Climate change Sri Lanka

Climate Risk and Adaptation Country Profile April 2011

Sri Lanka lies between 6° and 10°N latitude and between 80° and 82°E longitude in the Indian Ocean, with a land area of nearly 65,610 square kilometers. The island consists of a mountainous area in the south-central part and a vast surrounding coastal plain.1 The population is estimated to be 19 million and is projected to reach 23.1 million by 2031. In 2006, the GDP was $26.9 million, with an annual growth rate of 7.3%.2

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