Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

Geographic Location and Climate

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean, which lies off the south-eastern tip of the Indian Subcontinent. Colombo is the largest city and the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, and is situated on the western coast of the island. Sri Lanka measures 435 km’s north to the south and 224 km’s east to the west, covering a total area of 65,610’s.

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The island's strategic location in the Indian Ocean, intersecting with the major air and sea routes between Europe and the Far East, gives it an strategic advantage as a global logistics hub.