Sri Lanka is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia.
Known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. It is sometimes known as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ because of its natural beauty, but is also referred to as ‘the teardrop of India’ due to its shape and geographical location. It stretches approximately 400 kilometres from North to South and for 220 kilometres from East to West.
Sri Lanka is a tropical island full of temples, tea plantations, golden beaches and festivals. Despite its size being similar to that of Ireland’s, the country hosts areas of wet zone, dry zone, hill-country and rainforest, with a myriad of flora and fauna from exotic orange ‘King’ coconuts to the Sri Lankan elephant.
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