SRI LANKA FACT FILE

 

 Size              :    62,705 sq. Kms (http://http://www.srilankatourism.org)


 Location      :    880 Kms North of the equator, off the Southern tip of India.

 Geography  :    Excluding Inland Water - 62,336 sq Kms.
                          Highest Water Fall – Bambarakanda - 241 metres

                          Highest Peak - Piduruthalagala - 2524 metres

                          Longest River - Mahaweli - 335kms.

 

 Capital         :    Sri Jayawardenapura (http://www.statistics.gov.lk)


 Commercial Capital     : Colombo (http://www.gov.lk) National Day: February, 04

 

 Administrative Units    : 9 Provinces,

                                      25 Districts,

                                      256 AGA Divisions,

                                      160 Electroates


 Climate   :   Temperature (Mean annual) 270c in the Lowland, 150c at Nuwaraeliya (Altitude 1800m)
                      Relative Humidity varies from 70% during the Day to 90% at Night.
                      Rain Fall (annual) 2500mm to over in South West of the Island
                      Less than 1250mm in North West and South East of the Island.
                      Rainy Seasons ; South West Monsoon - (May to August)
                      North East Monsoon - (November to February)


 Total Population:    19.252 million (Male - 48% / Female - 51.9%)
                                Density per sq.Km.- 309 persons
                                Growth rate - 1.3% persons


 Languages         :    Sinhala; Tamil; English


 Ethnic Groups    :    Sinhalese - 74%;

                               Sri Lankan Tamils - 12.6%;

                               Indian Tamils - 5.5%

                                       Moors - 7.1%;

Others - 0.8% (http://www.peaceinsrilanka.org)

 Literacy rate   :   Total - 92.5% Male - 94.1% Female - 90.9%

 Life expectancy at birth :  73 Years Male 68 Years; Female - 75 Years

 Educational Attainment :  No Schooling - 8.0%; Primary - 30.2%; Secondary - 37.2%; Tertiary - 23.9%

 Total of Schools   :  10,475 (Government - 9790; Private - 85; Pirivenas - 600)

 Total Fertility Rate (TFR) : 02 children per women

 Contraceptive prevalence Rate (CPR)  :  15-49 years 70.8 per cent

 CPR modern methods     :  49.5 per cent CPR Traditional methods: 21.3 per cent

 Maternal Mortality Ratio  :  23/100,000 live births Infant Mortality Rate: 19/1,000 live births

 HIV/AIDS Positives Cases  :    547 Abortion: 1,250 per day

 Number of Persons are living with HIV  :  3,500

 Communications: 10 TV channels; 01 Cable TV, 31 Radio channels; Newspapers: 12 dailies and 81 weeklies/ ssssssssssssssssssssssMonthly (http://www.environmentaljournalists.lk)

 Internet Service providers  :    11 (http://www.lanka.net) Internet Users: 39,750

 Electricity  :  220-240Volts (http://www.ceb.lk)

 Currency  : 104 SL Rupees = US$ 1 127 SL Rupees = EURO 1 (http://www.lanka.net/centralbank)

 Annual per capita income  :  US$ 894 Credit Cards: 437,506

 Forest Cover   :   29.3%

 Water Falls      :   382 (http://www.srilankanwaterfalls.org)

 Access to safe drinking water  :  Urban - 82% ; Rural - 35%

 Agriculture       :   The main food crops grown are rice, maize, sorghum and pulses.
                             The main cash crops grown for export are tea, rubber sugar cane.

 Major exports :   Garments, Gemstones, Tea, Rubber, Coconut and Textiles

 Annual GDP per person  :   $ 5,456

 Labour Force   :   Agriculture - 33%; Industry & commerce - 23%; Services & Others - 44%

 

 

 

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