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Map of Sri Lanka for Planning Your Next Dream Holiday

Updated on February 15, 2014


Koggala Beach
Koggala Beach

If you are looking for the map of Sri Lanka, here you will find many types of maps including geographical maps, tourist maps, road maps, and many more. By reading this guide it will be easy to get the necessary information about the location of Sri Lanka and also plan your next visit to this wonderful tourist destination.       

Geographic Location

Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean, to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal that is separated from India by the Palk Straight and the Gulf of Mannar. It lies between latitudes 5° and 10°N, and longitudes 79° and 82°E. Sri Lanka is a country belongs to Asian continent and one of seven countries in South Asia including India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Bangladesh.

The country lies on one of the critical location in Ocean route map that connects Asian countries like China and Singapore to the Europe. Total area of Sri Lanka is 65,610 km2 and water occupies 4.4% of the land.

Sri Lanka

Geographic Location of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in the World Map
Sri Lanka in the World Map
Sri Lanka in the Asian Map
Sri Lanka in the Asian Map
Map of Sri Lanka
Map of Sri Lanka

Tourist Maps

Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for spending a dream holiday for any visitor from any part of the world. It was selected as the top place to visit in 2010 by the New York Times. Its rich cultural and bio diversity makes it one of the most gifted tourist attractions in the world. Beaches with crystal clear waters, wild life, bird sanctuaries, forests, waterfalls, mountains and so many wonderful natural attractions are there that you may find in the following tourist map of Sri Lanka.

Being a country with over 2500 years of written history you can forget its culture. Anuradhapura, Pollonnaruwa, and Kandy are the renowned cities for their ancient remains. You will find so many ancient creations like pagodas, temples, arts, statues, ponds, etc. that reminds its ancient charisma. Sigiriya considers as the eighth wonder of the world for its magnificent arts and wonderfully engineered overall creation. Many visitors hardly forget this place on their travel map.

Travel Map of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Travel Map
Sri Lanka: Travel Map | Source

Also places where offer ayurvedic treatments are very popular among tourists. You will find so many hotels for enjoying these natural treatments. More than everything else you won't forget those friendliest and warmest people in this tiny island. 

Visit Sri Lanka

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Elephants at the Minneriya National ParkRuwanweliseya - An Ancient Stupa in AnuradhapuraWorld Trade Center in Colombo
Elephants at the Minneriya National Park
Elephants at the Minneriya National Park
Ruwanweliseya - An Ancient Stupa in Anuradhapura
Ruwanweliseya - An Ancient Stupa in Anuradhapura
World Trade Center in Colombo
World Trade Center in Colombo

District Map

Sri Lanka is divided into 9 provinces and 25 districts as illustrated in the district map of Sri Lanka. Provinces of Sri Lanka are Central, Eastern, North Central, Northern, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, and Western. Western province is the most populated province in the country with heady contribution to the national economy. Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara are the districts that belong to Western province. Colombo is the most populated city with a population of over 680,000. Total population of the country is just over 20 million according to 2009 estimates and it increases at the rate of 0.79%.

District Map of Sri Lanka

District Map of Sri Lanka
District Map of Sri Lanka

Road Map

Highways and Railways in Sri Lanka
Highways and Railways in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Road Map

Most of the cities of Sri Lanka are connected by rail road and it consists of a road network of over 11,000 kilometers. While there are number of expressways are under construction and other main highways are being upgraded, almost any part of the country can be reached in a good time. There are 12 airports in the country to reach distance locations in a quick time.

Katunayaka is the only international airport and another international airport is under construction in Mattala, in the south of the island. Colombo is the major port that handles over 4.1 million TEUs annually and the newly built port in Hambantota started its operations in November 2010. 

Visit Sri Lanka and enjoy its natural and cultural diversity. It will be a novel experience for any traveler to visit a country like this. Use these maps of Sri Lanka and plan your next holiday right now.

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      6 years ago

      Good one...Keep on going...

    • Jasejames profile imageAUTHOR

      Senadheera Jayakody 

      6 years ago from Gampaha, Sri Lanka

      To Dr. Steffan, If you are interested in visiting Sri Lanka, there are lots of places to visit.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      To Jasejames, Maybe you can meet me somewhere near Colombo and take me on a Grand Tour of your malaria free area areas of your country???

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      Senadheera Jayakody 

      6 years ago from Gampaha, Sri Lanka

      To Magodis: Thanks for the reply and I really appreciate that.

      To Dr. Steffan, Glad to know that and I appreciate taking time to make a comment here. I hope to write more articles that would useful for those who visiting Sri Lanka in the future.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      An informative hub for those contemplating to visit the island and informative.

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      7 years ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      This is a very good article


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