The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island country in South Asia, 31 kilometers south of India and in the Indian Ocean. Before 1972, it was known as Ceylon. About 21 million people live in the so-called Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Sri Lanka is an island and neighboring India and the Maldives by sea. Capitals; Colombo and Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte.
Cities of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's Area Code: +94
Sri Lanka's Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
Colombo, Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte Kol
Sri Lanka's Economy
The economy of Sri Lanka is based on agriculture. More precisely, tea, rubber and coke are the main products that draw the burden of economy on them. Two thirds of the cultivated areas are divided into these products. Tea is the most important ingredient of Sri Lanka. It is the third largest country in the world in tea production. The annual production amount is around 210 million kg. Tea usually grows in regions with an area above 1500 m. Another important product is the annual production of rubber from 100,000 tons of coke and an area of 400,000 hectares. Other important agricultural product is rice.
Mining in the country is largely based on gypsum and graphite (carbon). The country's graffiti has a very high carbon content. In addition, many precious stones, such as sapphire (sapphire), ruby topate (yellow sapphire), turmolin (colored transparent stone) and zircon are obtained. These precious ores are small but sufficiently large. They are an important source of income in the country.
The major industries in Sri Lanka are plywood, paper, glassware, ceramics, cement, textiles and chemicals. Forest products and timber is a very important industry sector.
Sri Lanka's Export Products
Tea, Other Lingerie, Knit Lingerie, Knit Women Suits and Non-Knit Women's Suits
Sri Lanka's Import Products
Refined Oil, Airplanes, Helicopters and / or Space, Cars, Lightweight Rubber Knitted Fabric and Cement.
Sri Lanka's Export Countries
United States ($ 2,88 Billion), Great Britain, India, Germany and Italy.
Sri Lanka's Import Countries
India, China, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Japan.
Nations Living in Sri Lanka
Ethnic structure consists of 75% Sinhale, 16% Tamil and 7% Moor tribes.
Languages spoken in Sri Lanka
Official languages; Ceylon, Tamil, English.