The interesting facts about Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka – the pearl of the Indian Ocean. This wonderful country with beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes. Sri Lanka is recognized as the best place for winter holiday.
Interesting facts about Sri Lanka
- 1. The official name of the Sri Lanka – Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
- 2. Sri Lanka gained independence from Britain in 1948, but became a full-fledged republic only in 1972. The 24 years the country had the name of Ceylon.
- 3. An interesting fact that in Sri Lanka, 70 per cent of the population professes Buddhism and followed by Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.
- 4. Sri Lanka has been ranked the world’s exports of tea! This means that you do not have to look for, where to drink a good cup of tea, relaxing on the beaches of Sri Lanka.
- 5. The State Flag of Sri Lanka is one of the oldest in the world. “Sinhala lion” depicted on the flag represents the ancestors of modern inhabitants of Sri Lanka. Green and orange stripes represent Muslims and Hindus respectively, and the red part of the flag displays the most – Buddhists. After Sri Lanka became an independent state, it was added 4 leaf paypula – holy tree of the Buddhists.
- 6. In Sri Lanka, there are 11 universities that the quality of education is not inferior to other, more popular universities in South Asia.
- 7. Instead of thanking you just smile. That smile is considered the best expression of gratitude. Well-known fact that many women are advised not to smile in Sri Lanka because it is considered flirting.
- 8. 92% of the inhabitants of Sri Lanka have education, and this is one of the best indicators in all of South Asia.
- 9. Pidurutalagala (2524 meters) – the second highest mountain after Adam’s Peak (2543 meters). It is located in the central highlands of the country. Interesting fact: the television broadcaster in this country is set at the top of Mount Pedro – the second name Pidurutalagala.
- 10. Interesting fact: in 1960, Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the first woman prime minister in the world!
- 11. The Egyptians first discovered in Sri Lanka spices and cinnamon!
- 12. In the ancient Indian epic Ramayana, written in the IV century BC already mentions Sri Lanka.
- 13. In our time, in Sri Lanka witnessed one of the best in South Asia’s per capita income – 1990 US dollars.
- 14. Sri Lanka Official languages: Sinhala and Tamil, but English is becoming more and more popular. This is due to the large influx of English-speaking tourists from around the world.
- 15. World famous writer Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka. The novel “The English Patient” was the best and most famous in his work. The film, which was shot on the motives of this novel, has been recognized human and “Oscar”.
- 16. Rupee – Sri Lanka’s main currency. Sri Lankan rupee is equal to 100 cents and 1 dollar is worth 110 rupees. It is interesting to know that the removal of the currency outside Sri Lanka is strictly prohibited.
- 17. The most popular dish in Sri Lanka is: curry spice with rice and a small garnish of vegetables. If it so happens that you do not like very spicy food, then do not worry, because in Sri Lanka there are many types of mild curry.
- 18. The most popular attraction among tourists – is the temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. As you know, this temple houses the most revered Buddhist shrine – the tooth of the Buddha.
- 19. In 1996, the Sri Lankan team won the Cricket World Cup. Since then, he has become for the residents of the most favorite sport.
- 20. The largest port and a major center of the country is the city of Colombo. But it takes only a small part of the functions of the Sri Lankan capital. The main role in the governance of the country plays a city Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.
- 21. Men and women of Sri Lanka, life expectancy is 73, 77 years, that in developing countries – a rarity.
The interesting facts about Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - the pearl of the Indian Ocean. This wonderful country with beautiful beaches and delicious peyzazhami.V this article we have compiled a number of interesting facts about Sri Lanka.
Written by: inkas
Date Published: 05/05/2016