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Colombo
republic
65610 km2
21128772 (July 2008 est.) / 322/km2
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$ 4100 (2007 est.)
0.743 (2005)
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
Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)
tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October)
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