Sri Lanka Country Profile

 Area
  65,610 sq km (25,332 sq mi)
 Capital
  Colombo
 Nationality
  Sri Lankan
 Population
  21.3 million
 Languages
  Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
Note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population
 Religions
  Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10%
 Literacy
  90.7%
 Gross National Income (per capita)
  US$ 1,990 (WorldBank)
 Currency
  SriLankan rupee (LKR); 113 LKR = 1 US$
 Climate
  tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October)
 Exports—commodities
  textiles and apparel, tea and spices; diamonds, emeralds, rubies; coconut products, rubber manufactures, fish
 
  All data (except GNI) taken from CIA World Factbook

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Maps

small map
large political map
large relief map



Church Statistics

The Church of the Nazarene began work in Sri Lanka in 1999.

Districts: 1
Organized Churches:
160
Mission Churches:
740
Members:
11,624
Ordained Elders:
10
Licensed Ministers:
22
Lay Pastors:
42
JESUS Film Teams:
20
Statistics correct as of November 2014

 

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