Sri Lanka - LK

Name Sri Lanka (Cost of living)
Country ISO codes LK / LKA
Continent Asia
Continent code AS
Capital Colombo
Area 6271
DD coordinates 7.877422 / 80.700343
DMS coordinates 7°52'38.72" N / 80°42'1.23" E
UTM coordinates 44N 466968.08569797 870758.56428869
Total cities 11016
Flag of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on map

Sri Lanka is a part of the Asia continent. It's geographical location is subject to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standardization, which, for Sri Lanka, is LK.

It's territory covers an area of 6271 square kilometers. The country’s administration comes from Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. On nationwide level, English, Sinhala, Tamil is declared to be the official language(es) of the country.

On its territory, there are multiple nationalities and ethnic groups represented, such as The Sinhalese. Highways and other transport links are characterized by a rather left-side road traffic. Traveling by car, people can drive 114093 km of roadways. Railway surfaces by length cover a total area of 1562 km. Sri Lanka merchant ships, tankers, and other types of maritime transport have access to 160 km of waterways.

Regular telecommunication operations are performed with the use of 94 prefix. Citizens and residents of the country use LKR as the main currency to purchase goods and pay for services. Most people in Sri Lanka live according to the Asia/Colombo time zone, which is also the one used in Colombo.

More about Sri Lanka

Official languages English, Sinhala, Tamil
Nationalities The Sinhalese
Road traffic Left
Domain zone .lk
Phone codes 94
Currencies LKR
Life expectancy males Ø 73,4 years
Life expectancy females Ø 80,1 years
Birthrate 15,8 ‰
Deathrate 6,7 ‰
Males/Females 48,0%/52,0%


GDP 2,02 bn $
Exportations 19414,3 M $
Importations 24562,0 M $
Tourism receipts 4,66 bn $
Unemployment rate 4,8%
Inflation rate 3,53%
Corruption index 38 (bad)
Energy consumption 12,7 bn kWh

Land use

6% Urban areas 4016 km²
44% Agricultural areas 28665 km²
33% Forest 21658 km²
0% Water areas 2900 km²
17% Others 11271 km²


Roadways 114093 km
Railways 1562 km
Waterways 160 km
Commercial harbors 97
Airports 16

Sri Lanka cities by first letter

Filter by starting letters of the city (cities - 11016):

ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
ECU Flag of Ecuador Ecuador South America Quito 17576 km
CRI Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica North America San Jose 17453 km
SLV Flag of El Salvador El Salvador North America San Salvador 17345 km
PER Flag of Peru Peru South America Lima 17338 km
NIC Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua North America Managua 17228 km
PAN Flag of Panama Panama North America Panama City 17220 km
GTM Flag of Guatemala Guatemala North America Guatemala City 17201 km
HND Flag of Honduras Honduras North America Tegucigalpa 17116 km
BLZ Flag of Belize Belize North America Belmopan 16979 km
COL Flag of Colombia Colombia South America Bogota 16800 km
ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
MDV Flag of Maldives Maldives Asia Male 1029 km
IND Flag of India India Asia - 1490 km
BGD Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Asia Dhaka 2037 km
MMR Flag of Myanmar [Burma] Myanmar [Burma] Asia Naypyidaw 2126 km
NPL Flag of Nepal Nepal Asia Kathmandu 2310 km
THA Flag of Thailand Thailand Asia Bangkok 2343 km
BTN Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Asia - 2414 km
SGP Flag of Singapore Singapore Asia Singapore 2666 km
KHM Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Asia Phnom Penh 2697 km
LAO Flag of Laos Laos Asia Vientiane 2758 km

There are many ways to find how far is Sri Lanka (LK) from other places on map, North pole, Equator or South pole, there are 2 common methods - the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula.

From Sri Lanka to Haversine
North pole 9132 km 5674 mil
Equator 8983 km 5582 mil
South pole 10883 km 6763 mil

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246 Countries
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41339 Airports

People also ask - FAQ

The most longest distances between Sri Lanka and Ecuador is 17576 kilometers or 10921 miles.
The most smallest distances between Sri Lanka and Maldives is 1029 kilometers or 640 miles.
We found information about 11016 cities.
The capital of LK is Colombo with population in 2022 over 752993 people.
The area of Sri Lanka (LK) is 6271 square kilometers.
Yes, Sri Lanka is part of the continent of Asia.
Official name of LK is The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka has approximately 16 airports.