Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Google maps and Driving Directions

Get free driving directions, Google maps, traffic information for Sri Lanka, and Colombo (GPS: 6 55 N 79 50 E), the capital city of the country which located in (the) Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India.

Find any address in Colombo on the Google map of Sri Lanka (CE) with ease or calculate your up to date itinerary to and from Sri Lanka or its neighboring counties like N/A.

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Google Maps Sri Lanka

The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka is separated from India by the Palk Strait. Ethnic Tamil rebels – the Tamil Tigers – were defeated in 2009, after a brutal 26-year civil war.

Sri Lanka is mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior.

The map above fully covers Sri Lanka with its road routes from cities to towns, road intersections in any regions, provinces, prefectures, also with free driving directions in Colombo or to the neighboring cities and countries. To look at the detailed map about a particular quarter in Colombo, please click on the area and zoom to the place you are interested in the Google maps of Sri Lanka (CE).

Be creative, use the extras of this Google map; This is a detailed, clear, zoomable, large road map of Sri Lanka with its administrative divisions; 9 provinces; Central, Eastern, North Central, Northern, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Western.

The interactive map above is also may be used as the satellite map of Sri Lanka, or as a reverse search map for finding an address from its GPS coordinates.

An island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast tip of India, Sri Lanka is about half the size of Alabama. Most of the land is flat and rolling mountains in the south-central region rise to over 8,000 ft (2,438 m).

Sri Lanka (area: 65 610 sq km / 25 332,15 sq mi), where the official language is Sinhalese, Tamil, lying in Asia and using the currency; Sri Lankan rupee (LKR), since 1872, set their clock to UTC+5.5. That means they are 10.5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time in Colombo, the capital. Note to the time difference: N/A.

The climate in Sri Lanka; Tropical, with breezes on the coast and cooler air in highlands. Northeast is driest and hottest.

Geography in a nutshell; The main island is dominated by rugged central highlands. Fertile northern plains are dissected by rivers. Much of the land is tropical jungle.

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Driving directions Sri Lanka

The Google maps and Google Satellite maps of Sri Lanka above showing the country, located next to N/A. For your further reference, the latitude and longitude coordinates of Sri Lanka are 7 00 N, 81 00 E while the capital, Colombo found at 6 55 N 79 50 E.

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About Sri Lanka and the capital, Colombo

Flag of Sri Lanka Schematic map of Sri Lanka
The national flag of Sri Lanka Borderline map of Sri Lanka
Flag description: yellow with two panels; the smaller hoist-side panel has two equal vertical bands of green (hoist side) and orange; the other larger panel depicts a yellow lion holding a sword on a maroon rectangular field that also displays a yellow bo leaf in each corner; the yellow field appears as a border around the entire flag and extends between the two panels; the lion represents Sinhalese ethnicity, the strength of the nation, and bravery; the sword demonstrates the sovereignty of the nation; the four bo leaves – symbolizing Buddhism and its influence on the country – stand for the four virtues of kindness, friendliness, happiness, and equanimity; orange signifies Sri Lankan Tamils, green Sri Lankan Moors, and maroon the Sinhalese majority; yellow denotes other ethnic groups; also referred to as the Lion Flag. Border length: 0 km.

Did you know about Sri Lanka?

  • The island of Ceylon was a British colony until independence in 1948. It became a republic under the name Sri Lanka in 1972.
  • Sri Lanka elected the world’s first woman prime minister, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, in 1960.
  • Sri Lanka is the world’s second largest producer of tea, which is grown in the country’s humid, hilly interior.

Facts of Sri Lanka (CE)

Name conventional long form: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, conventional short form: Sri Lanka, local long form: Shri Lanka Prajatantrika Samajavadi Janarajaya/Ilankai Jananayaka Choshalichak Kutiyarachu, local short form: Shri Lanka/Ilankai, former: Serendib, Ceylon. Note: the name means “resplendent island” in Sanskrit
Codes: ISO; CE, Internet; .lk
Capital city: Colombo
Language(s): Sinhala (official language and national language) 74%, Tamil (official language and national language) 18%, other 8%. Note: English, spoken competently by about 10% of the population, is commonly used in government and is referred to as the link language in the constitution
National holiday(s): Independence Day, 4 February (1948)
Motto: N/A
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR), since 1872
GPS: 7 00 N, 81 00 E, Colombo; 6 55 N 79 50 E
Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
Geography note: strategic location near major Indian Ocean sea lanes
Land boundaries: N/A, 0 km
Maritime boundaries: Indian Ocean
Coastline: 1,340 km
Area: total: 65,610 sq km; land: 64,630 sq km, water: 980 sq km (total 25 332,15 mi2), slightly larger than West Virginia.
Roadways: total: 114,093 km, paved: 16,977 km, unpaved: 97,116 km (2010)
Waterways: 160 km (primarily on rivers in southwest) (2012)
Local time (capital): UTC+5.5, 10.5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time
Note to the local time: N/A
Population in Sri Lanka: 20 950 041
Population in Colombo: 693 000 (including the metropolitan areas)
Urbanization: urban population: 18.4% of total population (2015)
Major urban areas population: Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte (legislative capital) 128,000 (2014); COLOMBO (capital) 707,000 (2015)
Population growth rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate)
Birth rate: 15.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Death rate: 6.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 24.35% (male 2,760,821 / female 2,652,747) 15-24 years: 14.7% (male 1,660,402 / female 1,608,022) 25-54 years: 41.71% (male 4,544,253 / female 4,729,544) 55-64 years: 9.89% (male 1,018,357 / female 1,181,060) 65 years and over: 9.35% (male 882,740 / female 1,197,054) (2016 estimate)
Median age: total: 32.5 years; male: 31.2 years, female: 33.7 years (2016 estimate)
Ethnic groups: Sinhalese 74.9%, Sri Lankan Tamil 11.2%, Sri Lankan Moors 9.2%, Indian Tamil 4.2%, other 0.5% (2012 estimate)
Religions: Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 estimate)
Government type: Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
Legal system: mixed legal system of Roman-Dutch civil law, English common law, and Jaffna Tamil customary law
National anthem: Sri Lanka Matha (Mother Sri Lanka)
Known national hazards: occasional cyclones and tornadoes
Major infectious diseases: The degree of risk(s): high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A vectorborne disease: dengue feverwater contact disease: leptospirosisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016)
Land use: agricultural land: 43.5%; arable land 20.7%; permanent crops 15.8%; permanent pasture 7%; forest: 29.4%; other: 27.1% (2011 estimate)
Agricultural products: rice, sugarcane, grains, pulses, oilseed, spices, vegetables, fruit, tea, rubber, coconuts; milk, eggs, hides, beef; fish
Industries: processing of rubber, tea, coconuts, tobacco and other agricultural commodities; telecommunications, insurance, banking; tourism, shipping; clothing, textiles; cement, petroleum refining, information technology services, construction
Export commodities: textiles and apparel, tea and spices; rubber manufactures; precious stones; coconut products, fish
Main export partners: US 26%, UK 9%, India 7.2%, Germany 4.3% (2015)
Import commodities:
petroleum, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, building materials, mineral products, foodstuffs
Main import partners: India 24.6%, China 20.6%, UAE 7.2%, Singapore 5.9%, Japan 5.7% (2015)

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