Sri Lanka

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  • President: Maithripala Sirisena (2015)

  • Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremesinghe (2015)

  • Land area: 24,996 sq mi (64,740 sq km); total area: 25,332 sq mi (65,610 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 21,866,445 (growth rate: 0.86%); birth rate: 16.24/1000; infant mortality rate: 9.47/1000; life expectancy: 76.35; density per sq mi: 836.6

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Colombo, 693,000. Legislative and judicial capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, 126,000

  • Other large cities: Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 245,974; Moratuwa, 207,755; Negombo, 127,754

  • Monetary unit: Sri Lanka rupee

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