Sri Lanka Geography, Climate, Areas, Cities


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    Geography of Sri Lanka
    Area: 65,610 sq. km. (25,332 sq. mi.); about the size of West Virginia.
    Cities: Capital--Colombo (pop. est. 1.3 million--urban area). Sri Jayewardenepura-Kotte is the officially designated capital and is the site of Parliament, but it is currently only an administrative center. Other cities--Kandy (150,000), Galle (110,000), Jaffna (100,000).
    Terrain: Coastal plains in the northern third of country; hills and mountains in south-central Sri Lanka rise to more than 2,133 meters (7,000 ft.).
    Climate: Tropical. Rainy seasons--light in northeast, fall and winter, with average rainfall of 50 in.; heavy in southwest, summer and fall, with average rainfall of 200 in.