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10 Interesting facts you didn’t know about Sri Lanka



1- Sri Lanka was formally known as and named Ceylon until 1972 when it was changed to Sri Lanka.

2- The official name of Sri Lanka is the ‘’Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’’.

3- Sri Lanka is The shape of a tear drop and that is why it is known as the ‘pearl of the Indian ocean’.



4- There are two official languages of Sri Lanka which are Tamil and Sinhala.

5- 70% of Sri Lankan’s are Buddhist, 12% Hindus, 9% Muslim and 7% Christians.

6- The national flag of Sri Lanka is a golden lion, surrounded by four golden leaves at four corners which represents Buddhism and the green and orange strips represent Islam and Hinduism. 



7-  The things exported the most from Sri Lanka are Ceylon tea, Coconut and Tobacco.

8- The highest point of Sri Lanka is on Mount Pedro, locally named Pidurutalagala. Because the mountain is the army’s property, no climbing is allowed on it.



 9- Sri Lanka has annual GDP of 143 billion making it the second richest nation is South Asia.

 10-  The most commonly eaten food is Sri Lanka is Rice and much like India, Locals eat with their hand.



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