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Interesting Facts about Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Interesting Facts

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Sri Lanka:

  • The world's largest producer of black tea, green tea, and white tea is Sri Lanka. You can travel the entire nation by drinking.
  • The world's first democratically elected female head of state was chosen in Sri Lanka.
  • Portuguese colonization of Sri Lanka began in 1505, followed by Dutch colonization in 1658, British colonization in 1796, and eventually independence in 1948.
  • In spite of the fact that there haven't been any executions there since 1976, the death penalty is still legal in Sri Lanka. By hanging, one is put to death.
  • Sri Lanka, the 122nd-smallest nation in the world, manages to supply more than 19% of all tea exported globally.
  • The Cultural Triangle is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations. The three ancient Sinhalese capitals of Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, and Kandy serve as its cornerstones. There are several historical landmarks nearby, including Buddhist shrines, subterranean temples, and imposing capital remains.
  • The highest in South Asia, at an amazing 92%, Sri Lanka has the highest percentage of literacy.
  • "Respect the Buddha" is an excellent guideline to follow when in Sri Lanka. Tourists who displayed a tattoo of the Buddha and took images that offended the Buddha were found guilty. Due to their rude behavior, several visitors were expelled, and some are now being denied admittance.
  • Volleyball was first played there in 1916 and is now the recognized national sport of Sri Lanka. The popularity of cricket and soccer among the general public does not change the fact that this is true.
  • Sri Lanka is home to what is conceivably the most well-known "footprint" in the whole globe. Buddhists claim that a hole in the ground atop Adam's Peak, one of the most sacred sites in the nation, was left by the Buddha himself during one of his visits to the island.

    Muslims and Christians concur that Adam left his mark after being driven out of Eden. Hindus in Tamil claim that the footprint belongs to their Lord Shiva.
  • Numerous nicknames have been given to Sri Lanka throughout the years, but two that seem to have endured seem to be "Pearl of the Indian Ocean" and "Teardrop of India," both of which are based on the country's geographical location.
  • The world's largest land animal, the elephant, and the largest sea mammal, the blue whale, may both be viewed in Sri Lanka in the same day.
  • There are little over 21 million people living in Sri Lanka, which is officially known as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
  • The Nil Mahanel, also called Nymphaea Stellata by botanists, is the national flower of Sri Lanka. It's called the lovely Water Lily in English.
  • One of the holiest Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka is the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy. It contains what is allegedly a genuine Buddha tooth.
  • In 2004, an Indian Ocean tsunami struck Sri Lanka. Approximately 500,000 people lost their houses and over 30,000 individuals were murdered.
  • Sri Lanka's coastline stretches for around 1340 kilometers. A large portion of its coastline is made up of sandy beaches ideal for water sports including surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
  • The majority of the world's nations use the head gestures "yes" and "no" to indicate their intentions. In Sri Lanka, the reverse is true.
  • Sir Thomas Lipton bought a 5500-acre tea plantation in what was then the high highlands of Ceylon in 1890, the company that would become known around the globe as Lipton Tea made its debut in Sri Lanka.
  • The most recent figures show that Sri Lanka has over 7 million internet users. This indicates that more than 32% of people regularly use the internet.
  • Sri Lanka is an island country located in South Asia and does not share land borders with any other countries. It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, with its nearest neighbors being other countries in the region. However, it is important to note that Sri Lanka is in close proximity to the southern tip of India, and the Palk Strait separates the two, creating a narrow body of water between them.
  • The nearest countries to Sri Lanka are India and Maldives.

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