Sri Lanka

World Rank 116 1.59 Sri Lanka flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
65,610 km 2
Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)

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Introduction

Sri Lanka, officially known as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is located in South Asia. Interestingly, its previous name is Ceylon on account of being a British crown colony.  It’s an island in the Indian Ocean, specifically between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Buddhism is an official religion with its believers of over 70% of the entire Sri Lanka population.

Basing on the total number of inhabitants which is almost 22 million, the density of the whole population is about 327 people per square kilometres. As far as GDP (PPP) is concerned, it is equal to $321.856 billion with $14,500 per capita.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)