Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (known as Ceylon before 1972) is an island nation in South Asia, located about 31 kilometers (18.5 miles) off the southern coast of India. Originally known as Heladiva, it is home to more than twenty million people. Sri Lanka is a strategic naval link between West Asia and South East Asia and has been a centre of Buddhist religion and culture from ancient times. Today, Sri Lanka is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation, with a fifth of the population following faiths other than Buddhism - notably Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. The Sinhalese community forms the majority of the population (around 80%), with Tamils, who are mostly concentrated in the north and east of the island, forming the largest ethnic minority. Other communities include the Muslim Moors and Malays as well as Burghers. Famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, rubber and coconuts, Sri Lanka boasts a progressive and modern industrial economy. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka's tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage make it a world famous tourist destination. After over two thousand years of rule by local kingdoms, parts of Sri Lanka were colonized by Portugal and the Netherlands beginning in the 16th century, before the control of the entire country was ceded to the British Empire in 1815. During World War II Sri Lanka served as an important base for Allied forces in the fight against the Japanese Empire. A nationalist political movement arose in the country in the early 20th century, with the aim of obtaining political independence, which was eventually granted by the British after peaceful negotiations in 1948. Since then Sri Lanka has enjoyed a stable democracy and continuous economic progress, despite the ongoing conflict between the Sri Lankan government and a separatist militant group known as the LTTE in the northeastern parts of the country.

Country:
Sri Lanka
Alternative Name:
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Date Became
a United Nations Member:
December 14, 1955
Date of Independence:
February 4, 1948 (from UK)
UN Mission Website:

http://un.cti.depaul.edu/cgi-bin/spider.py?_request=0&country=Sri_Lanka

Government Website:

http://www.priu.gov.lk/

UN Mission E-mail:

slpmny@aol.com

Wikipedia Entry:
Sri Lanka
CIA Factbook Entry:
Sri Lanka
UN CyberschoolBus:
Sri Lanka
Google News Search:
Sri Lanka

 

Sri Lanka Maps and Flags


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Maps are for educational purposes only. Not to be used for navigation. Adobe PDF files can be enlarged without losing resolution on large format printers.

Color Cutout Size Flag

Sri Lanka Color Flag (Cutout Size)  281 KB

Color flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Color Letter Size Flag

Sri Lanka Color Flag (Letter Size) 374.1 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

Color Tabloid Size Flag

Sri Lanka Color Flag (Tabloid Size) 209.5 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a tabloid size, full-color flag is required. Printed flag measures approximately 10" x 15". Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers.

Perspective Color Map

Sri Lanka Color Map (Orthographic Perspective Letter Size) 353.2 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color orthographic perspective (globe) map showing Afghanistan's location is required. Printed map measures 8" wide. Can be enlarged on wide format printers without losing resolution.

Outline Cutout Size Flag

Sri Lanka Outline Flag (Cutout Size) 262.4 KB

Color your own flag for your favorite country! Letter size outline flag for mounting on a dowel or straw. Flags are approximately 3" x 5" when cut out. Letter size document.

Outline Letter Size Flag

Sri Lanka Outline Flag (Letter Size) 189.6 KB

This flag is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline flag is required. Students can color their own versions. Printed flag measures approximately 8" x 10". Size can vary. Can be enlarged to almost any size on large format printers. Includes small illustration of where country is located on the globe (orthographic perspective format).

PowerPoint

Sri Lanka Microsoft PowerPoint 561 KB

This Microsoft PowerPoint file includes full color maps and flags. Contents can be immediately used in onscreen presentations, or cut and pasted into other PowerPoint documents.

Word

Sri Lanka Microsoft Word 551 KB

This Microsoft Word file includes full color maps and flags and can be scaled to print on large format printers, or cut and pasted into other Word documents.

Zip Archive

Sri Lanka Zip Archive 4.6 MB

Complete your map collection with all of the PDFs available from unforkids.com! The set includes all available full color and outline maps and flags in one easily downloadable file. Zip compression format.

Color Letter Map

Sri Lanka Color Map (Letter Size) 1102.3 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, full-color map is required. Printed map measures approximately10" wide.

Outline Letter Map

Sri Lanka Outline Map (Letter Size) 979.5 KB

This map is suitable for applications where a letter size, outline map that students can research and fill in is required. Students or users can color in their own map. Printed map measures approximately 10" wide.

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