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THE DANISH VILLA HOTEL,
Arugam bay, Sri Lanka. Phone: +94 (0) 7769 57936 info@thedanishvilla.com 

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Largest Cities
City Population Estimated
Colombo 669,700 2004
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia 218,800 2004
Moratuwa 184,800 2004

Key Data
Region: Asia
Population: 20,482,000 as of 2004
Area Total: 65,610 km2
Area Land: 64,740 km2
Coast Line: 1,340 km km
Capital: Colombo
Climate: The east coast is best visited from Late December to Mid October.   Tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon
(December to March); southwest
monsoon (June to October).
Languages: Sinhala (official and national language)
Tamil (national language)
Currency: 1 Sri Lankan rupee (SLRe$) = 100 cents
Holiday: Independence and National Day, 4 February (1948)

Average Daily Temperature
Arugam Bay
January: 30C 
July: 31C 

Ethnic Divisions
Sinhalese 74.0%
Tamil 18.0%
Moor 7.0%
Burgher, Malay, and Vedda 1.0%

Religions
Buddhist 70.0%
Hindu 15.0%
Christian 8.0%
Muslim 7.0%