Time Zone: UK+6
Area: 25,332 sq miles. 65,610 sq kilometres
Capital: Colombo (com); Jayawardanapura (ad)
Major Cities: Kandy
International Airports: Colombo (Bandaranaike)
Telephone Code: 94
Population: 19 million
Languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English
The coast and lowlands are tropical, averaging 82°F with high humidity all year round tempered by sea breezes. The hill country is much cooler with an annual average of 62°F. It is often wet and misty, especially in the higher mountain region around Nuwara Eliya. The SW monsoon brings heavy rain and high winds to W, S and central regions between Apr?June and Oct?Nov. The NE side is drier with monsoon rainfall occurring May?June.
Currency: Sri Lanka Rupee (LKR 1 = 100 cents)
Notes: LKR: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000
Coins: LKR: 1, 2, 5. Cents: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50
Electricity: 230/240V AC 50 Hz.
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