Where is Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is located in the Central & South Asia region at latitude 7.873054 and longitude 80.771797 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 7° 52' 22.99'' N
  • 80° 46' 18.47'' E

You can see the location of Sri Lanka on the world map below:

The country has no neighboring countries/land borders.

Maritime Borders

Sri Lanka borders with the Indian Ocean.

Sri Lanka pointed out on the map by a flag pin.

Sri Lanka Related Content

Sri Lanka Key Facts

CountrySri Lanka
CoordinatesLatitude: 7.873054
Longitude: 80.771797
Country CodesAlpha 2: LK
Alpha 3: LKA
Country Flag Emoji🇱🇰
Int. Phone Prefix+94
Capital citySri Jayawardenapura Kotte
Continent
Subcontinent
Asia
Central & South Asia
Country Area65,610 sq km
Population 202122,156,000
World Rank: 57
Median Age32.5
Life expectancy76.4
Major languagesSinhala (official and national language) 87%, Tamil (official and national language) 28.5%, English 23.8% (2012 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+05:30
Internet TLD.lk
Biggest AirportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
Average temperature26.95 °C
80.51 °F
Administrative Divisions9 provinces 25 districts
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Sri Lanka Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLower middle income
World Bank RegionSouth Asia
CurrencySri Lanka Rupee (LKR)
GDP in 2020$81 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 66
GDP per capita in 2020$3,694
World Rank: 121
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesIndia, China, United States, Japan, South Korea
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, India, United Arab Emirates, China, United Kingdom

Biggest Cities in Sri Lanka

Here are the largest cities in Sri Lanka based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Colombo 752,993
Moratuwa 200,000
Kandy 161,000
Negombo 142,136
Batticaloa 129,222
Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte 115,826
Kilinochchi 103,717
Trincomalee 99,135
Galle 93,118
Jaffna 88,138

Map of Sri Lanka with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Central & South Asia Region