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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
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1. This country has more than 5,204,000 motor vehicles (248 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. The national top-level domain is .lk . There are over 44,000 websites with this extension.

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

4. In this country there are more than 114 093 km of paved roads including over 165 km of express roads (0.18% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 19 airports, 15 of the paved surface.

6. In this country there are more than 1 449 km of railway tracks.

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

8. Full name of the country – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

9. Political system – democratic and socialist republic.


Geography in Sri Lanka

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1. 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.

2. The country is 4.8 times smaller than Poland.

3. It is an island country, no land borders. It borders India through territorial waters.

4. The longest river is Mahaweli, 335 km.

5. The lowlands constitute 80% of the country’s area.

6. The biggest city is Colombo.

7. The highest peak is Pidurutalagala 2 524 m above sea level.

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

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

10. 18734 sq km of land is covered by forests (29.9%)

77. The nearest capital in a straight line from Sri Jayavardanapura Kotte is Male (Maldives) – 770 km.

78. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Sri Jayavardanapura Kotte is Quito (Ecuador) – 17510 km.


Finance in Sri Lanka

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

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 78 496 000 000 (PLN 335 962 880 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 87 170,000,000 (PLN 373 087 600,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 75.5% of GDP, which is about: $ 59 264 480 000 (PLN 253 651 974 400),
2018 year was 77.6 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 67 643 920 000 (PLN 289 515 977 600). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 3,226 (PLN 13,809).

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

9. 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).

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


Law in Sri Lanka

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

2. 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. The last death penalty was made in 1976.


Education in Sri Lanka

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 79.

4. 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).


Work in Sri Lanka

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

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

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.5% .

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

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

6. The work week is 45 hours.


Best in Sri Lanka

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

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

3. The longest river is Mahaweli, 335 km.

4. The biggest city is Colombo.

5. The highest peak is Pidurutalagala 2 524 m above sea level.

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

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

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


Army in Sri Lanka

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 85 place,
2018 > year – 88 place.

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

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

4. Expenses for the army:
2014 year – $ 600,000,000,000 (PLN 2,566,000,000,000),
2018 year – $ 1,500,000,000 (PLN 6,420,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 2 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> ships.


Society in Sri Lanka

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

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

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

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

5. 14% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 79.

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

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.1 children.

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

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

11. The population density is 320 people / km².

12. The main religion is Buddhism, 69%.

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

14. In this country there are 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%) over 65 years old.

15. 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).

16. 15 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

17. 21% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Sri Lanka

1. The national alcohol is coconut wine.

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

3. The national animal is a rooster.


Customs in Sri Lanka

1. 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.

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


History of Sri Lanka

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1. 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.

2. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on February 4, 1948.

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


Answers

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 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