…that’s around four times the population of Scotland!
Residents here are known as Sri Lankans.
Tea Harvest, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has two capital cities; Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo. SJK is the legislative capital and a suburb of the commercial capital, Colombo. Colombo covers an area of 14.4 square miles (37.3 square kilometres) and had a population of 707,000 in 2015.
Sri Lankans enjoy a tropical monsoon climate. The northeast of the country has a monsoon season from December to March, whilst the southwest has a monsoon season from June to October. Despite this, there is often lovely weather throughout the country all year round, with an average temperature of 27°C!
The official languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil. English is also spoken here.
Although cricket is very popular in Sri Lanka, Volleyball is actually the national sport!
Sri Lanka gained independence from the British Empire in 1948 and became part of the British Commonwealth. Sri Lanka left the British Commonwealth in 1972, at which point the name was changed from Ceylon to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Rupee the official currency here.
Did you know, Sri Lanka is one of the largest tea exporters in the world?
Cinnamon was first discovered in Sri Lanka around 2,800BC…
…Sri Lanka now produces around 80-90% of the worlds cinnamon!