders. It borders on India through territorial waters.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 32.1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 7 500 rupees per month (data from 2013).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Sri Lanka?
The population density is 334 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
There is no official motto.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 40.1 ° C was measured in Vavuniya.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -2.7 ° C was measured at Nuwara Eliya.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 21.

answer: Marta