What is the Latitude and Longitude on Sri Lanka?
Latitude of Sri Lanka is:7 and Longitude of Sri Lanka is: 81
Nicknamed The Pearl of the Indian Ocean for its Spectacular and unspoiled natural beauty, Sri Lanka is an island country located on the southern coast of the Indian Subcontinent. The country has a colourful history and a rich cultural heritage attributing to the numerous communities in the country.
Sri Lanka is placed in the south of the Asian continent and at the geographical coordinates of 7 North and 81 East. The total area of the country is 65,610 square kilometres. According to 2009 census, Sri Lanka is the 53rd most populous country in the world with a population of 20,238,000 followed by Madagascar. Its population makes it the 35th most densely populated country in the world at 308.4 people per square kilometre. Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka while Colombo is its largest city.
The flat and rolling coastal plains and huge mountains characterize the geography of the country. The most elevated peak in the country is Pidurutalagala at a height of 8281 feet. Sri Lanka has a tropical type of climate. The temperature in summers is moderated by the trade winds from the ocean and monsoon season follows summer season. Winters are milder in coastal areas while the highland regions are colder. Some unique variety of plants found in the island includes satinwood, teak, and ebony among few others.
Sri Lanka's economy is driven by the exports of cinnamon, tea and rubber. The stock exchange in the country has been witnessing a large growth lately.
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