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by A Total TaiTai Tale

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Sri Lanka
Capital: (administrative)Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, (a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city Colombo).
Two official languages: Sinhala & Tamil
Religions: 70% Buddhism (state religion), 13% Hinduism, 9.5% Islam, 7.5% Christianity
Area: 65,000+ km2 (25,000+ sq mi)
Population: 22,500,000+/-
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Drive on the left-hand side of the road
Time zone: GMT+5:30 …. say what?

It’s actually our second country “half an hour off”. Myanmar was our first as it is GMT+6:30. Fun fact: In Myanmar they drive on the right-hand side of the road but most of their cars have their steering wheel on the right… because they used to drive on the left but switched in the 1970 and most of the cars are either old or come from neighboring countries were they drive on the left! -at least when we visited 5 years ago!
I also went to a country with “3/4hour off”. Nepal is GMT +5.45

#OddThingsYouLearnWhenYouTravel

you can thank me later when you get the question on Trivial Pursuit 😉

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