Sri Lanka is famous for its tea, which is marketed world-wide as 'Ceylon Tea' (Ceylon being the former name of the country). Other major exports include textiles, rubber and spices.
Catalina plane at the Catalina Grill, a restaurant in Koggala (south of Galle.
|Location||Island in the Indian Ocean. Approximately 80° E of the Greenwich meridian|
|Administrative Capital||Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte (a suburb of Colombo)|
|Commercial capital and largest city||Colombo|
|Other major cities||Kandy, Galle, Jaffna, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura|
|Area||Approximately 25,000 square miles (~65,000 km2)|
|Major Languages||Sinhalese, English and Tamil|
|Major Exports||Textiles, tea, rubber, spices and precious stones|
|Currency||Sri Lankan rupee|