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Location: Asia
Colombo (2.000.000 inhab.) - Amministrative Capital Sri Jayewardanapura Kotte
Main Cities:
Jaffna, Kandy, Galle, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa
65,610 km2
1 Sri Lanka rupee = 100 cents
Sinhala, Tamil, English
Buddhist; Hindu; Moslem; Christian
The Independence's Year:
Mt.Pidurutalagala (2524 m.)
Mahaweli Ganga



It is established from a big island of the southern Asia in front of the South coasts of India, flat in North area and mountainous in the center - South area, up to reach the maximum 2524 msl.
Unfortunately in the last few years Tamil guerrillas started long and bloody struggles with the regular army, in the attempt to obtain the independence of the northern part of the island to Tamil majority and to hindu religion, while most of the population (beyond the 74%) is Ceylonese of Buddhist religion.
The island is beautiful, even if in certain zones it is strongly inhabited and the hot climate, in certain months is very damp. It reaches the maximum interest and peaks of big beauty in the holy town of Kandy; in the archaeological fascinating centers of Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Mihintale and Sigiriya and in the golden temple of Dambulla.
The tea plantations in the Nuwara Eliya area are very beautiful. The island is surrounded by Indian Ocean and is bordered by amazing sandy beaches.


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Febraury '09
Sri Lanka - L'isola risplendente
Febraury '09
Alberghi: i nostri preferiti
Febraury '09
La terra dei rè
Le città antiche dello Sri Lanka

Febraury '09
Lo Tsunami e le coste meridionali
Febraury '09
I ristoranti consigliati
Febraury '09
Sri Lanka e Ceylon
(Notizie da Accademici)

Febraury '09
Le piantagioni del tè
Febraury '09
Kandy - Il tempio del Sacro Dente


Sigiriya Galle Pettah a Colombo Il porto di Colombo

Monaci ad Anuradhapura La scalinata di Mihintale Dagoba di Mihintale Polonnaruwa

Il Buddha a Polonnaruwa Colline centrali Le cave di Dambulla Il complesso templare di Dambulla

Kandy Al tempio del Sacro Dente Piantagione di tè La raccolta del tè

Risaie Tangalla Lungo la costa sud Unawatuna

Anuradhapura Dagoba ad Anuradhapura Colombo Il Buddha d'oro di Dambulla Raccoglitrice Tamil

Photographies to greater solution can be found to the page The Indian Region Gallery