Overview - Sri Lanka

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Capital:Colombo
Area:65,610 km²
Population:20,222,240 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Sinhala (official) - 74%, Tamil - 18%, English - 10%, others - 8%.
Religion(s):Buddhist - 69.1%, Muslim - 7.6%, Hindu - 7.1%, Christian - 6.2%, unspecified - 10%.
Ethnic Group(s):Sinhalese - 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors - 7.2%, Indian Tamil - 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil - 3.9%, others - 0.5%, unspecified - 10%.