Sri lanka By: Brandon Biggs

Sri Lanka is in Northern and Western Hemisphere with coordinates of 4.5709N, 74.2973. There are no bordering countries because Sri Lanka is an island. Sri Lankas capital city is Colombo.

Sri Lanka is in the Tropical Zone because it's between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. Also Sri Lanka is in the top 25 largest islands.

The population at Sri Lanka is 21,866,445 which is not a huge amount of people but not a small amount either. Sri Lanka's population density is 864 people per square mile which is very crowded. Sri Lanka's growth rate is 0.86% which is growing very slowly. The fertility rate per woman in Sri Lanka is 2.08 ,which is pretty average.
Most of Sri Lanka is just plains.

Sri Lanka's largest cities are Colombo, Behiwala, Galkissa, Jaffna, and Negombo. Sri Lanka is mostly urban because there are very few flat lands.

-1.54 is Sri Lanka's net migration so more people leave Sri Lanka then people are entering, probably because it is not a very developed country.

Sri Lanka is a developing country. It's developing because their GDP per capita is 6,500 which is pretty low and there is not very much you can do with $6,500. Another reason why Sri Lanka is developing is that the life expectancy is 76.35 years. That isn't high but is not high enough to meet the requirements for a developed country. The last reason why Sri Lanka is not a developed is their literacy rate is 91.2% . so that meas that almost 10% of the population can read and write. So those people will not get good jobs which also decrease their income.

Language

  1. Sinala
  2. Tamil
  3. English

Religion

  1. Theravada Buddhists
  2. Hindus
  3. Muslims
  4. Christians

Sports

Cricket is the most popular sport in Sri Lanka.
The culture of Sri Lanka mixes modern elements with traditional aspects and is known for its regional celebrations.

Duruthu Poya

Duruthu Poya celebrates Gautama Buddha’s momentous first visit to Sri Lanka twenty five centuries ago. It is a very important holiday in Sri Lanka.

Food

People in Sri Lanka love food with curry in it like Chili Fish Curry, Sri Lankan Dhal Curry (Parippu), and Young Jackfruit Curry.

Houses

A average Sri Lanka house is usually a poverty apartment they are really small about 20 feet by 20 feet and made out of straw and mud. or there are houses made out of brick with a couple windows. there are also people that make a lot more money than the rest of them and get big modern houses with pools, big gardens, and a luxury interior.

Sites

Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. Web. May 2016. http://school.eb.com

Religions and People. Palto and Alto, CA: Teacher's Curriculum Institute, 2006. Print.

World Atlas - The World HD (With Retina Maps). Version 3.6. Computer Software. https://itunes.apple.com

The Importance of Duruthu Poya." DZONE. N.p., 07 Jan. 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2017.

Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day in Sri Lanka." Timeanddate.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2017.

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Created with images by Shane (Lost Australian) - "Festival Dancers - Sri Lanka" • irumge - "colombo"

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