Country Profile

Population (2014): 21.8 million
Capital: Colombo
Area: 65,610 sq km
Main Languages: Sinhala, Tamil
Religions: Buddhist (official) 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10%
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
GDP (2013): US$65.12 billion
GDP per capita (2013): US$6,500
GDP growth (2013): 6.3%
GDP contribution by sector (2013): Agriculture 10.6%, Industry 32.4%, Services 57%
Urban population (2011): 15%
Life Expectancy (2014): 76.35 years
International dialling code: (+94)