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|Sri Lanka is an archipelagic state, located to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and 31 km (19.3 mi) south east of the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. The island was formerly known as Ceylon, until 1972, when it became a republic within the Commonwealth. Sri Lanka shares maritime borders with the Maldives and India.
With an area of 65,610 km² the country is slightly larger than twice the size of Belgium or slightly larger than the U.S. state West Virginia.
Sri Lanka's landscape is mostly low, it has flat to rolling coastal plains, and there are mountains in south-central interior. Highest elevation is at Pidurutalagala, (Mount Pedro; 2,524 m) in Central province.
The island has a tropical climate moderated by ocean winds.
Sri Lanka has a population of 20.6 million people (official estimate 2010). Spoken languages are Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%. About 10 % speak English as a second language.
Map is showing the island of with provincial boundaries, the national capital Colombo, provincial capitals, major cities, main roads, railroads and major airports.
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|Cities and towns in Sri Lanka
Map shows the location of following Sri Lankan cities and towns:
Elephant Pass (Gateway to Jaffna), Jaffna (capital of the Northern Province), Kankesanturai, Kayts, Kilinochchi, Madhu Road, Manjulam, Mannar, Mullaittivu, Nedunkeni, Point Pedro, Puliyankulam, Puthukkudiyiruppu, Silavatturai, Talaimannar, Vavuniya, Vellankulam
Anuradhapura (one of the ancient capitals, today capital of North Central Province), Habarane, Hamillewa, Horuwupotana, Kebitigollewa, Kekirawa, Maragahewa, Medawachchiya, Polonnaruwa
Pannala, Kuliyapitiya, Kurunegala, Chilaw, Ganewatta, Maho, Anamaduwa, Galgamuwa, Puttalam, Kalpitiya, Pomparippu
Amparai, Batticaloa, Chenkaladi, Kalmunai, Kantalai, Kathiraveli, Kehelula, Kumana, Maha Oya, Mutur, Nilaveli, Okanda, Paddiruppu, Pankulam, Pottuvil, Pulmoddai, Tirrukkovil, Trincomalee, Uhana, Valachchenai
Dambula, Kandy (second largest city in the country), Matale, Naula, Nuwara Eliya
Akuressa, Ambalangoda, Galle, Hambontota, Kirinda, Matara, Tangalla, Tissamaharama, Udugama
Beruwala, Colombo (major seaport, largest city and cultural center of Sri Lanka), Gampaha, Horana, Ja-Ela, Kalutara, Matugama, Moratuwa, Mount Lavinia, Negombo, Panadura, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (New Capital Territory, seat of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and de jure capital)
Balangoda, Embilipitiya, Kegalla, Pelmadulla, Rakwana, Ratnapura (the "City of Gems", famous for the trade of precious stones, capital city of Sabaragamuwa Province)
Badulla (capital, known for tea trade), Bibile, Buttala, Haputale, Kataragama, Monaragala, and Telulla.
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